My Self Employed Dilemma

Tweet When I quit my job to work for myself I was terrified of not having my weekly paycheck. My husband has always been self employed, but I always had a steady paycheck. That first winter was rough. Winters have always been the lean times for my husband’s business. We save in the summer and […]

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You Should Read the Art of Non-Conformity

Tweet On Tuesday my husband and I had the best date night ever. We drove about an hour and a half to go to the Unconventional Book Tour and meet Chris Guillebeau. Chris Guillebeau writes at the blog the Art of Non-Conformity. He writes about setting your own rules and living the life you want. […]

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Carnival of Money Stories

Tweet Welcome to the Carnival Of Money Stories Labor Day Edition! I used to love Labor Day. My excitement would increase as I got closer to the three day weekend. I thought, “A Sunday night that I didn’t have to dread going into work the next day, yay!” Now, it’s completely different. I love working. […]

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Frugal Entertaining Without Breaking Your Budget

Tweet Image by clevercupcakes via Flickr Practicing sound financial habits does not have to be boring. It would be horrible for anyone to live a Scrooge-like existence everyday in order to save a few dollars here and there. Humans are gregarious creatures and need social interaction. This, however, does not mean that you have to […]

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Gather Your Data: Debt and Net Worth Worksheets

Tweet So the last post in this series involved how to be honest. Being honest means facing up to the facts and accepting them for what they are. Here is your chance! This is the part that everyone hates. Who wants to know how much debt they are in? Who wants to know that they […]

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I Must Do the Thing I Think I Cannot Do

Tweet In life, we are made up of our actions. The actions you choose make up the experiences you have. When you think back over your life, the ideas you have, the thoughts you have had, are all based on the actions you have taken (or not taken) during your life. So if we keep […]

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July Income and Expenses Report

Tweet It’s already August, so it’s time for another income and expenses report. I love going back through the month to see how we did. At the end I’ll explain a little more about my lax method of budgeting and income and expenses. INCOME This is usually our best month of the year, and it […]

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You Are Not the Numbers

Tweet Whether you like them or not, the numbers show reality. They exemplify what is important to you. You might say being home with your children is the most important thing to you, but unless you are spending money consciously then the numbers don’t lie. Why do people avoid numbers like the plague? Because it […]

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How I Handle an Irregular Income

Tweet This month will be a little different. I won’t actually be sharing our income and expenses for June. As noted in my post Stolen: $1084, my laptop was stolen. It had Quickbooks and all of my data. While I do have a lot of it backed up, I didn’t have June backed up. Instead […]

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