I feel like I should break into the dance from Dora the Explorer…”We did it! We did it! We did it…yeah!” That’s right. One month. No eating out. At all. It wasn’t nearly as hard as […]
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 […]
You’ve heard the promos. Buy now, pay nothing until January 2008. No payments. No interest. Great deal, right? Let’s find out. I know I can pay for my item before the interest hits, so this is […]
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 […]
One of my best frugal shopping strategies is clearance shopping at Target. I almost never pay retail at Target. After only paying 25% of the original price a few times, paying full retail is just….well, not […]
The seasons will be changing soon, and it will be time to pack away the summer clothes and pull out the winter wardrobe. Now is the time to take inventory of what your children need and […]
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 […]
No, not my accounts. The actual cards are frozen. Well, technically, they’re still freezing, since I just put them in the freezer 10 minutes ago. Yes, I’m freezing my credit cards. Why? Because it will make […]
I may be dating myself here, but I used to love the show Little House on the Prairie as a kid. Little did I know that I would learn a lot about finances and debt by […]
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