Frugal February: Practical Tips for the Temptation...

Feb 4, 2014 by

Happy Frugal February everybody! It’s our annual “celebration” of reining in impulses and money in an effort to return to being excellent stewards of our cash. December involves extra shopping anyway, and January almost always has some residual financial looseness from Christmas...

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The Dave Ramsey Approach – Good for Any-Size...

Nov 11, 2013 by

Crisis Magazine published an article on Friday entitled “Of Dave Ramsey, Babies, and Birth Control” in which contributor Richard Becker asserts that the Dave Ramsey approach to finances “is not for childbearing Catholic couples who take the teaching of the Church seriously.”...

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BIG WoWW: 35 Gifts to Your Kids, Budget Christmas!...

Nov 6, 2013 by

I originally had 2 posts for this week’s Words of Wisdom. And then there was an overload of wisdom in the blogosphere and I had to spread it. Pick one, pick all. You’ll be blessed by every single one. 1) Bishop James D. Conley on Marriage & the Family - The bishop of Lincoln, Neb....

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The Mission of Money and the Single-Income Marriag...

Oct 14, 2013 by

“Who can find a good wife? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm” (Proverbs 31:10-12a). Back in August I dug up my old Dave Ramsey CDs for some monetary motivation; and immediately...

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WoW Wednesday: Network etiquette how-tos, When you...

Aug 21, 2013 by

1) Networking Etiquette: Small Talk & Mingling Skills by Diane Gottsman at Verily Magazine Networking etiquette is an art. It takes confidence, refinement, skill, and practice to make a pleasant and lasting impression on a new connection or acquaintance. There has to be some sort of fine line...

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The Return of Frugal February & God’s A...

Feb 4, 2013 by

And we’re back!! It’s that special time of year when the shock of Christmas spending and January’s financial frivolousness hit like a ton of bricks. Andrew and I are “celebrating” our 2nd Annual Frugal February, the designated month for sticking to a no-frills budget...

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Paychecks Decrease 2%: What Happened to My Money?

Jan 15, 2013 by

Bonus post from Dave Ramsey just in time for the twice-a-month pay day: The new year arrived, goals were set, and financial aspirations were locked as you set out to take advantage of your greatest wealth-building tool: your income. That is, until you heard the news. Your salary just got cut by...

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The Daily Grind Leads to Immediate and Eternal Par...

Dec 13, 2012 by

Ah, an excellent reminder. Gentle enough to compel me, but brief enough to give me the kick in the soul I’ve needed. Lately I’ve made it my mission to avoid idleness online; a vice to which I’m pretty easily prone. It’s like my mind goes on auto-pilot: “Oh, the boys...

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YARD SALE: Making money under the mission

Jul 9, 2012 by

Every six months or so I declare my Semi-Annual PURGE WEEK. I attack every corner and closet over five days, ridding our home of excess and clutter, my mind of unnecessary sentimentality, and I produce an admirable pile of STUFF. We usually donate everything, but this year we had enough to hold...

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Keeper of the Coins

Jun 24, 2011 by

I’m a big fan of “every little bit helps,” especially since our baby and I are the appreciative Bread-Eaters to our beloved Bread-Winner. I found a few ways to cut home/family costs and I’m looking for more, so I thought I’d break from my usual reflections for a little...

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