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    Money Mindset Makeover Challenge-Check In Time

    It’s check in time! Let’s think back to February and the Money Mindset Makeover Challenge. Did you take part? If you haven’t checked it out, you can find all the posts-28 days of ideas to challenge your money mindset. At the end of the challenge, I mentioned that we’d do a June check in as we enter the third quarter of the year. If you’ve been using the makeover as a blueprint to make and save money, how are things going? Did you give up after the first month? If so, why? What did you find the hardest thing to change with regards to prior money mindset? Was it on…

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    Best Buys for June

    It’s June and time to look at some of the month’s best bargain buys- June means Father’s Day so look for things like power tools going on sale before and maybe even after too. Wedding season is in full swing as well. And who wants to be inside working out when the weather’s near perfect which means gyms and health clubs lower their membership fees this time of the year. So, if you really want to join one, now’s the time. Also, look for post Memorial Day sales. Burgers, buns, hot dogs and pickles…perfect for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday too. Some garden items might be discounted, especially annual…

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    Put on Your Future Thinking Hat

    Getting ahead with both your money and business always comes down to thinking ahead. Let’s jump back just ten years and think about all the things that weren’t around then but are commonplace today. The people who made money from them put on their future thinking hat and now it’s your turn to do that too. Sit down, brainstorm for 15 minutes or more and think about where you think culture, society, and technology is heading in the next decade. What are people going to need? Maybe people have gotten used to spending more time at home and looking to upgrade their home and yard. Could be that they now…

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    Inflation-Be Budget Smart

    You can’t get away from the talk about inflation. How high will it go and how long it will last? Whatever the answer, bottom line is that goods and services cost more and therefore you have less money to spend on other things like maybe a vacation or putting money aside for that rainy day fund. Being budget smart is always about ways to get around obstacles, especially money related ones, so here are some tips to help take the sting off of inflation- Think Ahead Right now I’m trying to think one year, even two years ahead and figure out what I’ll need. Next question, is the product likely…

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