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Our “A-ha” Money Moment

April 16, 2014 – 12:00 am | 68 Comments









Once again, in honor of Financial Literacy Month, we’ve teamed up with our good friend Shannon from over at The Heavy Purse, and a long list of others who are committed to promoting financial literacy to all of the world.  You can see last year’s post here.  Our topic for this year, Our A-ha Money Moment, begins in November of 2012.  Here’s the background: Read the full story »

What’s Stopping You From Pursuing Financial Freedom?

April 14, 2014 – 7:10 am | 57 Comments

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One of the things that’s seriously on my heart these days is the seeming inability of so many who are deep, deep in debt to be able to take that first step to get …

Garden 2014 Update

April 11, 2014 – 7:09 am | 47 Comments

So, remember at the beginning of the year, I had listed as one of our goals that we would not be nearly as slackerish this year on our veggie garden as we were last year?  …

Motivation: Words of Wisdom From Paul Milligan

April 8, 2014 – 1:14 am | 38 Comments
Motivation: Words of Wisdom From Paul Milligan

Hey, friends!!  This is a post I wrote a bit over a year ago that has some information that was super motivating and helpful to Rick and I as we began our “getting out of …

Frugal Fajitas Recipe

April 7, 2014 – 5:03 am | 42 Comments

If you’re a Mexican food fan, there’s nothing like a sizzling plate of fajitas to get your mouth watering.  It’s easy to find a good fajitas recipe, and by using frugal tricks, you can make …

Best Personal Finance Articles for the Week Ending 4/5/14

April 5, 2014 – 8:09 am | 20 Comments
Best Personal Finance Articles for the Week Ending 4/5/14

I know – it’s been forever since I did a best PF articles post.  It’s been WAY too busy around here with lots of stuff.   All good stuff, but we are in definite need of …

March 2014 Recap and Our New E-Book

April 4, 2014 – 7:06 am | 52 Comments

Happy Friday, friends!!  See the attached pic?  That’s our yard – TODAY.  A whopping 9 inches of the white stuff graced us last night.  Oh, joy.
Before I get to our recap, I’ll start out with …

Dealing With Debt Payoff Dragons

April 2, 2014 – 1:59 am | 60 Comments


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A little excerpt from one of my favorite children’s books made me think quite a bit about our debt payoff journey the other day.  Author Arnold Lobel wrote a terrific series of children’s books …

Fire Hazards in the Home You Might Not Know About

March 31, 2014 – 6:42 am | 50 Comments


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With Rick having worked on a local fire department for over 23 years, every once in awhile we’ll get to “reminiscing” about certain situations he’s experienced during his job as a firefighter.  The other …

Women’s Power Wednesday – Week 4

March 26, 2014 – 7:23 am | 35 Comments
Women’s Power Wednesday – Week 4

It’s the last Wednesday in March and that means the last week of our Women’s Power Wednesday, where we celebrate and recognize some of the blogging scene’s most influential bloggers in honor of Women’s History …

How to Pay off Debt : Beating the Broke Mindset

March 24, 2014 – 7:25 am | 94 Comments
How to Pay off Debt : Beating the Broke Mindset

As we weave through the process of figuring out how we got into debt and how to pay off debt, it occurred to me that we really had no control over our emotions during that time.  As …