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  • Blog Post: This is THE Year I Will Save Money on Presents!

    For our family the holidays are the most expensive time of the year. It is not just the unavoidable cost of flights, which rise exponentially every year, or the limitless entertaining and party attending we have to do. Our main expense, like most people's, is the cost of presents. As our extended...
  • Blog Post: How to Relax Throughout the Holiday Season

    The time surrounding Thanksgiving, the holidays, and New Year's Eve can be stressful. It always seems to be a marathon of entertaining, traveling, eating, and drinking. Even though my hubby and I are always so busy, I find it more important than ever to carve out some time for myself to help me relax...
  • Blog Post: Ways to Save on Your Thanksgiving Table, Part II

    In my last post I covered the ways to get your decor and planning ready but did not really touch on food. In a modern day Thanksgiving, food, football, and family are the three most important factors when people think of the holiday. Most people do not think back to the original story of Thanksgiving...
  • Blog Post: Ways to Save This Thanksgiving - Part 1

    Every year the holiday season sneaks up on us. Maybe we are having too much fun celebrating summer, but come October, we always have to frantically scramble for plane tickets home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. While we save throughout the year for holiday presents, we forget to factor in the unavoidable...
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    As I mentioned in my last post, the first thing to go out the window when we started our more restrictive winter budget was eating out. We were resigned to staying in and we became used to it; heck, we even began to enjoy it. After the first few solitary weeks of eating at home though, we began to get...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Trim while Trimming Our Budget

    Before my husband and I began dating, we both had gym memberships and we would attend regularly. I would take yoga and Pilates classes, while he would hit the machines and the weights. After dating for a few months, we became more relaxed around one another and almost stopped going entirely. There would...
  • Blog Post: Rather than Eating Out, Try Eating In!

    As summer always does, it seems to have flown by again. In September, it is always easy to think we are going through a cold snap and it will pass, leaving us with glorious summer again. By October I think we can move past the denial and begin looking forward to wrapping up warmly and having some peaceful...
  • Blog Post: How to Save Money When Buying Groceries for Two

    Before my now husband and I began cohabiting, I ate minimally. I would eat most my meals at home. While I love food, being on a budget has come naturally to me and I would eat whatever was on sale that week; regardless of whether I had an aversion to eggplant, green peppers, or tofu, I knew that I would...
  • Blog Post: Improving My Financial Picture

    As I mentioned in my last post, I am a recent legal resident in the U.S. In England, applying for a line of credit is based on your credit history, but we do not have an official 'credit score.' Having a history of good credit, for the most part, made it frustrating when I was unable to get a...
  • Blog Post: Getting Pre-approved

    As I mentioned in my previous posts, the most recent being Choosing the Right Type of Mortgage , my husband and I are trying to buy an apartment. We found that while cautiously planning our apartment purchase - such as doing our own calculations, reading numerous books, and asking our friends for advice...
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