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  • Blog Post: Are You a Coupon User?

    It makes sense that we’re always looking for great ways to save money. We can actually incorporate saving money into almost every aspect of our life, but when does saving money get to be too much of a hassle? No, I have not gone crazy. It dawned on me the other day while checking out at the grocery...
  • Blog Post: Keep The Change-Give your Finances a Boost!

    Change. Definition According to Webster's: : to make different in some particular way : to exchange for an equivalent sum of money (as in smaller denominations or in a foreign currency) Just two definitions of a simple word. Most people will say they hate change. All kinds of change--having to change...
  • Blog Post: Library Sales-Entertainment on a Budget

    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...
  • Blog Post: I Need To Lose 10 Pounds On The Cheap

    I vowed on my birthday in April that I was going to be 10 pounds lighter by "Bikini Season." It's now June...and I'm not a pound lighter! What can I say?! Story of my life! So...it's time to get cracking. First up: exercise. It's summertime, so it's a great time to exercise...
  • Blog Post: Enjoying the Fruits of Summer....Literally!

    Best thing about summer? Eating light. No one wants to eat when it's hot out. Who wants to have the stove on, the cookers burning, or even sit in a restaurant on a nice evening? You want to enjoy the weather, eat light, and be comfortable. Summer is the best time to visit your local Farmer's...
  • Blog Post: I'm Pinching My Pennies....How Can I Still Have Summer Fun?

    I'm on a tight budget. I am paying for an upcoming wedding and I have very little room for additional expenses. So, what can I possibly look forward to for summer fun? I have put some thought into this. I enjoy the summer. I moved from the cold winters up North to a nice Southern state because I...
  • Blog Post: My Tipping Point

    I went out to dinner with a friend of mine the other night. Great food; great service. When the check came and we went to divvy it up, she mentioned that she no longer tips 20 percent at restaurants because of the economy. I was kind of shocked. My friend, a former bartender, was the Queen of Good Tips...
  • Blog Post: Singles Tricks for Making Meals Last

    Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs. - - - Dwight D. Eisenhower I thought this was an appropriate way to start out! First things first, we all have to eat. That is something we can't cut out of our budgets. If you are single, you know how hard it is...
  • Blog Post: Am I Ready To Share My Debt?

    Strange question, I know. But when thinking about my blog this week and giving the wedding update last week, it got me thinking. I have done a darn good job for myself the last two years, financially. I worked a budget, I paid down a huge amount of debt, I remain credit card free, and really value what...
  • Blog Post: Planning for the Future: Single Style!

    Being single means that you, and you alone, have control of your finances. This has many positive points. You decide what to spend your money on - where to scale back and when it's necessary to splurge. You don't have anyone complaining about your spending habits and you don't have to "hide...
  • Blog Post: Preparing for "I Do"

    I thought it would be easy. I was wrong! I am now a firm believer that there is no way to do a wedding simple...seriously. I tried. What was originally going to be a destination wedding followed by a family party to celebrate has turned into a year-long event! Not only that, I have to do it all while...
  • Blog Post: A Costly Appetite

    Food. The one thing that's been the hardest for me to budget for has been food. Something so simple can cause such headaches for me! Even though I am recently engaged, my fiancé is in an industry that has him traveling more than he's at home, so I still find myself at that "table...
  • Blog Post: Think About Volunteering

    What are your thoughts about volunteering? I know just a couple years ago I always had good intentions of volunteering, but took on selfish thoughts about it-- it takes a lot of my free time, I don't want to feel forced to do something, etc. Well, those thoughts changed quickly. When I started to...
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    How many times do you get asked that question? Usually not a really tough decision to make, unless it relates to your finances. Just over a year ago, it was time to decide….paper or plastic? Cold hard cash or credit? I chose paper – best decision I ever made. It took me a long time to get...
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