It is stressful when your husband loses his job. No, not my husband. Not since last October, anyway. Unfortunately “my husband lost his job” is one of the frequent search terms people use to find BeingFrugal.net. [...]
I’ve been trying to decide what my dumbest purchase was. The reason I was having a hard time coming up with one, is (1) I’ve made more than one really dumb purchase, and (2) a lot [...]
In December, our family was blessed with a wonderful surprise…The Oregon Tax Kicker check. For those of you who don’t live in Oregon, there’s a law that says if the money the state takes in from [...]
I’ve never tracked my net worth before. And since my mom just sent out a Christmas letter telling all of our relatives about this blog, you won’t be seeing any specific numbers here today. :) What [...]
Do you ever look back and wonder, “What if I had known this when I was 18?” I know I do. It’s not that I live in the past and berate myself for mistakes that I’ve [...]
I’m always introspective around the holidays. Beginning around Thanksgiving and continuing to the new year, I find myself evaluating my life, my goals, and my relationships. Last night, when Jim was at work, the kids were [...]
Ana from DebtFREE-Revolution tagged me with her new meme, “If I were debt free…” I had to think about this one for a while. Whatever would I do if I had no debts to pay? First, [...]
I know you’ve all been waiting to read this. It’s time for me to reveal my best and worst financial decisions. When I began thinking about this topic, it didn’t take me long to figure out [...]
My story isn’t unique. I grew up in a lower-middle class family….sometimes lower class, depending on the year. I graduated from high school with the high hopes of doing better for myself. I went away to [...]
Once upon a time, 9 years or so ago, my husband and I lived a very frugal life. We had just had our first child, and I was a new stay at home mom. My husband [...]
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