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“Convenience” Fee

Our property tax bill is split up into two payments.  The first half is due by October 25th and the second half is due December 25th – Merry Christmas!  I previously mentioned that our tax bill nearly doubled this year.  … Continue reading

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The Surprising Costs of Safety

Update:  Thanks to OneFamily and APairofBartletts we’re looking into SimpliSafe – what a much, much better deal!!! We had an incident occur a few nights ago around 4am.  DH was at work, the kids and I were sleeping.  First I … Continue reading

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Is this legal?! Homeowners Insurance Drama Continued…

I’ve mentioned multiple times how much I despise the insurance adjustor I am being forced to deal with as a result of the water heater flood at our old house.   His emails are rude and condescending.  He’s a proven … Continue reading

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Property Tax Increase

After much deliberating, DH and I made the decision to pay off a bulk of our credit card debt with our savings.  This move would cut savings by more than half, but we’d be getting rid of $300 in minimum … Continue reading

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A Leak

A should-have-been prevented leak. Hmm.  Remember that time our homeowner’s insurance adjuster came out to our home to inspect our storm damaged roof and brought along a shady “inspector”?  They found no signs of damage anywhere.  Closed the claim.  No … Continue reading

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Jobs and Children

I mentioned in my goals update that I am still actively job hunting.  I was.  I think I may have to pause it for awhile.  One of the “in-process” applications has finally updated to “closed” – I assume I was … Continue reading

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Bills, Bills, Bills

Happy Wednesday.  We spent the past weekend at home, spent $0, and it was nice.  Despite that fact that both kids were sick, and they’ve now passed the bug onto me.  Thankfully it seems to be a 24ish hour bug … Continue reading

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