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Rachel Cruze: How to vacation without breaking the budget

Summer’s just around the corner, which means you might be thinking about one of my favorite things ever: vacation. In fact, I always joke that vacation planning is basically one of my spiritual gifts. But we all know vacations can get expensive real fast, which makes them a lot less fun than they should be. So, here are five tips that will help you plan an amazing vacation without hurting your budget: 1. Base your plans on the Baby...
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Catching Up With the Joneses (ft. Rachel Cruze)

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Rachel Cruze: Is retail therapy causing you to overspend for the holidays?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for buying gifts. And while you’re at it, you might as well buy something for yourself, right? We’ve all been there. Remember in Friends when Monica bought those super expensive leather boots on impulse? She ended up regretting it because they really hurt her feet. Womp, womp!
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Rachel Cruze: 4 bad spending habits you need to break today

Imagine a reality where you can afford to move into your dream house, send your kids to college without debt, and give so generously that it transforms your community. If only...right?. Wrong. With a few changes to your spending habits, you actually can turn your financial dreams into reality. Culture...
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Rachel Cruze: Four bad spending habits

Imagine a reality where you can afford to move into your dream house, send your kids to college without debt, and give so generously that it transforms your community. If only . . . right?. Wrong. With a few changes to your spending habits, you actually can turn your financial...
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Rachel Cruze: Budgeting for Christmas

Making a list, checking it twice . . . Oh wait, it’s not the holiday season quite yet? You may still be enjoying time at the pool, but if you haven’t started yet, now is the best time to start budgeting for Christmas. When you make a Christmas budget ahead of time, you can stop the holiday stress before it even begins.
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Wayne County News

Rachel Cruze: Budgeting for Christmas early in the year

Making a list, checking it twice . . . Oh wait, it’s not the holiday season quite yet? You may still be enjoying time at the pool, but if you haven’t started yet, now is the best time to start budgeting for Christmas. When you make a Christmas budget ahead of time, you can stop the holiday stress before it even begins.
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Rachel Cruze: 5 tips to stay motivated while paying off debt

We’ve reached a halfway point in the year, and if you’re also in the middle of your debt-free journey, your motivation may be in a slump. The excitement of starting your debt-free journey may have worn off, and now you’re in the daily grind of paying off those loans and making all the sacrifices you can.
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Wayne County News

Rachel Cruze: Tips for staying motivated while paying off debt

We’ve reached a halfway point in the year, and if you’re also in the middle of your debt-free journey, your motivation may be in a slump. The excitement of starting your debt-free journey may have worn off, and now you’re in the daily grind of paying off those loans and making all the sacrifices you can.
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Rachel Cruze: Three ways to reclaim your money goals in 2021

Have you ever started out the weekend with exciting plans only to have them come to a screeching halt? I have!. That’s what happens when you have three little kids. The same is true of our money goals: Sometimes they get derailed. But just because our original plans get derailed, it doesn’t mean we can’t achieve our goals. We only have to adjust and start again.
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Rachel Cruze: 3 ways to reclaim your money goals in 2021

Have you ever started out the weekend with exciting plans only to have them come to a screeching halt?. I have. That's what happens when you have three little kids. The same is true of our money goals: Sometimes they get derailed. But just because our original plans get derailed, it doesn’t mean we can’t achieve our goals. We only have to adjust and start again.
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Rachel Cruze: 4 Ways to Avoid Revenge Spending

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Theme parks, restaurants and vacation spots are all opening up and so are people’s wallets. Consumer spending is surging this year and experts predict it could grow by almost 10%. Some of what’s happening right now is revenge spending – making up for lost time. But, how...
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Rachel Cruze: 3 ways to stop spending and start saving

Did you know nearly 40% of Americans can’t cover a $400 expense from their savings?. People give many different reasons for not being able to save money, and I’ve heard them all. Some people do have it harder than others, but I’ve also seen enough single moms work three jobs to change their family tree, and enough blue-collar dads retire as millionaires that I’m prone to believe most of us are better off than we think.
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Rachel Cruze: How to have a conversation about money with your spouse

My dad, Dave Ramsey, filed for bankruptcy the year I was born. My older sister was about 3. So, with a brand-new baby, a toddler, and as dad says all the time, “a marriage hanging by a thread,” things hit rock bottom. Hard. It took them a good five years to climb out of that hole — right around the same time of my earliest memories.
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