Category Archives: Family Finances

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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