Author Archives: Holly

5 Tips to Celebrate Christmas on a Shoestring Budget

  Christmas is a little less than 7 weeks away. It shows up on the same day every single year but I’m sure I’m not the only one who has ever (always) found themselves a little unprepared for the extra … Continue reading

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How To Pick the Perfect Part-Time Job

  I currently work two jobs and have done so for almost two years now. The decision to work two jobs was primarily due to the fact that we lost nearly $1,900 a month over a two year period.¬† I … Continue reading

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Life Insurance and The Day My World Collapsed

  Insurance-it’s a crazy thing. It’s the one thing you pay for and pray that you don’t have to use. Auto insurance protects our cars, home insurance our houses, health insurance our health and wellness…and then there’s life insurance.¬†This is … Continue reading

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September Update and Let’s Try This Again

I let my habit of setting monthly goals slip for quite a few months until I realized I was feeling uninspired in life. I felt a bit adrift and didn’t like it so I decided to start back up with … Continue reading

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6 Things My Kids Pay

Personal finance is called that for a very good reason. It’s personal. What works for me might not work for you and vice-versa. Someone reading this might be a dual-income, no kids family (DINK), or you might be like me … Continue reading

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September 2018 Goals

As promised, here’s everything I’m going to accomplish this month. Help keep me accountable please!! I’m not sure who said this first but it’s one of my favorite quotes: Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think … Continue reading

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5 Tips For Setting Monthly Goals

  Okay, you all know I’m a big planner and if you’ve been following my little blog for any time at all then you know I used to always (okay, maybe always is a strong word but mostly) posted my … Continue reading

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Simple Comforts

There’s too much going on in my life right now between busy times at work and kids coming and going between out-of-state summer jobs and returning to school for the fall semester and struggling to find the time and energy … Continue reading

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Dealing With Life’s Curveballs

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans…John Lennon” This is a favorite quote of mine and boy has it proven to be true this summer. I had some really grand plans this summer and let’s … Continue reading

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Budgeting-It’s not a four-letter word

This post was originally published in February 2017 but I felt it is worth a reprint. Okay, so I will admit that I am a bit of a numbers geek. I love playing around with numbers and creating my budget … Continue reading

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