Category Archives: Budgeting

Mother of Invention

As I explained earlier, we are on a severe budget lockdown. My dryer door has been having difficulty closing. Finally, the little part on the door that grips the door shut fell completely out. I plan to order the part … Continue reading

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Lean and Mean, but no Lean Meats, please :)

Happy new year! 2012 has brought with it a new job for Dave. It’s a great opportunity, a bit closer to home than the last job, and lots of work-at-home time should be in store. He’s got a nice title … Continue reading

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**GIVEAWAY!** Financial Peace University- CLOSED

When we first figured out that we were scores of thousands of dollars poorer than the homeless man down the street, we had some generous friends who loaned us a CD set that would change the course of our financial … Continue reading

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The post you’ve been waiting for

  Yesterday, I turned 33. Guess what my best birthday gift was? After four years and 9 months, three new children, three job losses, and three “new” vehicles, We paid off the last credit card! Yes, WE’RE DEBT FREE!!   … Continue reading

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From Debting out of Get to Getting out of Debt

“Guess what, honey!! I knew it! They want us back! I always knew if we kicked them to the curb they’d just be back knocking when times got rough. So whaddya say? Should we apply for the 0% loan?” When … Continue reading

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Budgeting: starting out

When we decided to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and get out of this debt, living within our means for the first time was a little rough.  It would have been easy to give up if we hadn’t already … Continue reading

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Pending

We’ve just been so busy lately that the weeks seem a blur, much less the days. Dave’s swamped with work from all possible sources (except IHOP, ha) and that leaves me doing some of the heavy lifting I’m used to … Continue reading

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Waiting to Ex-sale

Just this morning, I was having a dialogue with myself. I found out about a Land’s End 2-day sale that ends today, for free shipping and 20% off your whole order including clearance. I took a look around there yesterday … Continue reading

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Turn the Debt Around (Love to see that Budget)

“You can’t out-earn your stupidity.” – Dave Ramsey If you’re following the story, I left off by saying that our debt was growing unaddressed due to fear and depression, and I was putting on a good face and saying how … Continue reading

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Stupid with Zeroes

“I’ve done stupid with zeroes on the end.” – Dave Ramsey I have decided, with the approval of my husband, to share with you a story that is a really big part of who we are as a family and … Continue reading

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