Category Archives: Money

Separate or Joint Finances?

I started this blog years ago as mostly an accountability journal for myself.  Writing has been a therapeutic outlet for me for as long as I can remember. I’ve always loved reading blogs so I thought I’d try my hand … Continue reading

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2020 and the Second Half

So we’re way into the second half of 2020. Let’s be serious, did ANYONE forecast what a crazy, crazy year this would be? The Covid-19 pandemic, killer hornets, Australia burned, protests all over the country….I’ll stop here because that’s enough … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Beat Frugal Fatigue

  I had a little bit of a melt-down this weekend. It happens to the best of us I guess. Life has been a little crazy lately. Covid-19 issues, another expensive year with unexpected expenses, family issues beyond my control, … Continue reading

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Stimulus Checks: What Can You Do With It?

Well, for most of us, things have been a bit crazy over the last couple months. I think it’s safe to say that Covid-19 has changed life as we know it for all of us in some way or another. … Continue reading

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When the World Seems Like It’s Collapsing

Wow, this week has been crazy. Unlike anything I’ve seen in my 46 years. Confession time…when talk of the Coronavirus started up about a month ago, I did not take it too seriously. In all honesty, I should have, because … Continue reading

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How To Cut The Cord And Still Watch Your Favorite Shows

Less than 5 years ago, about the time my oldest son was getting ready to graduate from high school, I took a hard look at our finances. Once Michael graduated from high school, the Social Security payments we’d received since … Continue reading

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Substitution Not Elimination

Do you know why most people are resistant to budgets? They think budgets are going to restrict them from everything fun in their life. That’s not the idea behind a budget. A budget, call it a spending plan if that … Continue reading

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Living Intentionally

Life is tough sometimes. Money gets tight, you worry about your kids, your parents, your friends, your job, the state of the world… Yeah, I’m a worrier. I always have been and I always will be. When I feel life … Continue reading

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Lottery Dreaming

I’ve done one or two posts on the lottery before. It’s a little guilty pleasure of mine. I live frugally; I don’t smoke, rarely drink, and I don’t have a shoe or handbag fetish like so many women. So throwing … Continue reading

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Stop the Bleeding!

Stop the bleeding! This is a favorite expression of mine. In years past, when my boys were younger and wilder, I used it often. One kid in particular loved to bang himself up, enough so that our favorite immediate care … Continue reading

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