Category Archives: Money

Why Is She Writing a Personal Finance Blog??

I know that’s what you’re thinking!! And it’s okay…it’s a legit question. I do have an accounting degree but I am not a finance professional or offering financial advice in any professional capacity. (That’s my disclaimer in case you missed … Continue reading

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Take It or Leave It and Advice I Agree With

  There are a lot of personal finance experts out there. Some are popular and some are not. I’m a definite money nerd, I love to read anything regarding personal finance. As with most things in life though I rarely … Continue reading

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My Spending Fast Isn’t As Cool As Anna’s…

It’s been an expensive few weeks in our household. And when I say expensive, I mean we’re about to hemorrhage some money. Let me just give you the highlights.

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4 Tips for Dealing with a Chronic Illness

September 22, 2009 is the day our world changed drastically. My oldest son, Michael, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes that day. It was two days before his 13th birthday and we had taken him to the doctor with a … Continue reading

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I’m Debt-free!

  DEBT-FREE!!! No…not really…not even close!! Sorry to fool you but you got excited there for a minute didn’t you? I did and I knew it wasn’t true. Achieving debt-free status is a high priority on my life to-do list. … Continue reading

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Listen Up Graduates!

It’s that time of year… graduation announcements are probably flooding your mailbox like they are mine. I have one son about to embark on his senior year of college and another starting his junior year. It’s hard to believe in … Continue reading

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6 Popular Graduation Gifts

Graduation season is almost upon us. I have a niece that will be graduating from high school this year and in one more year I’ll have a son graduating from college (fingers crossed that he doesn’t decide to change majors … Continue reading

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6 Things You’ve Probably Forgotten In Your Budget

So you’ve finally got your budget set up because you’re tired of me harping on you about it. Great Job!! That’s a fantastic first step to getting your finances on track. Of course it’s easy to remember to budget in … Continue reading

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Emergency Fund aka Life Has Happened Again Account

My last blog post told how┬áI nearly had a stroke after preparing my 2018 taxes. I originally thought I owed nearly a thousand dollars to the government. This was obviously very unsettling since I don’t have a thousand dollars sitting … Continue reading

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Taxes, Emergency funds, and Losing My Sh**

  My Blog, My Rules I have very few rules relating to my blog. Basically be respectful and no comments about religion and politics because I believe everyone has a right to their own beliefs and decisions regarding those hot … Continue reading

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