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Budgeting for Your Lifestyle

For most people, the “B” word, budget, usually suggests a strict adherence to spending a designated amount of money on a monthly basis. In other cases, being on a budget represents a sacrificial lifestyle. In either case, maintaining a budget is viewed as rigid and simply boring. It’s regarded as a spending lifestyle that has no spontaneity or planned fun …

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10 Easy Budget Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day is always a stressful time for me. How can I make this year special, especially with all of the holidays, birthdays and events I’ve shared with my wife over the past year? Well, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive to be memorable. If you’re tight on money this year, but have …

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Furnishing Your House on a Budget

So you’ve got yourself a new place or you’re looking to give your home a mini makeover, but you don’t have the biggest budget. No problem! There are plenty of ways to spruce up or furnish your house without emptying your wallet! Getting that “dream house” look doesn’t have to come with the “dream house” cost. Having a budget can …

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Budgeting for Rebuilding

This year’s flood affected everyone in the greater Baton Rouge area in some way. The Pelican team and our members (even if their homes didn’t flood) were out demoing homes, collecting and distributing supplies and spreading the love of community to everyone they met. But, what do you do when all the help is gone? When we all have to …

Cute Budget Date Ideas in Baton Rouge

Ask any residents of the Red Stick and they’ll tell you just how beautiful the city of Baton Rouge is. Scenic views of city landmarks and amazing after-hours events are almost around every corner, so there’s always something to do in the city! It might seem hard to find a cute date idea in Baton Rouge on a budget, but …