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  1. Day 1 of my semi-frugal vacation

    by , 01-28-2014 at 11:25 AM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    3 months ago, friends of ours asked if we would like to spend a week at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with them at their time share condo. My husband and I decided to accept the invitation. My husband loves to golf and I like to visit places I've never been so the area met our first criteria.
    My first goal for this vacation was to spend less than we have in the past. My second goal was to just relax. From the beginning I knew we would be spending less money because of certain differences ...
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  2. I give thanks for warm things.

    by , 01-27-2014 at 10:21 AM (Life: The Good Parts)
    Today I give thanks for warm things.

    It is easy to complain about the cold, especially with temperatures so much colder than normal. The challenge is to focus on the positive, which is being happy for the warm things in my life.

    I am not one to deny bad things in my life. I am not going to say the cold is not that bad. It is cold enough to make me swear. But I am thankful for warm things to help me get through it.

    I give thanks that I have warm ...
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  3. The Challange

    by , 01-24-2014 at 02:42 PM (Life: The Good Parts)
    Many people here struggle with financial problems. There are some posts where people talk about their woes. But there are many more posts about people making the best life for themselves they can with a limited budget.

    Everywhere you look people are struggling with issues financial issues, medical issues, mental health issues, relationship issues.

    The challenge I make to myself the challenge I make to every one of you is to live the best life you can despite ...
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  4. 2014 Almost debt free

    by , 01-13-2014 at 10:00 PM
    I am getting there. Our house sold in Southern California, so I was able to pay almost all debt. I have a $9k loan plus $1k Chase along with about $750 of other debt. I do have a wedding coming up in May so have been doing an antique fair in the area to try and raise funds along with clearing items. I am hoping to knock out the small items in the next few months and then concentrate on the 9k. Should be debt free this year unless Murphy acts up. For the new year am also looking to loose more ...
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  5. My 2014 Goals

    by , 01-10-2014 at 02:14 PM
    My 2014 goals are same as I started with last year but with a crisis every month including January ... by beginning of March my drive was gone. Every month but one was a new crisis and I got to where I felt I could barely cope with life much less anything else.
    So...
    1. Declutter. Get rid of stuff or give away. Whatever works. An almost 3000 ft house does NOT fit into a little over 1100. We ALL need to realize that. I've been working on it for about 2 weeks but can only go so long and ...
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