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5 Fun Frugal Summer Activity Ideas for Kids

With temperatures soaring in parts of the country, it’s time to think of warm weather activities. It’s supposed to be over 100 degrees here in the Sacramento Valley tomorrow and last through the weekend. Yikes, say […]

Tightwad Tuesday: Easter Tradition

Easter is my favorite holiday. Easter is quickly approaching, and I’m a big fan of celebrating holidays in meaningful ways.  But I’m not a fan of spending beyond my budget. I first came across this cookie […]

Frugal Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts

It’s Valentine’s Day! What? You forgot? The restaurants are booked, you don’t have a lot of money, and you really want to impress your sweetheart. What’s a person to do? Fortunately I have a few frugal […]

7 Things Women Wish Men Knew About Money

Communication about finances is important in marriage. Ron at The Wisdom Journal posted 7 Things Men Wish Women Knew About Money, and I want to give you the woman’s viewpoint. My husband and I have been […]

Personal Finance for Children and Pre-Teens

When I graduated from high school, I didn’t know anything about personal finance, except how to balance a checkbook. I’ve learned a lot through the school of hard knocks, and I’m grateful for what I’ve learned, […]

5 Ways to Keep the Gimmes Away This Christmas

My children have always liked Veggie Tales. We began watching them in 1999, when my daughter was just one year old, and they have been a staple in our family ever since. Around Christmas time, my […]

If You Only Had Three Days

Over the weekend I watched a movie called Three Days. Briefly, the movie was about a couple who had a fight on Christmas Eve, and then the wife was killed in an accident. An angel visited […]

8 Tips for Frugal Birthday Party Planning

I recently planned a birthday party for my son, Sam. I’ve never been one to get into the trend of expensive, elaborate parties for children. I tend to agree with Dr. Kevin Leman, author of Home […]

Do You Keep Secrets from Your Spouse?

I was reading a blog post at Single Guy Money where he relates the story of a friend who was hiding money from her husband. This woman apparently has a secret checking account where she keeps […]

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