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Book mid- read review: The Average Family’s Guide to Financial Fredom

I’m now reading another book. This one is from 2000 and is called The Average Family’s Guide to Financial Freedom. It’s a guide to how one family, living on $65,000 a year, built a new worth of $450,000 in just … Continue reading

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Meal planning, again

First things first. I need to make a list of our family’s favorite meals. Then add on all of the meals that we don’t love but will totally eat and like. Dinners first. Breakfast can be the most expensive meal … Continue reading

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Paid off the last of the tuition yesterday. YIPPEE! That’s done.   Now it’s all about saving money and getting debt paid down. I’m excited about this. We’re back on track and starting to dig out.   I got my … Continue reading

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Memories

I’m sitting here listening to 80’s alternative music and it’s bringing back so many memories. This is right after punk was big and when this stuff was called New Wave. I have a punk channel as well, but I’m in … Continue reading

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Money, money, money

It’s on my mind at the moment. I mentioned yesterday that we are having a bit of trouble getting the switch in banks straightened out, so there is a chance that we won’t actually get this paycheck. We’d get it … Continue reading

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Mini vacay

Last Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the U.S. The family had it off from work and school. We all ended up taking the previous Friday off as well, so it was a 4 day weekend. We did … Continue reading

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Hip Deep and a budget

I’m deep into the frugal genre again and loving it. I feel more like myself. I have let everything go for a while and, as a result I’ve gained weight and debt. Time to do something about both. We’ve gotten … Continue reading

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Storage

After all that stockpiling, you’re going to need to figure out where to put all of your treasures. (Ideally you figured this out before you went shopping, but anyway…) There are all kinds of places to store things. I am … Continue reading

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Things to stockpile, a partial list

For things that expire, only buy enough to use before the expiration date comes around, and rotate your stock (put the new purchases in back so that you’re using up the oldest products first).   pasta paper products (toilet paper, … Continue reading

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Savings!

As in, I actually have some again! Yay! I have been doing some Christmas shopping and paying down the credit card this month so savings has been in short supply. I finally managed some again though. My husband has been … Continue reading

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