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Better Bookkeeping – It Works For Me!

I love to pay my bills online. Not only does it save me up to five bucks a month in stamps (that’s at least one and a half mochas a month!) but it is also a quick and easy way to get the job done. No worries about ordering checks, getting payments in the mail, […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Some Things Money Can’t Buy

at Costco. While we set some grocery goals this year that will affect our time, money, and comfort, FishPapa and I know that there are some things that just aren’t the best to buy at Costco. It’s not a big deal, but I want to maximize our savings where we can. And taking advantage of […]

Budget Living: Don’t Turn Up Your Nose at Used Furniture

When FishPapa and I were first married, we lived in a tiny, 250-square foot studio apartment. It was the guest house / pool house for a larger home. The landlords became good friends of ours and we enjoyed that season immensely.(Hi Ribbens Family!) Needless to say, space was a hot commodity. But, we lived in […]

A Tale of a Turkey

A few months back I bought an extra turkey to throw in the freezer. It was five bucks, so I figured it was a good investment. Usually when I do this, I feel obligated to fix a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. And that had been my original plan when I pulled it out […]

MOM Deals This Week

While I love to shop, I can often feel really anxious, particularly if I’m not sure how much time or money I have left to spend. Experience tells me two things: 1. Pay cash. If I go out with a predetermined amount of real, green money, I have a natural limit to what I can […]

A CVS Primer for January

Months ago I prepared this primer for the benefit of my two younger brothers at college. Neither one of them took advantage of their big sister’s advice. (Yeah, I can’t believe it either.) But, since I posted it to the blog, several moms have benefitted from it. Now that I live a mere two blocks […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Our Grocery Plan for 2009

FishPapa and I are finding that our household (and me, in particular) is less stressful if I’m not doing a lot of running around. Before FishBaby came it wasn’t too hard to run to six different stores each week and pick up all the good deals each one had to offer. Now? Well, now it’s […]

Budget Living: It’s Not a Race

Children, at least mine, are competitive by nature. Often, someone will say, “Let’s see who can ———- first.” It doesn’t matter what it is; it could be who makes his bed the fastest or who gets his seat belt on first. Everything is a potential competition. If the “opponent” is not prepared, he will object, […]