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Budgeting on a Limited Income

Budgeting on a Limited Income

Budgeting has always been a priority for my husband and I.  We graduated from college in 2008 and 2009. The economy was trashed. Finding a job, any job, was a miracle.  Keeping that job was even more impressive.  Both my husband and I have experienced bouts of unemployment in our early careers, and it has influenced […]

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USED CLOTHES

My Year Buying Only Used Clothes

It was time to shake things up. After several babies and the fluctuating sizes that go along with that, I wanted to make a renewed effort to dress well. I don’t mean fancy, after all I’m a stay-at-home mom, so I don’t need to “dress to impress.” But I didn’t want to succumb to a […]

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Talking about Money with your Kids

Talking Money with Kids

I grew up in a very frugal household where my stay-at-home mom clipped coupons and shopped sales while my dad worked a government job. My mom cooked almost all of our meals at home; eating out was something she and my dad did on rare date nights when they paid a neighborhood girl to come […]

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Costco $5 Rotisserie Chicken Dinners

Costco $5 Rotisserie Chicken Dinners

There are so many things to love about rotisserie chicken Costco $5 rotisserie chicken (which apparently has its own Facebook page). In the best of times, it’s crispy salty skin, and a meal on the table before “hangriness” sets in. A ready made meal you can feel halfway decent about while also shopping for tires and industrial sized boxes […]

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Creating a Family Budget

Creating a Family Budget

I was in my third trimester when a report came out stating that the average cost of raising a child was up to $245,000. You read that right. $245,000. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in. Wipe the vomit from your chin. Thank goodness we live in Kansas City! Where a four-bedroom, […]

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How to Get a Lot for a Little: Couponing at CVS

If you’re like me, you find yourself running out of shampoo and deodorant and toothpaste at the worst possible times. So, last year, after one unfortunate day of smelling like my husband’s deodorant all day at work (sorry, honey!) I decided the time had come to build a little stockpile. I did a little research, […]

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