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December 2011

Your Mission This Weekend: Get Those Last Minute Tax Deductions!

December 30, 2011
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Maaaaaan, can you believe it’s already the end of 2011??  What a freakin fast year!  And of course, we can’t close it out without us personal finance bloggers having some last words on tax deductions ya know ;)  It’s part of our jobs! So if you’ve been putting off all those clothes/money donations this whole year, it’s time to pay attention.  You’ve got 2 whole […]

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Godiva or Gumballs?

December 29, 2011
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(Guest Post by Barbara “Babs” Wagner – who once told us what old people know about money) One day I was at the mall with my two small sons and we passed a Godiva chocolate store. I don’t know why, but I said “let’s go in and get a treat.” I let each boy look at all the chocolates and choose “just one.” After much […]

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It’s New Year’s Resolutions time! Whatcha got this year?

December 28, 2011

Y’all do okay w/ last year’s? You gonna pick the same ones cuz you forgot all year long? Haha… I’m gonna go back and search through my old posts now for mine (one of the pros of blogging is that it’s all recorded!). Okay here we are…. it looks like I just had ONE for 2011, which is good cuz it was the only one […]

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I Bought My First Piece of Art!

December 27, 2011

You like it? How much do you think I spent on it? (I’ll tell you at the end of the post ;)) I had absolutely no intention of spending ANYTHING the night I picked this up, but the second I locked eyes on it I KNEW I had to get it for my blogger den! :) I didn’t even know it was for sale at […]

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It’s My Birthday And I Can Shop If I Want To ;)

December 26, 2011
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I probably won’t, but it’s okay if I do! Haha… actually, every year I look forward to walking around downtown where I grew up, and just spending time w/ the family :) We walk into about 10+ stores (mainly book and antique ones), but I rarely come away with anything particular on these trips. Except for happy tummies full of tea and croissants, and a […]

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Last Minute Xmas Shopping? Uh-Ohs…

December 23, 2011
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It seems I have pushed it to the very end this year – I’m still only 50% finished with Christmas gifts! Yikes… and I’m literally in Wisconsin right now working my way back home to the DC area in time for a nice dinner and party w/ the family… which means I’ll only have ONE day left now to shop – Christmas Eve! Haha… Wow. […]

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How I Lost A Fortune Getting Out of Debt

December 22, 2011
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(Guest Post by Todd R. Tresidder — A great guy with a rather interesting take on his self-proclaimed “mistake” — I don’t know if I’d call it that, but how do YOU see it?) I thought it was a smart move, but I guess I still had a few things to learn. The plan seemed simple enough on the surface. I would buy a little […]

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Mythbusters: Extreme Couponing

December 21, 2011
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(Article by Kelly Gurnett – an awesome blogger friend of mine who is all kinds of creative!  I’m out in Milwaukee for the last Love Drop right now so treat her well! :)) I’ll admit.  I’ve been sucked in by the show Extreme Couponing. I already consider myself a fairly accomplished couponer.  My top tips and strategies have netted me a nice little stockpile over […]

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