Chaos, Clutter, and… Debt?

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“Really, Crystal?”  That’s what I wanted to think when starting chapter 2 of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget.  But I knew better, because I know how my own clutter gets the best of me.  (Missing paychecks, anyone?!)  “If you’re drowning in clutter and your days are completely overbooked, implementing any of the money-saving tips in […]

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Counterproductive Comparison

photo by japi14 I’ll admit it.  When Crystal first linked to the blog post How to survive a $70,000 pay cut, I couldn’t get past the title without a silent rant. A $70,000 pay cut?!  Humph.  It’d be amazing to make that much in the first place!  Why, people who can’t live on $70,000 need […]

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Big Goals and Baby Steps {MSM Book Club}

“Where do we want to be financially five years from now?”  That is the question.  In Chapter 1 of The Money Saving Mom’s Budget Crystal gets down to business and challenges us all to set big goals, and then shares the “whys” and motivation for getting the job done. Following the step-by-step process outlined in […]

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Young Children and Money {Reader Question}

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Quick question (from this post) – the kids saving for their own Nintendo DS – how do you handle money with your kids? Do they get an allowance, earn it by doing extra chores, birthday money? Just curious – I’ve got a 4 year old and I’d like to start her down the right path […]

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There’s Always Something

There’s always something to complain about.  It’s too hot.  Too cold.  Too rainy.  Too sunny.  The kids are too loud.  Too quiet.  The government’s too involved.  Not involved enough. There’s always something going wrong.  Unanticipated medical bills.  Job loss.  A broken appliance.  Child poops in the tub. There’s always something to worry about.  What if […]

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