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  1. Day 2 of semi-frugal vacation

    by , 01-28-2014 at 10:08 PM (My Journey on the Frugal Side of life)
    Spent money today on apples,York peppermint patties and salsa. Signed up for the grocery store card for discounts. We ate all meals at the condo with food brought from our pantry and left overs from yesterday. Also spent money on car wash to remove the salt.
    Took a drive along Ocean Drive, only saw 2 people out walking, it was too cold for most people to be out. This cold weather is going to save me money this week. Walked on the treadmill in fitness room of the resort and husband sat ...
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  2. Day 1 of my semi-frugal vacation

    by , 01-28-2014 at 12:25 PM (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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  3. I give thanks for warm things.

    by , 01-27-2014 at 11:21 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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  4. The Challange

    by , 01-24-2014 at 03:42 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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  5. 2014 Almost debt free

    by , 01-13-2014 at 11:00 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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