Tag Archives: thrift

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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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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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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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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Cheap goods

In a topic related to yesterday’s post, let’s talk cheap goods. We tend to think of these goods as being made in a sweatshop in China, don’t we? China or some country that’s just starting to develop. And, we’d probably … Continue reading

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Thrifty rabbit hole

I’m heading down the thrifty things rabbit hole. I have scads of books on the subject and I’m starting research for the book as well. Yes, I decided to write the book that I’ve been searching for. If you have … Continue reading

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Black-belt saving

I mentioned yesterday that I went on a little book buying spree. Most of those books are on money management, being thrifty, and saving money. I’m in that place right now. I’m all about thrift and trying to figure out … Continue reading

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A list and stuff

It turns out that many free books on thrift and saving money aren’t that good. I’ve read about 5 lately and they range from the strange to the questionable. Strange in that one gentleman’s idea was to save money by … Continue reading

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OK, so, thrifty.

The kids aren’t in school right now so we are only paying summer camp fees. We have more money to send to debt until they get back in school again. Yay! My grocery bill for this pay period won’t top … Continue reading

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Sewing for dummies

Well, my hair falls in perfect 1920’s – 30’s finger waves these days. I mean perfect. And there’s nothing I can do about it. So, I have decided to embrace it. I ordered a 1930’s button dress pattern and bought … Continue reading

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