December, 2009

Single and Settling In

Single life has its own unique challenges, personally and financially. Hear how these bloggers are making the single life work for them.
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    How Did You Do In 2009?

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    I am not going to ask you about your New Year's resolutions; you will hear enough of that. I am not going to tell you what to do in 2010 as it relates to your debt.  In fact, I am not going to ask or tell you anything, what I am going to do is remind you that the end of the year is always a good time to put things into perspective.

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    Deck The Walls!

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    Are you hosting a  holiday get together?  Have you spent all your time and energy planning what you are going to serve and how many people to invite?  You might be looking around now and realizing that when you are on a budget and trying to get out of debt, sometimes things such as decorations get put on the back burner to save a little something.

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    Project Redecorate #5 - Half Bath

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    I save the best, or easiest, for last! One more room and I have completed the redecorating of the downstairs to my home. It took over a year, but well worth it! My home has a fresh, unique look and the best part - no credit cards used, budget still intact and it didn't break my bank! Before I start my journey up the stairs for 2010, I have to finish a small half bath. I like bathrooms, because they are easy and you can really have some fun with them. This is an area that in most cases guests will always go to, so you actually want to make it a comfortable area to be in! My before pics may be hard to see, but for the most part it is a very basic bathroom with very tall, bare, white walls. I am going to really try to do something neat in this...
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    'Tis the Season.....Already?

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    I am out walking my dogs in my neighborhood the week after HALLOWEEN and could not believe my eyes! Christmas decorations were already up throughout the neighborhood!  Christmas?  It is barely November!  Not soon after, the Christmas music started on my local radio stations...really?? I have to listen to this for the next 8 weeks? Thinking about the approaching holidays when you are trying to climb out of debt is stressful enough. This year everyone seems to be pushing them up a few weeks earlier, which is enough to make you want to hide until it is all over. Facing down the holidays when you are in debt is scary stuff. Talk about the holiday blues! 

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    My Name is Katie & I am in Debt

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    This catch phrase is not just for AA members anymore.  I am single and in the dating scene meeting some great, and not so great people.  At what point do I let others know about my financial situation?  I am almost 35 years old, have a career, own my own home and oh yeah, I have debt.

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In addition to the blogs, be sure to check out the new CareOne Groups:

Starting Out

Are you finally out on your own and figuring out how to balance your finances? If so, this is the group for you. In Starting Out, you can talk about the challenges you are dealing with in a group of like-minded people.

Settling In

Do you feel like you are finally understanding what being a "grown-up" is all about and are settling into your adult life? If so, this is the group for you. In Settling In you can connect with others who are just like you.

Balancing It All

Struggling to balance all that an established lifestyle has to offer? The balancing it all group is for you. Discuss the challenges you face when your responsibilities at work, at home and with family and friends all compete for your attention.

The New Retirement

Are you currently retired or planning on retiring very soon? If so, this is the group for you. Times have changed and so has retirement. Learn how others are redefining retirement.