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This post was originally published on June 8, 2010. Paycheck-to-paycheck living has become all too common, especially in this economic climate. Unfortunately, it’s a vicious cycle, and when you’re in the middle of it, it can feel impossible to break out of it. It seems that every time you start to get ahead, there’s a […]

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How I fail every day

by Karen on March 12, 2012

In the past few weeks, I’ve made a few new wonderful friends in my community. We met through a playgroup at the public library, and they’ve become a wonderful support network not to mention a fun social outlet for me. I’ve shared this blog with them, and last week a conversation with one of my […]

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Why my failed 365 Project was really a success

by Karen on December 28, 2011

Last year aside from my standing resolution to eat healthier and lose weight (pfft), I resolved to take at least one photo every day. This is known as the 365 Project, and people all over the Internetz and Flickr participate in it every year. My motivation lasted longer than pretty much any other resolution I’ve […]

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This post was originally published September 3, 2009. “Wait, wait,” you’re saying. “Budgeting helps you make better decisions with your money, which should be helping your savings account. Isn’t that the whole point?!” And you’re absolutely right. However. This summer, I learned a valuable lesson that I want to share with you. Sometimes being too […]

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Three years of blogging

by Karen on August 15, 2011

Early in August, this blog passed a milestone, and it didn’t even occur to me until a few days ago that I missed it. As of August 3, this blog is three years old. Normally when a birthday passes, people marvel, “Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday.” In this case, I […]

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While visiting my best friend last weekend, we had an interesting discussion about budgeting. She and her husband are in the same place Tony and I were when we decided to start living frugally. They’re looking for ways to cut back after moving to a new city and taking a pay cut. Like a lot […]

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This post is based only on my personal experience. I am not a legal expert, and nothing written here should be considered legal advice. If you have a legal issue, always seek the advice of a legal professional licensed in your state. One of the only cons about buying our house when we did is […]

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This post was originally published on July 16, 2009. Sometimes when my to-do list is a mile long and I’m short on time and feeling overwhelmed, I feel like if I can’t finish everything right now I’m going to lose it. Don’t you hate those days? Well, when I’m having a day like that, there […]

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Let me start this by saying I would never condone risking the health of yourself or anyone in your family to save money, no matter what the cost. My family’s health is our top priority, and we will spend whatever is necessary to keep all of us well. That said, emergency room visits are outrageous. […]

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