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Stepchild Faves – December 2014

Happy New Year!

It’s officially January and 2015, but we didn’t want to leave you hanging without letting you know about our fave posts from December 2014. There were a lot of good ones this month and it was super hard to narrow it down, but we successfully got it narrowed down to our top 5 favorite posts.

Without further delay, here are our fave posts from December 2014: (in no particular order)

Frugaling – Debt is the Illusion of Success This post is a great example of how credit cards can make it seem like you have it all together and can afford your luxurious-ish lifestyle when really you can’t. Much like Sam says in this post, I too was using credit to afford my lifestyle until I woke up sweating one night because I was so worried about being able to make my credit card payments that month. Never again my friends!

The Shop My Closet Project – The Three Things That I Did This Year That Changed My LifeIn this post, Michelle shares with us the 3 things she did in 2014 that had the biggest impact on her happiness level. Personally, I’ve never tried any of the 3, but I’m very intrigued by it and might have to see what all the hype is about. 🙂

The Frugal Farmer – 60 Home Organization Tips for a Happy Home It’s the time of year when we are all trying to make room for the new stuff we got for Christmas and making New Year’s resolutions to be more organized and clutter free. If that sounds like you, check our Laurie’s 60 tips to help you get started on that resolution with a bang!

Young Adult Money – How to Budget Your Time Like You Budget Your Money Erin’s got another great post here! I know both Cat and I struggle with finding balance and the best use of our time sometimes. It can be difficult to fit everything in. Perhaps some of you have the same problem? If so, Erin has some great tips and things to think about when it comes to how you are spending your time.

Budget Bloggess – The Frugal No Spend Year Ahead – Lust for Life not Stuff – I think Michelle and I have a scary amount in common, so whenever I read her posts I feel like they could have been written by me (except for the bit about living in the city, haha). This post is a great one. Michelle is renewing her “No Spend” vow for 2015 and is okay with being thought of as “different”. She’s ready to let her frugal freak flag fly. 🙂 You go girl!

We hope you all had a fun and safe New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Hopefully you are still sticking to your resolutions. 🙂

If you have just a minute, perhaps you could go check out Cat’s latest post over at Budget Blonde and say congrats as it’s her 5th wedding anniversary!


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Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson spent years managing her own blog about budgeting and debt. Because of that, she has great insights not only about managing spending and borrowing but also about running websites profitably. When she's not writing articles for us, she's traveling and looking for new types of wines to try.
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