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Everyone who has children knows that kids cost money. The question is, how much money do they cost? My quick answer is a lot, but there are many, many easy ways to save money with kids so that they don’t have to break you financially. But first lets check out some numbers derived using the [...]

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One of my biggest pet peeves in life is when people tell me that I’m lucky that I don’t have to bring in additional income.  Luck has very little to do with it.  And when a person tells me I’m lucky it makes me think that they don’t appreciate or are unaware of the work [...]

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Financial Saboteurs

On August 17, 2011 By

The Dig Last night I went to a local get together.  Although I didn’t know some of the ladies, I knew most of them and was really happy to enjoy their company. After all had sat around for a while having a glass of wine the usual topic of “rolling our eyes at the husbands” [...]

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Many people think that getting a beautiful look for one’s home usually costs you a pretty penny. But what I have discovered over the years is that you can really get a beautiful look for a lot less than what people might think. To learn how to decorate on a dime I’ve decided to show [...]

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Running on a Budget

On August 14, 2011 By

Last March I decided to check  “Run a 5K” off of my bucket list.  Being a person, however, who is always searching for ways to keep fit on the cheap and within my budget I decided to search for all of the ways I could cut costs with my new hobby.  Having now completed five [...]

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Many people think that getting a beautiful look for one’s home usually costs you a pretty penny. But what I have discovered over the years is that you can really get a beautiful look for a lot less than what people might think. To learn how to decorate on a dime I’ve decided to show [...]

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People often think that frugal shopping often means that you are getting poor quality items or that it means that you are lesser than as a person if you have to buy those bargains.  I’m here to tell you that is a whole lot of hooey.  Those of us who have been bargain shoppers their [...]

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Last week I introduced the 7 layers of Design by Christopher Lowell and we covered paint.  I like his process in that it helps me to remember all of the little things that I’m supposed to remember to get a finished look in my home.  However, I often times do not follow his order exactly.  [...]

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What is Apple Camp? In Free and Cheap Summer Activities for kids I mentioned Apple Camp.  Apple Camp is a free camp for kids between 8 and 12 who learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. [...]

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For my kids school starts again August 11th.  Can you believe it’s so early this year?  Having had 4 weeks in a row of 100 plus temperatures I really hope that the air conditioners are working properly, and I feel sorry for the teachers as I know with this crazy heat there will be no [...]

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