The Next Book You Have to Read: The Miracle Morning

It's rare that you come across a book that will truly change your life, but The Miracle Morning will do just that. Click through to find out what you'll get out of this amazing book!

I set out this year with a few different goals. One of them: Read more. I had been making a list of books I’d heard good things about, so when the New Year hit, I knew exactly which book I’d be starting with: The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. I even paid for it because I couldn’t find a free copy anywhere and I had a feeling about this one.

Holy Moly.

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How I Cut $500 Off My Monthly Grocery Bill

I'm totally blown away by the results, but by making a few simple adjustments I was able to cut $500 off our grocery bill this month! The best part is that I'm sure that savings will only grow. Check out what you need to be doing!

This year is packed full of goals for me, one of which is to drastically cut my grocery bill… ideally in half. My husband and I are pretty good at not splurging on fancy restaurants, or even eating out a lot, yet still our grocery bill is by far the largest bill we’ve got (aside from the mortgage).  So after the holidays died down, I got to work…and holy moly, what a pleasant surprise!  I made a few big (but ultimately easy) changes and the results were phenomenal – I saved over $500 the first month of my attempts!  As far as I’m concerned, that’s the same as making $500/month, so I couldn’t be happier.

So here’s what I did (and what you should do) to cut $500 off the grocery bill this month:  

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10 Ways to Make Money as an Online Educator

There are so many ways to make money as an online educator nowadays! And if you do it right, they pay way more than anything in a classroom.

When I left the 9-5 grind to stay at home with my son I knew that I would try to find some work to do from home.  What I didn’t know was that the options would be seemingly endless.  In fact, some business that I was in contact with were actually specifically looking for stay-at-home moms.

Since then, I’ve been keeping track of all the amazing options out there for every type of background, because honestly I think everyone should have the opportunity to work from wherever they want – especially if it’s to be able to stay at home with their kids.  So, for the teachers, educators, and infopreneurs out there, this list is for you.  Some are so unbelievable that you can make way more from home than you ever could in a classroom (seriously).

Related post: 50 Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom

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The Simple Secret to Building Wealth & Paying Down Debt

Building wealth and paying down debt – the unattainable goal that most of us statistically never reach – is ironically very, very simple. Foolproof even. In fact, I think one of the biggest reason that most people don’t build wealth (or pay down debt) is because the real solution, the one right in front of them, is just too simple. It’s boring. It’s slow. It isn’t glitzy and it’s not something to write home about.

But it works.

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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Weaning a Toddler

The time has come.  I’ve weaned my toddler.  No more breastfeeding, no more magic wand to cure all ailments and discomforts, no more being a superhuman mommy.  I thought I was ready, then I thought I wasn’t, and now I don’t have a choice because once I started it just happened really quickly.

So, to all the other moms out there that are breastfeeding a toddler and wondering when (and how) they’ll wean them, this post is for you!  Here are all the things that surprised me as I weaned my soon-to-be 2-year old.

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How to Start a Money-Making Blog

Starting a blog was the best thing I ever did and it's not as hard as you think! If you're ready to make the leap, click through and I'll walk you through the 10 steps to starting a blog

Deciding that you want to start a blog is sooo exhilarating. I will never forget how excited I was to start MBA sahm. And I would loooove for other people to feel that way too! So I’m going lay it all out there and tell you how to start a blog in 10 easy steps. The good news is that it isn’t expensive to start one (and if you’re not worried about making money it can be totally free). The bad news is that it’s probably way more work than you think it is.  BUT it is unbelievably fulfilling and gratifying work.  It’s a real business that you’ll be running just like any other start-up.

So roll up your sleeves, entrepreneur, here we go!  Here’s how to start a blog that you will love and will make you money:

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MBA SAHM’s Most Popular Posts of 2015

What a fabulous year 2015 was! Thanks so much to all of my fabulous readers for picking these posts as their favorites!

What a great, fabulous year for me and my lovely little baby, MBA sahm!  This was MBA sahm’s first full year and I can’t tell you how much I learned from the whole experience, especially with regard to what everyone enjoyed reading!  I’m totally addicted to checking my site’s stats, so I bet I watched each and every one of you reading each and every post…and yet STILL I was a little surprised by some of the top winners (although not that much).

Wondering if you enjoyed the best of the best?  Here they are…the most popular (according to views) of 2015:

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How to Accomplish Your Financial Goals This Year

If you want to accomplish your financial goals this year, you may be closer than you think. Check out these tips and resources to help make it happen!

Without a doubt, one of my absolute favorite times of year is the one little week sandwiched in between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  The craziness of the holidays are over and I start to get really, really motivated for the year ahead.  And hopefully you already know that I LOVE GOAL SETTING.  So that’s basically what I spend the whole week doing…and not surprisingly, a lot of my goals tend to be financial ones.  Then once I’ve settled on them, I work really, really, really hard to get them accomplished.

So as you start brainstorming ideas to tackle your own financial goals, use these tips and resources to get them totally accomplished this year:

Related post: The Life-Changing Power of Goal Setting
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The Only New Year’s Resolution You Need to Accomplish Everything

In a few days I’m going to publish a post that will be full of resources and tips that will help accomplish your New Year’s resolution, no matter what it may be. I’ve been working on it for a while, and throughout the process I kept coming back to the same realization:

 

There’s really only one New Year’s resolution you need that will accomplish all other resolutions you may have.

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DIY Finger Paint Wrapping Paper

Last year for Christmas, I wrapped all of our gifts in shipping paper and did my best to spruce them up with some fun embellishments. My son had been with me every step of the way (whether he liked it or not), so I finally figured out a way to get him even more involved in the process.

So how exactly does one get a toddler involved in gift wrapping??

Drum roll please….finger paint!

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