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Sarah Winfrey

Sarah Winfrey is a writer, homeschool parent, and has a Masters in Spiritual Formation & Soul Care. She is also training to be certified as a medical chaplain.

Latest articles by Sarah Winfrey

Should You Budget Like You Diet?

"Budgeting" and "dieting" are our two toughest resolutions. The strategies that work with one just might work for the other.

The High Cost of the "Treat Yourself" Mindset

You might be able to justify a "treat yourself" purchase, but all those little treats add up to one big, stressful bill. What's it really costing you?

8 Things a Frugal Woman Should Always Carry

It's a spendy world out there. Before you leave the house, make sure you've got these frugal tools with you.

6 Money Moves to Make When You Move Back Home With Your Parents

A huge percentage of Millennials move back home with Mom and Dad. These money moves will help them get their financial footing.

How to Find Ethically Sourced Products You Can Afford

If the hefty price tag is dampening your enthusiasm for fair trade, get smart about sourcing your ethically produced must haves.

6 Money Myths About Stay-At-Home Moms

Being a stay-at-home mom isn't all mid-day naps and clipping coupons. Learn why SAH moms are financially savvy and so much more than a stereotype.

6 Moves to Make in Your First Month of Debt Repayment

Deciding to tackle your debt is half the battle! Once you're ready, here's how to hit the ground running.

8 Morning Mantras That’ll Help Keep Your Finances on Track

Keeping your finances on track takes work, and surprisingly, a little bit of Zen. These daily reminders can help you reach your money goals.

11 Great Apps for Book Lovers

Nothing beats the feel of a well-made book, but you can't carry your whole library with you to the park.

11 Freelance Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Freelancers don't always have to struggle to pull in a decent income. Some side gigs actually pay well.

7 Ways to Prepare for Spring Cleaning

Spring will be here soon — why waste the weather cleaning? Get a headstart now and save the brighter days for something better.

7 Frugal, Fabulous Alternatives to the Diamond Engagement Ring

The diamond engagement ring is traditional only if you believe diamond industry marketing. Start your own tradition with these great alternatives.

The 6 Healthiest Grocery Stores

Grocery stores often try to trick you into making unhealthy — and costly — food choices. Shop at these stores for healthier marketing.

6 Ways to Resist a Splurge

A sure way to bust a budget is to cave in to every wish and whim. Get control of your urge to splurge and regain control of your money.

7 Smart Ways to Save on a Wedding Dress

Planning your big day doesn't have to be stressful — and it doesn't have to bust your budget. It's time to get savvy about your wedding dress!

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Money

Money comes in; money goes out. You may not know it, but while you're practicing your downward dog, you may also be improving your finances.

5 Times It's Okay to Close a Credit Card

You know the drill — closing a credit card can damage your credit score. But sometimes, it might be the right move.

6 Emergency Fund Myths You Should Stop Believing

You know you need an emergency fund. Don't let these common misconceptions keep you from starting one!

11 Last Minute Gifts for Book Lovers

The holiday clock is ticking, and you've got nothing for the bookworm on your list! Never fear, these bookish presents are sure to please.

6 Ways to Keep Holiday Spending From Blowing Debt Repayment

The holidays are stressful enough — now add debt to the mix. Here's how to balance them both and exit the holidays on firmer financial footing.