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Tips for Planning the Perfect Wedding on a Tight Budget

Weddings, as glorious of an occasion as they are, can top the list of the most expensive things we ever pay for in life. Dream weddings leave many couples starting of their life as a married couple in a serious amount of debt, straining the budget from the second the words “I do” are uttered.

The last thing I wanted when I got married was to start out with a debt that could easily go into the tens-of-thousands of dollars if not kept in check. I needed to be able to plan my wedding on a budget. Here are some things I did (and you can do) to keep that wedding budget under control.

Your wedding is a special occasion and deserves to be celebrated. You can still plan a beautiful wedding with a limited budget and avoid going into debt. Stay committed to the bigger picture of avoiding future
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Uber vs. Lyft – Should I Become a Driver? (Make Extra Money Fast!)

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve at least heard of Uber, and maybe also their closest competitor Lyft.

If you’re unfamiliar with Uber or Lyft, these are basically taxi services to give rides in your local area. All the drivers are independent and work their own hours. Simply login to the app provided by Uber or Lyft and start picking up people and giving them a ride.

To give you an overview of what it’s like to be a driver, I had my husband (and behind the scenes partner here at Savvy Savers Academy) Nate answer some questions, as he has driven for both companies.

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12 Helpful Tips for Building an Emergency Fund Fast

It was 10 days before Christmas the year my husband got laid off and lost his job.

We had nothing to fall back on.

I worked part-time for a $9/hour. That certainly wouldn’t take us very far.

To top it off, we had to return every single Christmas present that year to pay our most urgent living expenses.

That’s not even the end of the story.

Not long after that, I also lost my job and my husband had some health issues and ended up in the ER with no health insurance.


It was a difficult time, and it took my husband nearly a year to return to a “good” job. (He wasn’t above flipping burgers until he could find a job with great income.)

Starting an emergency fund is so imperative to your finances. It’s literally an urgent matter for you to get one as soon as possible to deflect some of the worst possible financial disasters.

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15 Easy Ways to Trick Yourself into Saving Money

There’s a difference between saving money and saving money.


  1. Saving Money – not spending money or getting something for a discount; paying less for a product or service.
  2. Saving Money – putting your money into a bank account or saving jar to set aside for later.

While it’s great to get a discount and not spend as much money, let’s talk about easy ways to save money for later.

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