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Good Things Come to Those Who Plan

Good Things Come to Those Who Plan

  I remember when I was about 15 years old, I wanted a new bicycle. Not just any bicycle, mind you, but a Sears Easy Spirit 10 speed - the boys version with the ram horn handlebars. I wish I still had that bike because it was SWEET! It was a beautiful blue color...

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Midlife Bloggers Q&A Roundtable

Midlife Bloggers Q&A Roundtable

  I recently asked a question in a Facebook group dedicated to midlife bloggers - “If you could get one question answered right now as it relates to personal finance, what would you ask?” I got some great responses so, without further ado, here’s the answers to...

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My Debt Free Journey – One Year Later

My Debt Free Journey – One Year Later

  It’s been roughly a year since my Debt Free Journey started in earnest. Here’s a progress report on how it’s going one year later…     I Fired My Housekeeper     The first thing to go was my housekeeper. I still get a little embarrassed even...

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Living on a Variable Income

Living on a Variable Income

  Teachers work in the classroom roughly 9 months out of every year, yet they need for their money to last all 12 months. Contract employees can have work today but not tomorrow. Business owners rely on a steady stream of potentially fickle customers for their...

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My Starter Vegetable Garden

My Starter Vegetable Garden

    I hope you enjoyed Part 1 and Part 2 of Starting a Vegetable Garden Cheaply and Easily from Dawn Smith with Crazy Organic Mama. I don’t know about you, but I certainly learned a lot about how to get a garden started from seed. Growing my own vegetables...

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Shopping the Pantry – Homemade Bean Soup

Shopping the Pantry – Homemade Bean Soup

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien   One of my favorite ways of saving on my food budget is to “shop the pantry”. What do I have on hand that will make a great meal? One recent Saturday...

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