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No Spend February

Can you believe it’s already February? It will be 2018 before we know it. Over the years I’ve observed several people taking part in “no spend” months (and even years). I did a similar challenge for Lent a few years … Continue reading






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June’s Challenge: Eating Healthy on a Budget

This month, I am challenging myself to cut my grocery spending. Each week I’m going to document what I purchased, used, and wasted. Blogging is a great way to hold oneself accountable. Shopping at Aldi is my primary method for … Continue reading






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Budget Limbo: Lower Your Energy Costs

Last time we talked about saving money on phone service. This week I’m going to share tips to help lower your energy costs. Most of these tips are common sense, but periodically reviewing this list isn’t a bad idea to … Continue reading






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Budget Limbo: Saving Money on Phone Service

Last week we talked about alternatives to cable. This week we’re going to look at saving money on phone service. This is an area many people make cuts by getting rid of their landline; but why stop there? Do you … Continue reading






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Budget Limbo: Alternatives to Cable

Last week we created a budget. This week we’re going to start looking at those monthly expenses to see if we can squeeze out some extra money. Even if you only find an extra $10/month, that’s $120 over a year’s … Continue reading






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Budget Limbo: How Low Can You Go? Ways to Save Money

Does anybody else ever feel like any time you acquire a little extra money, you always have something come up that wipes out that extra savings? If you own a home or a car, I’m sure you can relate. After … Continue reading






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Tips for Filing an Insurance Claim

I have been a homeowner for ten years and have not filed an insurance claim until this year. Now I’ve filed two claims, one for hail damage to my roof and the other for my recent burglary. ┬áHere are a … Continue reading






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