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The NICU Cost: More Than a Hospital Bill


May 15, 2015 by Michelle

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It’s been one week and a day since our baby girl came into the world and changed our lives forever. …
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How I Spent My Mother’s Day: A Baby is Born


May 11, 2015 by Michelle


I never, in my wildest dreams, thought that this Mother’s Day, I would actually be a mom. Well, I knew …
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Another FNP Rant: Buick Enclave Commercial


May 5, 2015 by Michelle

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We’re alllliiiivvveeee! We survived our weekend of moving and unpacking with only swollen feet (all me) and bruised egos (a …
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20 Trash Bags: Why Minimalism is Essential


April 30, 2015 by Michelle


Today is the day! It’s our final night in our current apartment– the place we have called our home for …
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3 Alternatives to the Babymoon


April 28, 2015 by Michelle

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Have I mentioned pregnancy is expensive? Even though I am well into my third trimester, I am still adding up …
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Our Donation Adventure: Little Free Library


April 23, 2015 by Michelle

Little Free Library

We’re at the home stretch! In one more week, we’ll be handed the keys to our new place and the …
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The Art of Store Negotiation


April 21, 2015 by Michelle

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I was back in my hometown last week to pick up some items I had left at my childhood home …
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Dear Daughter: 10 Money Mistakes I Hope You Never Make


April 16, 2015 by Michelle

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Dear FNP Daughter (who happens to be kicking me in the ribs right now), You’re 10 short weeks away from …
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Cheap Moving Boxes: Box Sharing!


April 13, 2015 by Michelle

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My friends — I am here to testify that moving is SO EXPENSIVE. We just dropped about $40 on bare …
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The FNP Equation for Emergency Savings


April 8, 2015 by Michelle

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With a baby (and insane medical expenses) on the way and a new apartment to move into, FNP Husband and …
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Hey-o! I’m Michelle. FitNPoor was started when my husband lost his job and we were forced to make big changes with our lifestyle. Now he's employed and I'm working my dream job as a writer and small business owner. This is my journey of knowing nothing to learning everything possible. I'm getting us on the right track to financial freedom by slimming down our debt and working out our assets.

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Where We're At
3,200/8,000 dollars

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