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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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At the beginning of 2011 it was predicted that Social Security would run out by the year 2037. A few months later the date was moved by the social security and medicare board to 2036. Although recent acceptance from the AARP concerning benefit reductions and recent reforms suggested by the Obama administration to Social Security [...]

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The Opulence of The Biltmore Estate A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.  It was an amazing place, and you’re probably wondering what such opulence displayed in one of America’s grandest homes has to do with an entire blog focused on financially responsible living [...]

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Sadly enough in America today I know very few people who have not been affected by addiction of some sort.  And although most people are very much aware of physical addictions such alcohol addiction and drug addiction, people seldom see themselves as having or being affected by the less familiar process addictions such as money [...]

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I love a beautiful garden.  But what I even love more than a beautiful garden is that pretty much anybody, even those who are partially motivated and are on a small budget, can have a beautiful garden year after year.  To prove this to you I thought I’d show you some pictures I took at [...]

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Recently I attended a wedding weekend of a friend and was impressed with what I thought was a beautiful and fun filled wedding weekend at a wonderful retreat in Oklahoma, Tatanka Ranch in Stroud.  The bride provided her guests places to stay, chances to do super fun things such as horse back riding and spa [...]

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I just read a great article from the editors of Money Magazine called “21 Best Money Tips Ever.” It’s an article that espouses the advice and experiences from”some of the nation’s leading business owners, investors, and thinkers.”  As I read through the article I noticed a lot of the same ideas espoused here on Partially [...]

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It’s very easy in the summer for expenses to rise when the kids come home for summer break.  To help the readers at Partially Motivated avoid these rise in costs, we have come up with a list of fun free or almost free activities to do with your family during the hot summer months.  Enjoy! [...]

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Garage Sale Planning

On June 14, 2011 By

Every year in the first weekend in June my neighborhood gets together and has a huge neighborhood garage sale.  I always feel sorry for the neighbors not participating as it is almost impossible to get in and out of the neighborhood quickly and easily for all of the visitors looking for bargains within the neighborhood.  [...]

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If you’re like me the idea of stripping and refinishing your home’s wood cabinets seems completely overwhelming and time consuming.  But if you’ve lived in any home over any period of time, you will discover if you have stained cabinets as I do, that your cabinets will need to be spruced up every once in [...]

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