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    Okay, so these are not exactly lions, tigers, and bears....but, if you don't pay attention to them, they could be! Growing up, I never understood why my father was constantly telling us to, "turn off the lights" when you leave a room, "put a sweater on" if we were cold or, "turn...
  • Blog Post: Hibernation Preparation

    Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love Halloween, spiced cider, comfy sweatshirts, and crisp, sunny days. Really, there's only one thing about fall that I find objectionable and that is that it leads into winter! These are the months to hunker down and feather the nest in preparation for dropping...
  • Blog Post: Some Good News....Finally!

    Do you feel like you have had nothing but bad news since you began focusing on your debt and how to get out of it? I know I have. Can't seem to catch a break. It seems that no matter how hard you try, something pulls you back behind. Well, I gambled and it paid off! You may remember from previous...
  • Blog Post: Don't Fall Prey to Store Displays

    The year was 1990 and I was just about to start junior high. Eighth grade was a year of utmost Store social importance, as students from the district's two middle schools merged for the first time in the labyrinthine halls of the junior high campus. Like the beginning of any school year, there was...
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    There has been one thing that has remained consistent over the 2 years that I have been on my DMP...I cannot figure out how to spend less on food. I have tried it all! There is nothing more frustrating to me than being single, having to shop and cook for myself, and still having no idea about how to...
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    The other day a van parked on my street. Two men got out, and one of them called to me, "Hey! You need some steaks? How 'bout some nice ribs? Can't get 'em any cheaper than this!" I might mention here that the van in question was not a clearly marked van of a local butcher or anything...
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    How many times do we say, "If I just had 1 more hour..." or "I would be able to get so much more done, if I just had another day..." Let's think about it though. Would we really, or is it just an excuse? I spent an entire summer interning in Washington, D.C. years ago. I couldn't...
  • Blog Post: The Quote Book

    Summertime! That means vacation and fun and friends and amusements parks and picnics and lots and lots of things you want to remember! If you're like me, you're faced with the dilemma of being an artistically-challenged memory packrat. Scrapbooking is not my hobby - so many tools and products...
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    Do you like TV? Yeah, me too. I love me some 30 Rock like nobody's business. So believe me when I say that I am not an uber-intellectual who decries HBO as the opiate of the masses. But brace yourself for something shocking... I don't have cable. That's right, it's been about four years...
  • Blog Post: What's Happening In the Wedding World?

    As if I don't have enough going on, let's talk about how the wedding plans are going! Remember when I said, "Hey, no worries, it's over eleven months away?" Well, we are now at less than six months and closing. . . and the worries are adding up. As I have mentioned, we are doing...
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    It is HOT over here! To a ridiculous degree (literally). I'm in Philadelphia and every weather report involves some bar graph about how many 90+ degree days we've had so far in June. One thing is for sure, it is too many! And, like many of you, I am not in a home that has central air conditioning...
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    Calling all bookworms, literati, and bibliophiles! If the preceding terms apply to you, then you share my affliction: a lifelong love of reading and an explosion of books, books everywhere. Or to be Seussical about it: Books that are whimsical, books that are blue, books in the pantry, and books in the...
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    So here we are-in Debt Management. I'm two years into my Debt Management Plan and some days I still find myself thinking: "This is crazy! How, how, HOW did I get here?" We all have our stories though, right? I know for me it helps to read about other people's experiences, frustrations...
  • Blog Post: Giving In To Credit Cards

    I almost made a huge mistake. For a second, I thought about opening up a credit card account. For the first time in two years, I almost took the proverbial sip. I almost fell off the wagon. I really don't know why I thought about it. As I was working through my budget for the next couple of months...
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