Category Archives: saving money

Book review: Debt-Free Living

tl;dr: This post is crazy long. Sorry! The book is good and it’s going on my keeper shelf.   I just finished reading The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living, by Anna Newell Jones. It’s about her journey with, and how to … Continue reading

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Classic Rock and Doing Bills, oh, and CARNITAS!!!

Listening to classic rock and just finished paying bills. I love that I can pay bills in advance. I have already looked at how much we are getting this check and can schedule payments on the computer. Too cool.   … Continue reading

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Plans always change

In this case, it doesn’t look like we’ll be moving next year after all. There’s work that needs to be done to the house, there’s Disney coming up that can’t be put off anymore, and we need some substantial savings … Continue reading

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Feeling good

I am feeling good these days. I am relaxed and not beating myself up for missing the gym or eating poorly once in awhile. I haven’t lost any further weight, but that’s OK, I know I haven’t really been giving … Continue reading

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Saving and spending and a good cause

The next 6 months are going to be great. We have so much planned for summer, my parents are coming to visit now,  we’ll have finished bathrooms, and a family portrait! Exciting! I’m really looking forward to it all.   … Continue reading

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Financial house cleaning

As advised in all of the personal finance books, we are getting our financial house in order. We already have wills that were drawn up less than 5 years ago. We are looking at insurance now. Life insurance isn’t cheap … Continue reading

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A plan

Hubby and I sat down a couple of days ago and realized that we were going to have to make our summer plans quite soon. We are getting our tax return and that’s what’s going to pay for our little end-of-summer … Continue reading

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Budget update

Just redid the budget to take my personal training and Older Boy’s lack of karate into account. The disability money is going to be what we have to pay towards debt. There is only a little wiggle room in the … Continue reading

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Book review: Start Late and Finish Rich

Again, I’m only about half way through this one. This one relies on the principle of Pay Yourself First. He advocates $10 a day. If you are in debt, $5 of it should go to debt and $5 of it … Continue reading

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Good smells and economics

Ahh, German industrial music. Always a favorite. It helps with the never-ending chore that is laundry.   I finally finished making soap the other day. I had made just enough to get us washing again and no more, so I went … Continue reading

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