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Unplanned Pregnancy – Finances Edition

We had a plan. This is not it. Our “baby” was 2, and we could officially say we were out of the baby phase. We were moving on to middle school, baseball, potty training (for the last time), ballet recitals – we completely changed gears mentally. So what’s the first thing we did? Purged all […]

Saving Money in the Kitchen – and Bonus Recipe!

One guaranteed way to save money that I’ve found recently: make your kitchen a place to enjoy being. I’m a lazy person. I’ll admit that straight away. I’ve put off cleaning and organizing the kitchen for a long time. Since it was dirty and cluttered, I didn’t want to be in it. It was hard […]

Decisions Make Me Tired

I can now scientifically excuse being cranky when I get home from the grocery store.  I’ve been doing a lot of research on how to cut costs (especially on groceries), and I’ve stumbled onto an interesting area of discussion: decision making and willpower. Have you heard of decision fatigue?  It means that the quality of […]

3 Reasons Being Lazy Sucks

In the interest of transparency and honesty (which is one of the main tenets of this blog), I struggled with writing this post.  I wanted to give you a lot of reasons that being lazy is helpful to your debt-reduction plan (or any other financial plan you happen to be working on).  I wanted to […]

Live First, Blog Later

So I didn’t know it, but I’ve been following this advice for the last few weeks: Live your life first. Write your blog later. I wasn’t intentionally following this advice, mind you. No, it was just out of sheer desperation.  I’ve been sick for what seems like a month, baseball season is upon us (as is recital […]

Embarrassing Friday Update

My goal on this blog is to be as honest and transparent as I can. (Within the realm of safety, that is.)  So, even though this is a post I hate to write, here’s our horrible financial update for the month of March.   You might remember this post where I told you that our lives had gotten […]

Walk Faster, Spend Less Money

Here’s a random tip for saving money at the grocery store: Walk Quickly. Here’s the idea: You already know that shopping with a list will help you save money, right? Once you have that list, before you even go in, think about your shopping trip as though you’re in a hurry. Remember the old game […]

Why I Spent $50 on a Pair of Jeans

Alternately titled “Why Shopping at American Eagle Makes Me Feel Good” It’s not supposed to, I know. I’m not supposed to get excited about shopping.  I’m supposed to be very unemotional about it, spend as little money as possible, and get out of there as quickly as I can! But I don’t when I shop […]

Picky Poor People or Snobby Rich Ones?

I read a very interesting article on a new blog yesterday.  In it, the author posted this question: Are poor people less picky? She is asking whether poor people are more grateful for what they have, and less snobby about what they spend their money on. Are they more ready to accept hand-me-down clothes (and […]

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