Category Archives: Money

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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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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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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7 Ways I Save While Shopping

I was busy pondering some ideas for a new blog post this week and my son suggested that I write about all the apps I use to save and make money so I have to give credit for this post to … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Have Summer Fun on a Budget

It’s summer time! Yes, I’m a grown up with a full-time office job Monday through Friday and I’m even working a part-time job one day of every weekend right now but I still get a little excited at the prospect … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Race and It’s Not a Contest

Let’s start this post off with a confession. I am a tad bit competitive. Not crazy competitive like cheating or tripping people or anything like that but I do like to win if there’s a contest and although I know … Continue reading

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Insurance woes

It’s my favorite time of year (please note,  I’m typing this with my sarcasm font). January brings a brand new insurance company and deductibles and so far this year, in the first 27 days we’ve spent the following: Contacts and glasses for … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Cable

As a single parent, I’m always looking for new ways to cut costs, and of course that’s become especially important over the last three years as the boys graduated high school and we lost the Social Security payments we’d come … Continue reading

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