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When Your Checking Goes Into the Red

Filed in Spending, Uncategorized by on October 17, 2014 2 Comments
When Your Checking Goes Into the Red

Recently while going home from work I stopped by McDonld’s to pick up a small fry and a hot fudge sundae. I know–don’t judge me. Not the healthiest thing to eat. But I wasn’t going to be home for dinner, and dammit, I just wanted some junk food. So I pull out my checking debit card […]

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How to Save Money When Shopping for Electronic Devices

Filed in Money, Saving, Sponsored Posts, Uncategorized by on February 4, 2014 7 Comments
How to Save Money When Shopping for Electronic Devices

I’m not really a cheap person. I mean, I did get rid of cable to save nearly $80 a month…..and I shop a ton of thrift stores in order to decorate my house….but I do invest a lot of money into electronic devices–cell phones, tablets, and my huge 27-inch desktop computer (yes, 27-inch!).  I drop […]

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7 Reasons You Hate the Word “Retirement”

Filed in Saving, Uncategorized by on October 12, 2013 6 Comments
7 Reasons You Hate the Word “Retirement”

What happens when you hear the word “retirement”? Are you like a kid who covers their ears– “la-la-la-la-I-can’t-heeeaarrr-yooouuuu” hoping to drown out the conversation? Well, I’m not going to slam you for shutting down when you hear the word “retirement,” because I do it, too. But we can’t run anymore, my friends. In fact, I’ve […]

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2 Months Later…How Did the Cheap Wireless Plan Work Out?

Filed in Saving, Sponsored Posts, Uncategorized by on August 20, 2013 21 Comments
2 Months Later…How Did the Cheap Wireless Plan Work Out?

A couple months ago I had the opportunity to test out a T-Mobile My Touch 4G phone, along with a $40 per month, unlimited, no contract Walmart Family Mobile plan to see how the affordable service stacked up in terms of keeping me connected to my family for one low price per month. I was excited […]

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Time to Consider Another Cheap Wireless Plan?

Filed in Money, Saving, Sponsored Posts, Uncategorized by on June 30, 2013 8 Comments
Time to Consider Another Cheap Wireless Plan?

  You knew this post was coming, right? After that lengthy post that I did about how to get rid of cable to save money….. It only makes sense that we now evaluate cheap wireless plans and why you may want to consider switching cell phone plans to save money and t0 stay more connected to […]

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Save Money: How to Get Rid of Cable!

Filed in Get Rid of Cable, Saving, Uncategorized, Utilities by on May 27, 2013 99 Comments
Save Money: How to Get Rid of Cable!

(UPDATE): Decenber 2015: Click here to read “We Got Rid of Cable. Now What??” about what it’s like being without cable after 2 years. Not sure how to get rid of cable? Well, getting rid of cable is like trying to break up with a bad boyfriend: You really don’t want him anymore, and you swear you’re going […]

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Is It Ever Okay to Splurge on A Budget?

Filed in Budgeting, Money, Spending by on January 25, 2013 5 Comments
Is It Ever Okay to Splurge on A Budget?

  In one of my recent popular posts, the Top 5 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Our Money, most people were in agreement with these 5 lies. In fact, frugal freelance writer Donna Freedman over at MSN Money was even inspired by my post and added her own 2 cents in an article, 10 Money […]

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20 Ways to Make More Money and Cut Your Expenses

Filed in Budgeting, Money, Saving, Spending by on January 15, 2013 24 Comments
20 Ways to Make More Money and Cut Your Expenses

Recently I confessed to you that we’re living paycheck-to-paycheck. The comments that you all posted in response to the post were pretty awesome. It was comforting to hear that some of you all are living paycheck-to-paycheck, too. (But shout out to Holly, from Happy Food Healthy Life who commented that her family is DEBT FREE thanks […]

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Are You Living Paycheck to Paycheck?

Filed in Budgeting, Money, Spending by on January 14, 2013 36 Comments
Are You Living Paycheck to Paycheck?

Well, here’s your official invitation to join the “Broke-Ass Mo’Fo’s club.” ‘Cause we are. (And if you’re not living paycheck-to-paycheck, pray tell what in the hell you’re doing so we can do it, too.) I bet half, if not more, of all the people you know are secretly living paycheck-to-paycheck. I mean, it’s not something […]

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How to Track Your Spending

Filed in Budgeting, Money, Spending, Uncategorized by on January 8, 2013 15 Comments
How to Track Your Spending

Do you know where your money goes? If you’re like most people, you don’t. You’ve got a vague idea, but you don’t know the specifics. Of course you already know that you should track your spending, especially if you’re trying to create a successful budget. Every financial guru and their mama has shouted it from […]

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