Today, if the weather cooperates, my kids and I will be starting our Square Foot Garden. We have a lot of work to do, as the boxes aren’t even on the ground yet. In fact, we […]
Depending on your situation, health insurance can take up a big chunk of the family budget. Our insurance premium eats up a third of our income! Even though it’s tempting to forego health insurance in exchange […]
If you’re on a quest to lower your bills, take a hard look at your car insurance. Car insurance is an area that can yield monthly savings with just a few phone calls and inquiries. Many […]
One of the most common misconceptions about budgeting is that is takes a l-o-n-g time. Most people who do not learn how to make a budget do so because they believe they don’t have the time […]
You know that in order to be more marketable and improve your career and earning power you need some sort of skill or education. One way to do that is to go to college. However, it’s […]
One of the debates raging amongst consumers right now, especially as college tuition continues to rise and student loan debt has passed $1 trillion, is whether or not a college degree is worth the money. I’ve […]
The way your money moves through your personal economy is known as cash flow. Your cash flow includes the money coming into your possession, and the way money moves out of your possession. You can track […]
With the higher than normal unemployment rate, and even higher underemployment rate, many people find themselves in a situation where they can’t pay their bills. If you are one of those people, here are a few […]
It started so innocently. I’d come home from shopping, and I’d throw a receipt in my “inbox.” I needed the receipt to start the price book that I was determined to start this year. And then […]
BeingFrugal.net began as a personal journal to hold me accountable for my commitment to get out of debt. Getting out of debt is a high priority for my family, and I like to write about it […]
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