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The Most Overlooked Part of Planning for the New Year

Thanks for sharing! 8 It’s almost 2019! While most of us are deep into the hustle and bustle of the holiday celebrations to wrap up 2018, it’s important to take a minute to start actually planning for the new year. No, this isn’t about how to make your new year’s resolutions, or how to set SMART goals for the new year. I’m talking about taking an hour or two sometime in the next week to set yourself up for success by getting organized. By creating systems for  ...

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The Toolkit Essentials You Shouldn’t Be Living Without

Thanks for sharing! 8 If you’re going to live on your own, there are a few basic things you will need. Food, soap, your own bath towel…and tools. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my stories about my plumbing troubles the past two weekends. It all started two Fridays ago, when I was in the living room, buried under sleeping babies and just starting to think about getting them put to bed – when I heard a crash in the kitchen. Worried someone had broken into  ...

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The Frugal Black Friday Shopping Tips You Probably Forgot About

Thanks for sharing! 8 I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! If you’ve been here for awhile, you might remember that last Thanksgiving/Black Friday was when I accidentally made over $500 from affiliate marketing and decided to finally get serious about making this blog something special. I could (and want to) wax nostalgic over the evolution of CHL this year, but now is not the time. Because now it is time to talk about how to save money on Black Friday. My mom was  ...

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Why I Instituted a Halftime Report for Setting and Achieving Goals

Thanks for sharing! 8 At the very beginning of 2018, my husband and I were discussing goals and why people view the New Year as a “reset” for the year, and Peter said something very interesting: Unless you were born on January 1, the new year is not actually an entirely new year for you – your year resets on your birthday. Evidently, he has been setting goals for himself every year in July. He then said something even more fascinating – at the 6 month mark, he pauses  ...

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