How to Make a Major Purchase

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: We clip coupons, we plant gardens, and we do our laundry in cold water.  Sometimes we agonize so much over saving money on the little things, that we forget how much money we can save if we put the same amount of thought into the big…

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Quick Tip: Save Money by Staying Home

Before moving to the boonies five years ago, we had always lived in suburban areas where stores and restaurants were easily accessible pretty much any time. Although we often bemoan the fact that we have to drive 30 to 45 minutes just to get to, well, anything, the fact is that it saves us a…

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How to Create a Workable, Enjoyable Work from Home Routine

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Working from home has many perks. One of them being you can create your own hours and routines. Unfortunately, this can also be of the downfalls of working from home. The flexibility to create our own routine often leads to haphazard, unfocused working efforts that…

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FREE Bowling for Kids {Summer Fun}
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FREE Bowling for Kids {Summer Fun}

Depending where you are in the United States, summer vacation is at least halfway over! {Hard to believe, isn't it?!} If summer boredom has set in or you're looking for activities to beat the heat, check to see if your local bowling alley (or one near you) offers FREE bowling for kids on weekdays. Start…

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How to Deal with a Fluctuating Income

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: It can be really tough to create a budget and stick to it. It can be an even greater challenge when you have a fluctuating income. We’ve been on both sides of inconsistent paychecks.  I once held a 10-month position which meant that for two months out…

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Why You Should Give Now Instead of Later
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Why You Should Give Now Instead of Later

There's no denying that Dave Ramsey has inspired thousands of people to pay off debt and change their financial situations for good. Although I don't follow all of his principles, I do find most of what he teaches inspiring, and I think many of the principles he teaches are sound. However, there's one area where…

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5 Professional Gaffes to Avoid When Working from Home

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Working from home gives you many conveniences – flexibility, autonomy, comfort. However, it also means that you have a greater responsibility towards your business. How you conduct yourself determines the reputation your business will enjoy. Here are 5 things to avoid when you’re a work-at-home…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Financial Independence

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I know that when I hear the phrase "Celebrate Independence Day," I'm supposed to conjure up visions parades, fireworks, and our the forefathers declaring independence from Great Britain way back in 1776. But celebrating independence has come to mean much more to me now that we're debt…

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4 Tips for Work at Home Vacation Planning

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: Vacation should be a time to relax and take your mind off of work. Sometimes, it’s as easy as setting your e-mail vacation reply, an updated greeting on your voice mail and you’re off! But when you work from home, going on vacation takes some advance…

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Why Unplugging is Good for Your Wallet

The following post is from Christina of Northern Cheapskate: I'm a bit of a technology junkie.  Whenever I get a spare moment, I'm checking my e-mail, reading other blogs,  looking at Facebook, or writing blog posts.  We've got a ridiculous amount of gadgets, too - iPods, iPhone, desktop computer, laptops, iPad, Kindle, a Wii...it seems like…

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