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Guest Post: Debt Free Divas Talk Budget Basics

Budget Basics

As “No-Buy” Month winds down and everyone begins to reevaluate spending choices, a conversation about budgeting seems appropriate. Creating a regular budget is your ticket out of debt. Period! You can dress it up. Call it a spending plan. Do whatever floats your boat. Bottom line, operating on budget makes your money behave. Without it, you have a finger in the wind approach to managing your finances. Like my favorite quote states, “When you know better, you can do better.” Continue reading

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10 Ways to watch TV Without Paying for Cable

Continuing No Buy Month, here are some tips on how to save money on your cable bill. If you have internet access, then it’s pretty redundant of you to be paying for cable. With a little setup, you can save a ton of money on those cable packages and still watch your favorite shows! Continue reading

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Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway

Hey folks, you know I love me some coconut oil. Well, Tropical Traditions was kind enough to send me a 32 oz. bottle of their Virgin Coconut Oil to review* AND SPONSOR A GIVEAWAY! I have to tell you, this is quality stuff. I was kind of under the impression that all  virgin coconut oil was made the same, but the consistency of this product is a bit thicker. This means I use a little bit less when I’m cooking with it (which means less calories) and that it’s more emollient when I’m mixing up some of my DIY beauty products, (which means a little goes a long way). Continue reading


Get Ready for The Next “No Buy Month”!

It’s that time of year again! February is almost here, No Buy Month is back and we have a week to prepare! The point of No Buy Month is to put you on a bit of a financial diet and to show you how to reign in your spending. Is it challenging? Yes. Impossible? Nope. The rules are simple… Continue reading


“Un-Petroleum Jelly” Recipe

A friend of mine has a new fabulous blog called Homeaide Good that is chock full of recipes and diy ideas. As a gift, she recently made me a version of her “Un-Petroleum Jelly” and I’m in LOVE with this stuff!. I have made my own Whipped Shea Body Cream in the past, but this is lighter and absorbs quicker. Here’s how to do it… Continue reading