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Utilizing the Cash Envelope System sounds great, but how does it work? In this post, we’ll cover a few suggestions on how to use the cash envelope system to master trouble spots in your budget. I find a hybrid approach is most effective. Coupled … [Read more...] about Cash Envelope System: Hybrid Approach to Improve Money Management
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