Category Archives: Budget

How to Make Family Budgeting Work for Your Individual Family


Have you tried to follow the budget that a financial expert on TV or online has said you should be using, but it has not worked? Read this post to find out why financial success may be eluding you, and what you can do about it. Continue reading

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The New “Normal”– Forget the Joneses


Let me be the first to tell you that I am no longer friends with “the Joneses.” Let them do what they want– I am establishing my own new “normal.” Continue reading

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Battling Frugality Fatigue– Balance Can Make the Difference


In our modern culture, we are trained to think that we are only having fun when we are spending money, and this mindset is very difficult to break, particularly during the holidays with all of its commercialism and materialism. Given how much that spending less goes against the grain these days, how do you fight the fatigue that frugality inevitably brings? Continue reading

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Let me off this Ship– This Ride is Making me Sick to my Stomach


It’s barely Saturday afternoon, and yet the badgering has already begun.  I mentioned the other day on Facebook about how I have to rid our house of sales papers, lest anyone get any bright ideas on ways to spend money … 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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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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Have You Started Your Christmas Shopping List Yet?


Yes, I know it is the last day of August, and no, I am not crazy to be asking a question this early about Christmas shopping.  I do have a reason for it. Shopping lists used to be just a … Continue reading

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Dealing With Debt When Damage Has Already Started


Anyone can fall into debt– to think otherwise is to fool yourself and set up yourself up for a potential downfall.  As people become more and more reliant on mortgages, car loans, credit cards, home equity lines of credits, student … Continue reading

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Staying Cool in Summer Without Suffering


Greetings, Live Simply, Live Thrifty, Live Savvy readers! How have you been faring in these warm temperatures across the country? Indeed, we are emerged into the dog days of summer, and this year, the temperatures are truly living up to … Continue reading

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Banish The Back To School Budget Blues


August is around the corner, and for many parents, the time has come to begin thinking about back to school shopping.  Unlike a lot of parents, I do not relish the concept of my kids heading back to school for … Continue reading

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