Category Archives: Money

Whew!

Feeling better having gotten that off my chest yesterday. It has been weighing on me. But, at 40 years old, it’s time to embrace who you are. I am not a green and thrifty girl except when I need to … Continue reading

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Betrayal

In what feels like a betrayal of everything I’ve tried to be the last couple of years, I realized the other night that I truly am a child of the 80’s. I want the big house with the nice car. … Continue reading

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Allowance

We’ve started the kids on an allowance. They each have a chore that they must perform, in addition to the regularly expected help around the house. Their allowance is $4 a week. They get two to spend and two to … Continue reading

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Spending Fast

Well, it’s not going as well as I’d like. I ended up spending close to $200 on groceries. Then, today I had to go buy a new alarm clock. Mine, which was originally Hubby’s from before we met, has finally … Continue reading

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Oh Ye Of Little Faith!

Hubby doesn’t believe in my vision. He cruelly pointed out all the times in the past I’ve tried to keep us on this tight a budget and how miserably it’s failed in the past. Meanie! What he doesn’t take into account … Continue reading

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Needs based spending

This is the first real paycheck in our new budget style of sending a ton of money to the card. I sent a ton of money to it a few weeks ago, but since then we’ve had a vacation that … Continue reading

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Debt confession

I grew up a spender. When we wanted something, we got it if it was reasonable. I kept doing that even though I didn’t have the kind of money that my parents did after 30 years of working. I am … Continue reading

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Frugal again

We’re headed back into frugal mode. Hanging laundry and turning up the thermostat, short showers and careful shopping. I mentioned yesterday that I spent more than I would have if we’d had just a little in the savings account. I … Continue reading

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Poverty mindset?

Hubby and I were talking the other day. We are short on money until Friday when we get paid. We have money in savings, but it’s earmarked for our vacation over the summer. We have dipped into it a few … Continue reading

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Classic Rock and Doing Bills, oh, and CARNITAS!!!

Listening to classic rock and just finished paying bills. I love that I can pay bills in advance. I have already looked at how much we are getting this check and can schedule payments on the computer. Too cool.   … Continue reading

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