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  1. Just Tips
    Simple Budgeting for Lazy People by Leo Babauta. - My Idol and anyone can borrow posts! He says so right on his blog :cloud9: I haven’t written about finances in awhile, because these days I barely think about them. That’s because for several years, I focused on getting out of debt — and...
  2. Frugal Living
    I have always been very wrapped up in miles per gallon for my car. I reset my trip odometer every time I fill my car so I can calculate how many MPGs I was getting on a particular tank (trip odometer reading divided by number of gallons put into the tank). In town I get about 18-19 mpg and...
  3. General Chat
    Hi everyone........ On a lighter note, do your pets do things that really "tick" you off? I have 2 cats and 1 dog. My oldest cat Cola (8 years old) loves to collect socks. She drags them around the house, and I can hear her when I am sleeping, because she makes "noises" while she is carrying...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    News Headlines It's a short article, but it makes a few good points.
  5. Home and family challenges
    We had company yesterday for a nice steak dinner (they provided the steak, and salad)....anyway I left the kitchen the way it was after dinner and my company and I went to the movies. I could not sleep last night and got up for a drink of water. I looked at the kitchen and stopped right then...
  6. Frugal Living
    Stolen from Wallet Pop 10 Bad Habits and What They Cost You - WalletPop POP Paying $1.50, if you have one soda a day, means you've spent $547.50 a year (before tax). If you have three a day, you've just flushed away $1,642.50. read the article for the rest...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I was going over my bank statement to make sure everything was in order before February 1st came (tomorrow morning). I then decided to take a look at what my spending was like in January 2009... exactly one month ago. I was just floored! My miscellaneous spending was the biggest noteable...
  8. Blog
    I want to show you how easy it is to fall into negative money habits in just twenty-one days. We often think that money problems come about over a long time (and they sometimes do), sneaking up on you after years of overspending, medical problems, reliance on credit, or underemployment. But the...
  9. Freebies
    Good way to start off the new year and free to boot: http://www.audible.com/adbl/entry/offers/productPromo2.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&productID=FR_COVE_000032
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    sales are my big down fall but I am proud of myself. I did check out the 75% off Christmas stuff at target but all I bought was 8 rools of tape for 39 cents each. Great deal and it will all be used up in a year. I spent 3.45 Clearance is not a good deal if you truely do not NEED it and if...
  11. General Chat
    This pops into my head from time to time, I guess moreso this week. My husband and I have a medical bill ($3,000ish) we need paid off by January or else care credit is going to lump on around $900 in interest. So we cut corners, eat free where we can and are generally stressed out about making...
  12. Frugal Living
    Since the cost of gas has declined, it now only costs me $35 to fill up my Buick Rendevous, a few months ago it was $70. This is helping our budget. Thank goodness for decling fuel costs. A bright side for me.
  13. Frugal Living
    since gas prices rose? And since they are falling are you still practicing this? I have definitely cut out short trips here and there and combine errands. I tend to stay home a lot more and drive more gently. You know, no jack rabbit starts, trying to imagine an egg between my foot and the...
  14. Health and beauty
    When we visit family or friends, they can't get over my kids' eating habits. Why is that? I mean, I have taught my kids to eat what is good for them, drink what is good for them, and to do so in moderation. So when we go to a family function, people want to know why my kids are not going...
  15. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Five Habits of Millionaires But what does it take to become part of the "super rich"?...read on... :)
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    found a link, http://money.uk.msn.com/consumer/article.aspx?cp-documentid=8904781 hope it helps
  17. News you can use
    10 bad habits that lead to debt disaster If you're up to your eyeballs in debt, reviewing your money missteps can help prevent you from repeating them and show you the way out.
  18. Frugal Living
    Getting to be truly frugal has been a real process. There are so many tips. I try alot of them. Sure they save money. But it's one time. As I don't always continue with it. So I am approaching it from another angle. Started Before Christmas, changing though patterns and behaviors and forming...
  19. Question and Answer
    What routine ways did you used to live in that you had to consciously undo in the name of frugality. I had to break out of the routine way of buying produce that I grew up with. I grew up always have apples, bananas, oranges, and potatoes in the house, and maybe something else. But I've had to...
  20. Question and Answer
    What habit that you used to have before being frugal (for those who haven't always been) went down kicking? You know, which was the hardest for you to break? For me it was taking baths, in fact I'm still not 'over' it yet. When I was about 5 months pregnant I found that the only thing that...
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