Category Archives: Advice

Peek Behind the Curtain: Details on the “Voice” Behind this Blog and Being a WAHM


Hello, all! Happy Tuesday to you. Hard to believe, but it is already the middle of October. Where has the time– and the nice weather– gone?! I wanted to share a little something with you.  Recently, I was asked to … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Budgeting


In case that you did not notice it from my last post, I have been in a “financial funk” of sorts as of late.  Well, it is mainly financial, but also spans beyond that to lifestyle. Part of that may … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Less is More…Simple


“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.“  — Steve Jobs It seems that we, as humans, like to complicate things.  Rather than try to make things easy, it is very … Continue reading

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Taking Control of Kid Clutter


Kid clutter can be the bane of every parent’s existence.  Even people who normally keep their house clean and tidy may be the victim of children who insist on having their room be in a continuous unruly and out of … Continue reading

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Let Your Fingers Do the Walking When You Pound the Proverbial Pavement


The job market has been bleak, and few will deny that fact.  But we have one advantage compared to previous times in U.S. history that jobs have been hard to come by, and that advantage is the Internet. The web makes it … Continue reading

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The New Face of Frugal– Inspiration Comes In Many Different Forms


It is both equally inspiring and disheartening to read the story of this woman Sukhraj Beasla who is pressing on, despite much hardship to her career and finances. After reading this article about her, you can also read her “Eat Suki … Continue reading

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“I Just Saved a Bunch of Money on My Car Insurance…!”


Guess what? I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance.  You’re probably like, Okay, how does that matter to me?  I am going to share how I did it, so that you can apply those tips for … Continue reading

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The Top Two Secrets To Savvy Shopping


Even when you are thrifty, shopping can be costly.  That’s where being savvy comes in– you always need to be thinking of new ways to save money. One way to save is by minimizing your purchases, which is a good … Continue reading

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Doing With Less So That You Can Have More


“You can do without the necessities, but you can’t live without the luxuries.”  –Hattie Sederhom, mother of famous actor Alfred Lunt My strategy for savings is simple– I like spending less on the necessities, so that I can spend more … Continue reading

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The Most Useful Thing that I Have Ever Ripped Out of a Magazine


I like magazines a lot.  And if I really like something in a magazine, I may keep the whole issue, but often I just tear or cut out the particular page or item that has caught my eye. A few … Continue reading

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