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Feeling better having gotten that off my chest yesterday. It has been weighing on me. But, at 40 years old, it’s time to embrace who you are. I am not a green and thrifty girl except when I need to … Continue reading

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In what feels like a betrayal of everything I’ve tried to be the last couple of years, I realized the other night that I truly am a child of the 80’s. I want the big house with the nice car. … Continue reading

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All over the place

Back to the gym and trying to eat better. Things are starting to come together again. Granted, it’s only been a few days, but I’m feeling more in control. We spent the weekend in the house – none of us … Continue reading

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We’ve started the kids on an allowance. They each have a chore that they must perform, in addition to the regularly expected help around the house. Their allowance is $4 a week. They get two to spend and two to … Continue reading

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Spending Fast

Well, it’s not going as well as I’d like. I ended up spending close to $200 on groceries. Then, today I had to go buy a new alarm clock. Mine, which was originally Hubby’s from before we met, has finally … Continue reading

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Oh Ye Of Little Faith!

Hubby doesn’t believe in my vision. He cruelly pointed out all the times in the past I’ve tried to keep us on this tight a budget and how miserably it’s failed in the past. Meanie! What he doesn’t take into account … Continue reading

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Needs based spending

This is the first real paycheck in our new budget style of sending a ton of money to the card. I sent a ton of money to it a few weeks ago, but since then we’ve had a vacation that … Continue reading

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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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Debt confession

I grew up a spender. When we wanted something, we got it if it was reasonable. I kept doing that even though I didn’t have the kind of money that my parents did after 30 years of working. I am … Continue reading

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Frugal again

We’re headed back into frugal mode. Hanging laundry and turning up the thermostat, short showers and careful shopping. I mentioned yesterday that I spent more than I would have if we’d had just a little in the savings account. I … Continue reading

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