My husband was taking a break at work last night when he picked up a magazine at the facility he was cleaning. It was a copy of our local newspaper’s newest publication: Distinctly Northwest – Sophisticated […]
A friend, who also happens to read this blog, recently asked me to do a post on re-gifting. The holidays are quickly approaching, after all, and she wanted to know when re-gifting is OK and when […]
Yesterday I was reading a post at Gather Little by Little about frugality. I scrolled down to read the comments, and Paidtwice commented, “…I aspire to be frugal and sometimes I think I hit cheap instead […]
I’m a big believer in trying to look on the bright side of things. So over the last few days I’ve noticed a few benefits of unemployment. I don’t have to get out of bed quite […]
Last week I posed a question to my readers. I asked “What is the easiest frugal thing you do?” I was impressed with the large response! So here are the answers, directly from my readers. Plonkee […]
Last week I told you about my biggest financial success: becoming a stay-at-home mom. Today I’d like to expand upon the things I’ve learned along the way. When I quit my job a month before our […]
Are you a saver or a spender? And why? Is it something you learned? Or is your financial personality something you’re born with? I used to think that how you naturally handle money is something you […]
Now that my husband has been on his new job for a month, I ran the budget against his new income. The results were not good. We can get by, but barely. Fortunately we still have […]
Minimalism appeals to me, because it makes me focus on what I truly love and need. One of my favorite blogs is Zen Habits. I started reading Zen Habits for the productivity tips, but lately I’ve […]
I’m on a quest to simplify my life. Recently I’ve begun to cut my budget, declutter my house, and cut down on my time commitments. As I’ve been working on these things, I’ve had a lot […]
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