Tag 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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Savvy Ways to Save on Holiday Shopping


I love articles that provide practical and applicable tips on saving.  Especially with Black Friday and the official beginning of the holiday shopping season looming, I found this article as I was cleaning out my over-inflated email inbox, and just had … Continue reading

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“This is Halloween”…on a Budget


After reviewing my post from last year summing up years worth of frugal Halloween costumes, I decided that a new post was in order that shows last year (2010’s) festivities. Last year, once again we raided Goodwill to get our costumes. … 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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Tactical Tips For Taking Trips


Yesterday I posted a blog post about my recollections from our recent summer trip, and about some of the information and interesting things that I learned.  Today I want to talk about some of the things that I learned during … Continue reading

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Savvy Saving For Your Wedding Day


Many people are either getting married during the summer or in the middle of planning a future wedding.  But before you walk down the aisle, take some time to consider how you are spending your money on your wedding.  It … Continue reading

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Do You Need To Join S.S.S. Anonymous To Deal With Your ‘Shameful Spending Syndrome’?


Is it possible to be too frugal? Can your frugality cause you to experience a guilt syndrome whenever you do purchase anything? 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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