Lynnae McCoy

Lynnae McCoy

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Freelance writer specializing in personal finance, parenting, and frugal living. Let's talk.

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Mechanic article

4 Steps You Should Never Skip When Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car is the best way to get the most value for your car budget. However, it doesn't come without risk.

You can minimize your risk of buying a lemon by doing these four things before you purchase a used car.

Budgeting with your spouse article

How to Budget When You And Your Spouse Don't Agree

Sticking to a budget can be difficult even for a single person. But how do you create and stick to a budget when you and your spouse don't agree?

Fortunately, there are steps you can take to create a budget that makes sense to you and your spouse.

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What to Do if You Can't Pay Your Taxes

April 15 can be a scary day if you owe more in taxes than you thought you would.

Instead of burying your head in the sand and ignoring the problem, take some of these steps when you can't pay your taxes. You'll be thankful you did.

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How to Raise a Real Man

Every boy, when he grows up, will become a man. But what kind of man will he become?

There are many examples of men in our world today. When we look on television, we often see bumbling men, who can’t do anything right. Men who are criticized by their wives. Men who aren’t worthy of respect. Men who will sacrifice anything for power, money, and prestige...

Moms of strong willed daughters article

Dear Moms of Strong-Willed Daughters

Dear Mom of that Strong-Willed Daughter,

I understand what you’re going through. I have a four year old spitfire of a daughter. When she gets an idea into her head, boy-howdy, there is no stopping her from trying to follow through with it!...

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75 Frugal Hacks for Your Home

I have a lot of experience living on a shoestring, and I’ve put together a list of tips I’ve either heard of or used myself to maintain and decorate my home on a budget. Hopefully these tips are as useful to you as they’ve been to me...

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Marriage and Money Advice for Newlyweds - Bargaineering

I’ve been married almost 13 years, and though my husband and I don’t argue about money much these days, there are a few things I wish I would have realized at the beginning of my marriage. It would have made the first few years a lot easier...

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Why Homemade Laundry Detergent Rocks! - Bargaineering

I proudly make my own laundry detergent . While saving money on homemade laundry detergent is nice, it’s not the only reason I take the time to make it...

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5 Easy Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill - Bargaineering

In today’s economy, it seems everyone is looking for ways to cut back. The problem is, most people don’t know where to start. If you’re looking to cut back, I suggest starting in the kitchen. There are a multitude of ways to save money in the kitchen, and you can tailor how you cut your food budget so it doesn’t impact your lifestyle...

High school graduation article

Preparing Yourself for the Day Your Child Leaves the Nest - MOM 2 ...

Last week was my oldest’s sixteenth birthday. Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was changing her diapers, teaching her the alphabet, and singing Jesus Loves Me to comfort her. Now we’re in the midst of driver’s training, high school transcripts, and, I hate to even think this, boys...

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How to Budget with a Variable Income

It can be difficult to know how to budget with an irregular income. Budgeting with a variable income is a problem that many people have, and I don’t think it’s covered adequately in most personal finance books. The headache that comes with trying to budget when you don’t know what your monthly income is going to be is the single biggest reason I’ve failed at keeping a budget over the years...

Monthly budget plan article

How to Make a Budget Plan that Works

In the past I’ve tried to follow a budget, only to fail time and time again. But I’ve learned from my mistakes. Today I’m going to walk you through the steps you need to take to make a budget that really works...

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The Fine Art of Line Drying Laundry - Bargaineering

Many people don’t like to line dry their laundry. They cite too much work, too many wrinkles, and “still” clothing as some of the top reasons for not line drying laundry. Fortunately there are some techniques to make line drying clothing a little easier and more practical, so you can keep money in your pocket...

Stack of jeans article

» 10 New Ways to Revive Old Denim - Bargaineering

My family lives in a rural area, and we all wear jeans…a lot! My daughter grows fast and my son plays hard, which means we are constantly dealing with the question of what to do with old denim jeans...

Baby shoes article

Things to ask your insurance company before you have a baby

Preparing for a baby is an exciting time. Expectant parents begin to think about how to decorate the nursery, where they can find supplies like cribs and carseats, and whether they’ll need to stock up on pink or blue clothes...