The word "budget" often causes a cringe, but pinching pennies doesn't have to be painful.

Mandy Ferreira

“When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have.” – Lynne Twist, The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources.

The word "budget" often causes a cringe, but pinching pennies doesn't have to be painful.

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