Category Archives: My Money

3 cheers for cloth diapers

When it comes to babies and saving money, it can feel a bit daunting considering how much stuff is touted as essential.  Having a three month old and a four year old, the sheer magnitude of “stuff” could easily be … Continue reading

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Ode to the public library

Public library, how I love thee. Let me count the ways… Books to check out, for free, all the time Still just 25 cents per book per day if I’m overdue Automated phone message reminding me if I’m overdue so … Continue reading

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How we cut the cable cord

I used to work for the cable company.  Cable is awesome and Dish is icky.  When I stopped working for the cable company I got a rude awakening to retail cable prices, and suddenly cable lost a bit of its … Continue reading

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What to do with K-cups

A couple years ago, we must have been feeling super rich and decided to get a Keurig coffee maker from Costco.  I don’t even drink coffee, so all the better that my hubby can make one cup at a time … Continue reading

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Generosity amidst hardship

It’s really easy, during any transition, to go into hunker-down mode.  Almost instinctively we try to save, build reserves, and (dare I say) hoard to make sure we’re protected from storms that could be on the horizon or just around … Continue reading

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Yogurt

My daughter loves yogurt.  She asks for it with just about every meal, so if I bought it all the time it would add up fast.  I’m thankful that a couple years ago I learned how to make it myself by … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Success Story

I have a genuine love/hate relationship with garage sales (both my own and other people’s).  When I’m out garage saling, I love finding a great deal on something like my $1 spice rack, a barely used cast iron skillet, and a … Continue reading

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The 30-day plan to eat at home

Anyone who knows us knows that we eat out.  It’s just what we do.  When dinner time comes around we just ask our two year old if she wants Cafe Rio or In-N-Out.  Some nights she says pizza and other … Continue reading

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