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Cultivating Financial Freedom

Welcome to A Bowl Full of Lemons. During the month of September, I will be sharing our journey towards financial independence and hopefully inspire you to do the same. But before I begin, I must warn you that I am not a financial advisor and my college degree doesn’t have anything Read More

Organizing {End Of Life} Documents

The last time that I was here, I was chatting all about the pertinent topic of scarves and how I creatively found a way to organize my scarf collection. While that IS an important topic, the theme of today’s post ranks just a wee bit higher on the priority scale. Read More

How to Organize your Taxes

  Does tax time stress you out?  Do you know where all of your tax documents & receipts are?  If not,  I’m here to help you get organized! Why pay more then you should, on taxes? Maximize your return with a few organizing steps. Claim the money that’s yours! Today, I Read More

Household “Bill Payment Center”…

  Bill paying can be a chore… a painful chore. But it doesn’t have to be. If you are organized and on top of your due dates & your budget, bill paying can be quite fun.  Today I am going to help YOU set up a bill paying center in Read More

My Filofax Organization…

  It’s no secret that I have a love for planners and my all time favorite planner is the “Filofax“.  I have tried several planners over the years and I always go back to Filofax.  I love that its made well and will last forever. I also love that I Read More

Budgeting Giveaway…

  For the last 5 days, I have taught you how to organize a household budget, by setting up a Budget Binder. Day #1 – Assemble your Binder Day #2 – Record of Accounts & Monthly Due Date Schedule Day #3 – Income & Debt Tracking Day #4 – Annual Read More

Household Budgeting: Day 5 – Cash Spending

  Today is our final step to setting up a household budget:  Cash Spending. Our goal for this step is to create a budget for our necessary weekly spending. Over the last 4 days, we have completed the following…   Day #1 – Assemble your Binder Day #2 – Record of Accounts & Read More

Household Budgeting: Day 4 – Annual & Monthly Expenses

Day 4 – Budgeting Annual & Monthly Expenses Today we will be going through all of our expenses to calculate the amount due each month (and payday).   If the amount due varies each month, you can either leave it blank or estimate the amount for your budget (I estimate).  Read More

Household Budgeting: Day 3 – Income & Debt Tracking

Day 3 – Income & Debt Tracking In order to manage your monthly budget effectively, you should have a good idea of what your income will be.  For some, this is difficult because your paychecks fluctuate.  Keeping a good record of your income for the year will help.   The Read More

Household Budgeting: Day 2 – Record of Accounts

Budgeting & finances are not the most “exciting” task to accomplish.  But if you get your finances organized, it can be more bearable.  If you are struggling to pay your bills, or if you couldn’t tell me how much you owe on your debts, you especially need to go through Read More

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