Category Archives: Budgeting

2018 Goals

I had a lengthy list of goals for 2017, and for the most part, failed miserably.  I’m okay with that, life happens, and we had a rough year.  Looking back, I can clearly see I was overreaching.  For 2018 I … Continue reading

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2017 Recap

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and fun New Year’s Eve!  I’ve been busy with family and haven’t had much time to gather my thoughts and post recently.  I’m going to end our crappy 2017 … Continue reading

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Budget Friendly Christmas Pt. 2

I saved just over $600 towards Christmas using various savings apps and rewards programs.  I’m stretching this to cover eight people – primarily my two kids.  These are some deals I found this season: Toys R Us Of course their … Continue reading

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Budget Friendly Christmas Pt. 1

I’ve always kept Christmas minimal with my kids.  Growing up we had huge Christmas gatherings and hundreds of gifts.  I watched my cousins become ungrateful brats, and it carried into adulthood.  I knew I wanted to avoid the attitude of … Continue reading

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Bills Going Up, Up, Up

I keep receiving notices that our prices are going up for various accounts. Our internet was $39.99 and went up to $44.99 without notice about six months ago.  I called to complain, because I was in a 12-month contract at … Continue reading

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A Few Good Deals

Black Friday, the weekend, and Cyber Monday were huge letdowns in the savings department.  None of the items we want to get the kids were on sale.  Toys R Us had a misleading email campaign of 15% site wide, yet … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment

The time has come: select your 2018 healthcare plan. I was hoping to post pictures from the brochure, but DH’s company decided to make the entire background of the chart a watermark with their name and logo. Here’s what we … Continue reading

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