April 2012

Top 10 Tips to Getting Better Deals at Thrift Stores

April 12, 2012
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(Guest Post by Serena Appiah of Thrift Diving) There are three things I will never buy from a thrift store: underwear (including socks!), mattresses, and rugs. Everything else, budget readers, is fair game! If I can paint it, stain it, reupholster it, bleach it, throw it in the washer, or dress my kids in it, for a fraction of the cost to buy it new, […]

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How Far Would You Go To Pick Up a Penny?

April 11, 2012
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Well, I survived the Bachelor Party!  My liver isn’t too happy with me right now, but I made it back safely and all in one piece :)  And I actually *remember* it all too, imagine that?  I must be getting smoother in my old age… haha… I was gonna come on here and tell you about all the crazy and wild stuff we did over […]

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Two Awesome Books To Give Away!

April 10, 2012

Hey guys!  Got two awesomely sexy books to give away today, so hopefully you’re feeling nice and lucky ;)  (I’ve had both of these sitting on my bookshelves for a while, and just realized I already had my own copies!  So time to get them in YOUR hands now!) The first is from a good friend of mine, Jenny Blake, who came out with her […]

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Swapping Out 4-Week Goals?

April 9, 2012
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Now that I’ve survived the “no sweets” mission for the past 40 days (a miracle!), I’m wondering if I should harness all that energy and willpower into another goal to keep it up?  All our habits form from egging them on over a certain amount of time, and the idea that I could still have a POSITIVE habit going on every new month is rather […]

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Bachelor Parties and Priorities.

April 6, 2012
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OH yeahhhh! Going to a bachelor party this weekend in Charleston, South Carolina! Nothing like a few days away w/ the boys to celebrate some awesome falling in love and manly relationships :) I haven’t been back there either since being a kid on family vacations, and something tells me this will be quite different than those, haha… but probably not in the same way […]

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Is It Okay to Use a Coupon on a First Date?

April 5, 2012
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(Guest Post by Andrew at Money Crashers) Ready for your big date? Your night is planned, you’re dressed up sharp, and you’ve got a wallet bursting with cash. No? Money’s tight these days? Good thing you’ve got a coupon for a big discount at that restaurant you’re headed to! Perhaps you’re not entirely comfortable with the idea, however. While it’s always great to save money, […]

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Baby Update: 3 Months Away and Scrambling!

April 4, 2012
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Can you believe that? We’ve already gone through the first 6 months of pregnancy, and now we’re already in the home stretch! Amazing… I can’t even imagine how fast life will go once that little booger actually comes out ;) But now that we’re so dang close to the big day, we’re realizing that we have soooooooo much more to do still. Like clearing out […]

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Net Worth Update: $314,246 (Up $5k w/ Loss of Cash)

April 3, 2012

Whew! Was a bit scared to run the numbers this month with so much cash exchanging hands, but looks like we’re still good and on track :) I’ve already blogged about a lot of this stuff, but here are a few of the major things that went down for your perusal… It’s funny how you can go months with hardly anything major happening, and then […]

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A 50 Year Financial Game Plan

April 2, 2012
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If you’ve ever wondered how much money you should have saved up at certain points of your life, the new issue of Money Mag gives you a nice snapshot :) They had a whole feature recently on how you should be saving your money throughout different life stages you’re at (so your money will last longer in retirement), and I thought I’d share the pieces […]

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