Category Archives: Money

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 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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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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Boost Your Chances of Snagging A Job In One Swift Step


I have been exploring the job market for basically the totality of 2011.  And I have discovered pretty much the same thing that many other unemployed or underemployed individuals have– the job market is very difficult right now, and is not really … Continue reading

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Coping With Being Perfectly Imperfect and Its Unintended Results


I consider myself to be perfectly imperfect– in a lot of ways, but particularly regarding financial matters. Even in my nature as a perfectionist, I am imperfect. As I have noted in this blog’s About Live Simply, Live Thrifty, Live … Continue reading

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More Back to School Savvy Tips…


I fail to believe that it is getting so close to the middle of August.  Where did the days go?! Pretty soon I will have to get started on back to school shopping.  If you have not already gotten yours … 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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The Four Letter Word: Debt & How To Deal With It


These days it is possible for anyone to run into financial troubles.  With high unemployment rates, mortgage finance instability, and living costs on the rise,  more and more normally financially responsible people are finding themselves in a boatload of debt. All … Continue reading

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