Monthly Archives: October 2011

Thrift Store Shopping – Date Night Edition

I hit my favorite thrift store this week hoping to pick up another couple of pieces to add to my Fall/Winter Wardrobe.  I didn’t find much, another black skirt but I talked myself out of it because I really do … Continue reading

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Debt Reduction & House Down Payment at the Same Time??? How & Why

This is another one of those areas that we go against the conventional wisdom when it comes to debt reduction.  Most of the mainstream financial folks will tell you to focus only on eliminating debt until you have cleared it … Continue reading

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Consignment Sale Wrap up

Nearly 6 weeks ago, I loaded 400+ items into the mini van at 4:30 am.   I drove an hour to wait with a couple hundred other moms to do exactly the same thing – drop off our stuff for a … Continue reading

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$40 Fall/Winter Wardrobe Challenge

Last winter I spent a lot of time focused on losing weight and getting healthy.  I was able to drop 47 pounds (kept off 40 pounds) and 8 dress sizes.  By the time my weight loss got to a stable … Continue reading

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Another Small Money-Saving Victory

Do you read those articles that say “88 ways to save $5000”? You know the ones they promise great tips to help you save more.  I read them, I’ve probably read them all.  I like trying to come up with new and … Continue reading

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Getting out of Debt – How we give gifts – Hubby’s Birthday Edition

Our gift budget was one of those places that took a serious hit when we started working hard on our debt.   At the same time our gift budget took a nose dive the amount of people we had to buy … Continue reading

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Maybe I was just Ungrateful….

I think back often to the beginning of our journey into debt.  Well not the very beginning but the beginning when things were spiraling out of control.   Looking back I was a selfish, spoiled brat and if I wanted something … Continue reading

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