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Building a Command Center

What is a Command Center? Have you ever seen those beautifully decorated homes on those home improvement shows? They usually show a house that’s been renovated with a great office for the husband that he can escape to once he’s home from his other office… wait a minute! What about an office to manage the […]

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Budgeting Tips

Emergency Funds – Why You Need One

How many of us are in debt? Raise your hands. How many of us have come to the end of the month and had more bills than money? Raise your hands. How many of us have lost our jobs and scrambled to figure out what to do? Raise your hands. If you haven’t raised your […]

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Donate Without Spending Money

Michael and I love to give back. It’s a way that we can both feel good about helping the community as well as possibly helping to save lives in the process. There is always an opportunity to give back with money, if it’s tithing to your church, donating to your favorite charity, or giving money […]

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A Little More About Me

My name is Emily. I’m 26 years old and I live in San Jose, CA with my fianc√© Michael, mother in law, and his twin brother and sister. Our situation is not as unique as you might think. A lot of homes in this area, though single-family homes, will house more than one family. That’s […]

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Bay Area Budgeter

Welcome to the Bay Area Budgeter Blog! On this blog I will be writing about what it’s like to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and how to be thrifty and money conscious in the very¬†expensive Silicon Valley. Most of the blogs I have read about saving money, financial goals, mortgage pay off, and […]

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