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    Possible Budget Smart Girl Marketplace

    We’re almost half way through summer. Maybe where you’re at it’s half way through winter. How is your year going so far? Have you met all your goals or are you planning more for the fourth quarter? As you know, I’ve been thinking about new business ideas and what I want to do next. Posting to all my sites is getting tough because it takes so much time and doesn’t really yield the results I want to see. I have a long list of ideas and ways I want to take these sites in new directions. One idea for BSG is to turn it into more of a marketplace to…

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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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    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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    Money Mindset Makeover April Check In

    It’s almost the end of April. Two months since the February Money Mindset Makeover Challenge. Did you follow along? Did you set yourself some goals? In June, we’ll do a three month check in to gauge how well we’ve done but as we move into that third month after the conclusion of the challenge, let’s do a mini review. Did you work on figuring out your assets and liablities? Figure out what some of your budget downfalls are? Look at ways to shave costs off your monthly expenses? Explore ways to bring in extra income? Is there anything you’re struggling with? If so, what resources do you need to access…

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    Buy Now to Protect Your Purchasing Power?

    Inflation, hyperinflation, deflation which one is going to be? I listen to lots of economic podcasts and the buzzwords are those three words above that all end in tion. No one economist or financial expert agrees which one is going to happen but all of them are in agreement, that it’s time to think about your financial future and if you’ll take a proactive stand against whichever one comes our way. Lots of people have been saying that food prices are going up, others say prices are the same but content is getting smaller. I’ve heard talk about building supplies going up by as much as 150%. Also think about…

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    Best Buys in April

    It’s April and time to look at some of the best buys for the month- Anything snow and cold, snow blowers, shovels, winter clothing…jackets, boots, scarves. Winter sports items like snowboards. St. Patrick Day items…you can save them from year to year. Easter Items-after Sunday things are going to be discounted. Once again you can save them from year to year. Candy and chocolates can be used during the rest of the year too! Ham can be frozen or made into dishes that can be frozen. Things like split pea soup ready for fall and winter. Eggs will also be on sale. It’s National Car Care Month so all things…

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