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July 2016

Financially Saavy Saturdays #153

For those of you who regularly read Financially Fit & Fab, today’s post is a little different.  I am co-hosting a blog hop or “link up” with two other bloggers.  That basically means that other awesome personal finance blogs have dropped links for their latest posts at the bottom of the page.  Check a few of the posts out, I guarantee you will find some great info!  If you are a personal finance blogger, I’d love for you to join in this week.  See below for more info! 🙂

Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, a blog hop created especially for personal finance bloggers! We want to read anything and everything to do with money here. Whether you’ve written anything from how you talk with your kids about money to your latest side income report, you’re invited to link-up.

If it relates to personal finance, we want to read it!

Financially Savvy Saturdays Blog Hop with Disease Called Debt and Broke Girl Rich

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10 Items you Should Slash from your Budget

According to CNN Money 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.  In order to resolve that, lets get to work on your budget.  A budget truly is the foundation to your financial success.  If you don’t have a budget yet then you should create one in with these 5 simple steps.  Once you have created your budget, make sure you negotiate your reoccurring bills to save money. Once you have taken those steps, its time to look at things that can be cut from your budget.  Check out these 10 items that you should slash from your budget!

 

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FFF Travels: Panama for $1000 or less

Due to popular demand, Financially Fit & Fab started a new travel hacking series in May: FFF Travels for $1000 or less. Some trips will be much less than $1000 and others will come right to the cusp. The dollar amount spent on the trip will include flight, lodging, food & drink, as well as basic entertainment. The first trip that I featured was a trip to Dominican Republic for much less than $1000.

This month feature is a trip that I took in December to Panama for less than $1000.  I spent 4 nights and 5 days in Panama – 3 of the days were actually in Panama City and one day was at a small island about 40 miles away called Isla Contadora.

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(Featured) Declutter your Finances in 4 Easy Steps

After weeks of warm weather, summer is finally here!  The beginning of spring typically signals spring cleaning.  You know, giving away old clothes, cleaning out the garage or basement, and giving the entire house a good deep scrub.   One important thing that is often forgotten during spring cleaning is to declutter your finances.  Just like spring cleaning, it is time to scrub the clutter away from your finances.  In honor, of the first day of Summer, check out these 5 easy steps to declutter your finances!

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5 Steps to Prepare for your 1st Home Purchase

In March, I became a homeowner!  Time sure flies because it feels like just yesterday.  Many of my close friends have recently purchased a house or are in the market to buy in the next 2 years or less.  Although it can seem like an overwhelming process, it doesn’t have to be.  I am here to help you out.  Look for regular posts regarding the home buying process.

To start things off, check out these 5 steps to prepare for buying a home!

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(Featured) Finding Money to Trade with a Tight Budget

Think you don’t have any money to trade?  I am here to tell you that you are wrong!  Everyone has money to trade.  Yes, even you.  If financial freedom is truly a priority to you, then you can make trading happen.  Together we will find money for you to trade even if you are on a tight budget!

Sacrifices may need to be made but have you thought about why you want to trade?  Are you looking to retire early?  Create a stream of income?  Fund a business? Or even pay down debt?  Knowing the why will make the next 4 steps so much easier.

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6 Cheap Hotel Alternatives (that aren’t Airbnb)

You’ve found the perfect flight deal for your upcoming trip but now you need a place to stay. You searched hotels in the area but they all seem overpriced. Plus, you are looking for a different type of experience.  An experience that a hotel can’t offer.  What’s next for finding the perfect place to stay?

Before a few months ago, I would’ve immediately said Airbnb is the alternative for cheap lodging.  If you aren’t familiar with Airbnb, it is an online marketplace that allows people to list, find, and rent vacation homes for a small processing fee. The main pro of Airbnb is that you are able to find a nice place to stay, for a low price and in an ideal location.

From customers facing discrimination to safety issues, 2016 hasn’t been the best year for Airbnb. Good news is that Airbnb isn’t the only inexpensive hotel alternative. Check out these 6 cheap hotel alternatives that aren’t Airbnb.

 

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4 Lessons the Gym Taught Me About Investing

Today’s post is written by an awesome trading and investment coach, Tela Holcomb.  Check out her bio at the end of the post! 

Do you workout?  Earlier this year, I started working out… again and it feels great getting into shape!  I have more energy and I feel stronger.  It also feels great to know working out has long-term health benefits.

Well, it’s just as important to keep your finance in shape.  Part of being financially fit is learning how to invest for retirement.  Today, I’m sharing with you four lessons the gym taught me about investing.

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