From the monthly archives:

April 2010

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On our way home

by Karen on April 26, 2010

After months of planning and counting down, it’s finally time for us to head home. We’ll be hitting the road to head back to Indiana this Saturday. We’ve only just begun to pack up, which means I’ll likely be too busy to post much this week. Unfortunately, I’m also quite ill, which is making packing […]

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Convenience foods have become a way of life for many families. You can purchase most things ready-made — even whole meals. Cooking from scratch may not always save a lot of money, but it’s a great way to eat healthier and cut out artificial ingredients. I think you’d also be surprised at how simple and […]

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Why I’m a money multitasker

by Karen on April 19, 2010

Last week’s post about holding off on paying down debt sparked a little controversy in the comments. I wanted to clarify some of my views, because there seems to be some confusion about my financial philosophy. First of all, I am not debt free. I have never claimed to be. Like most 25-year-olds, my husband […]

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iPhone apps that make my life easier

by Karen on April 14, 2010

My friend Kacie is thinking about getting a smart phone. She’s been asking me lots of questions about my iPhone, and she requested that I share some of my favorite apps here. Okay! As someone who doesn’t talk on the phone a lot, I use it more for browsing the Internet and applications than I […]

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Why we chose to let debt-free living wait

by Karen on April 12, 2010

Update: I just wanted to clarify something. We are currently repaying our student loan debt slowly but surely. Our loans are not in forbearance. We just aren’t focusing our efforts solely on debt repayment. We’re splitting our extra income between debt repayment and savings. In January 2009, we paid off our credit card debt. Compared […]

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For the past few days, this line from “All You Need is Love” has been my mantra. No matter how prepared you feel for each of life’s milestones, sometimes it can feel like you’re just not ready. I’ve known about what’s coming up in the next couple months for almost a year. I’ve planned for […]

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Why are you still paying for cable?

by Karen on April 6, 2010

For the record: I am not being compensated in any way by Netflix, PlayStation, or anyone else to write this post. I am just sharing our setup, and I welcome your tips and recommendations in the comments for how you get around paying a cable bill. Once upon a time, cable television was one of […]

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One month to go

by Karen on April 5, 2010

After months of counting the days, we’re finally in the homestretch. We’re moving in about 32 days, and five days after that we’ll be boarding a plane to Europe! I wish I could say the months have flown by quickly, but honestly? There were times when I felt like we’d never get here. My hope […]

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If you’re trying to lose weight and cut expenses, it’s no secret that the first place to look is your shopping cart. The idea that healthy eating is expensive is a myth. In fact, those pricey convenience foods driving up your grocery costs are probably sabotaging your diet, too. Next time you’re at the grocery […]

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