Archive for December, 2011

Off Topic: Don’t Sound Like an Idiot

This article was recommended to me by a friend and I thought I’d share. I didn’t expect to read anything new, but I did. Say these words – out loud – and then check the article to see if you’re saying them correctly. You might be surprised! Athlete Escape/Espresso/Et cetera Nuclear Prescription/Prerogative Utmost Candidate Sherbet [...]

Quick Tip: How to Save $10 Fast

A few months ago I read this article on saying “no” to purchases, and it has really stuck with me.  I thought I’d share a quick tip that has helped us save about $20 in the last 2 months. It’s not a big number, I know. But if you’re looking for a quick way to [...]

Un-Resolutions for 2012

Next week I will be posting my goals for 2012. I’m not calling them “resolutions.” For one thing, it’s cliche, which is annoying. I’m also like every other person in America –  I don’t have good luck with resolutions. I’m bound to fail, and have bad days, and something about breaking a “resolution” is so [...]

What Phineas and Ferb Can Teach Us About Our 2012 Goals

As a stay-at-home mother of 5, I hear a LOT of kids’ TV shows. I could probably write an entire book on children’s shows on television: The Good, The Bad, and the Just Plain Stupid.  My kids’ favorite cartoon fortunately falls into the “Good” category: Phineas and Ferb. Just in case you don’t watch children’s television, [...]

Why I’m Glad Christmas is Over

As soon as Christmas is over, the kids are counting down til the next one.  If you listen closely, though, you can hear sighs of relief from parents all over the world.   Instead of telling you the reasons I’m glad Christmas is over, I thought I’d show you:                 The [...]

Link of the Day: 50 Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2012

This article on Yahoo lists “50 Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2012.”  Some of the tips in this article were spot-on, but some of them were rather funny.  Here are a few of my favorites.  (All comments are mine.)   8. Live below your means. This seems pretty obvious, but it has to be [...]

It Still Takes Money to Go Shopping

Source: wisebread.com via Lindsay on Pinterest-Shopping at Marshalls   I’ve written about spending money to save money before. This article from Wise Bread reminded me of that “scam,” but from a different angle. The email I received from Best Buy was a direct marketing email from the company trying to coerce me out of my [...]

Link of the day: How Times (and Tech) Have Changed

Source: twentytwowords.com via Lindsay on Pinterest   Stumbled across this interesting link today: What Google, YouTube, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter Looked Like at Launch This doesn’t have anything to do with getting out of debt or finances, I just thought it was worth looking at. And, since I’m still recovering from our Christmas weekend, it [...]

Merry Christmas!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Jesus. Today I’m thinking only about the blessings God has given us: mashed potatoes, children squealing over presents, family to celebrate with, a free and safe country. Have a merry Christmas!

Link of the Day – Money Only Makes You Happy If You’re Richer Than Your Neighbors

This is a rather old study, done in March 2010, but I’m just stumbling across it and I thought you might find it interesting, too.   The study explored the connection between money and happiness, wondering why money makes some people happy and not others. It’s results found that a lot of money makes you [...]

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