Lynnae McCoy's Author Profile and Articles

Lynnae McCoyI'm Lynnae, wife of one and stay-at-home mom of two. I'm committed to getting out of debt by being frugal with my choices in life.

Articles by Lynnae McCoy

6 Simple Home Improvement Projects You Can Do On Your Own

6 Simple Home Improvement Projects You Can Do On Your Own

Summer is a great time for working on the house, since the weather is nice and the days are longer. We moved into our house four years ago, and it needed a LOT of work. Over […]

4 Tips to Furnish a Dorm Room on a Budget

4 Tips to Furnish a Dorm Room on a Budget

Next month thousands of parents will pack their cars with all the items their children need to furnish a dorm room. They’ll tearfully say goodbye as their first (or second, or third…) child leaves home. If […]

Failure to Plan is the Biggest Financial Mistake You’ll Ever Make

Richard Cushing once said, “Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” There’s a lot of truth to that statement. Failure to plan is the biggest financial mistake you’ll ever make. On Sunday […]

YNAB 4: “You Need A Budget” Personal Budgeting Software Review

YNAB 4: “You Need A Budget” Personal Budgeting Software Review

I have been a big fan of You Need a Budget for years. I began using it on the advice of a reader about 4 years ago, back in the days of YNAB Pro. When YNAB […]

How We Live without Cable TV and Watch What We Want

Almost a year ago my family took the plunge and gave up cable TV. It was a tough decision. I knew cable TV was an expense we could do without, but my whole family loved having […]

7 Alternatives to the Traditional Four Year College

7 Alternatives to the Traditional Four Year College

As my oldest child starts high school this year, I find myself thinking more and more about what her life will look like after she graduates. Of course she will have a big say in what […]

The Best and Worst Things to Buy at Yard Sales

The Best and Worst Things to Buy at Yard Sales

Yard sale season is upon us, and I can’t wait for a free Saturday to hit the streets and find some bargains! As with any kind of shopping, a bargain isn’t a bargain unless you’re actually […]

Things to Do After the Birth or Adoption of a Child

Adding a new child to the family is an exciting time. Since finalizing our adoption last week, our lives have been filled with congratulatory phone calls, celebrations, and a general merry atmosphere. We were so focused […]

Are You Saving For the New School Year?

School’s out for the summer! That means you can forget about school until September, right? Not so fast! If you’re wise, you’ll begin thinking about September now and start saving for the plethora of expenses that […]

Adopting Through Foster Care: Is the Low Cost Worth the Risk?

Adopting Through Foster Care: Is the Low Cost Worth the Risk?

We just finalized the adoption of our toddler. We adopted through the foster care system, and though our particular circumstances were unique to us, adopting through foster care is becoming an increasingly popular way to adopt. […]

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