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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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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Frugal February

Feb 1, 2011 by

My favorite bit of wisdom I’ve heard regarding income and being a housewife came from my sister: “Just as it is his role to bring in income, so it is my role to make living as inexpensive as possible.” ____________________________________________________ I was tossing and turning...

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’tis the season

Oct 4, 2010 by

I’m in the middle of Family Birthday Season – we have 7 birthdays beginning mid-September and ending December 2nd and then Christmas totally comes out of left field. Usually Birthday Season and Christmas take us by financial surprise. While excited and eager to send cards and...

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If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well a...

Jul 15, 2009 by

Boy! Get a bit of a running start and you just get drained! I wish I would have been posting these past weeks, but it seems that life persists even if you push the Pause button. Andrew and I are leading the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class at our parish! I heard about Dave Ramsey...

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