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Digging Out and Up | because staying in debt isn't an option… Digging Out and Up | because staying in debt isn't an option… I caught a little bit of flack from one of the guys in the shop yesterday for drinking a bottle of Coca-Cola. At two cans worth (710mL) it is a little on the larger side, but I was sipping it, not guzzling it. I bought a 6 pack of bottles instead of the 12 pack of cans because they were the same price and I could reseal the bottles (which I did). Anyway. I don’t normally keep pop in the house, but when I do it’s Coca-Cola. My dad drinks Coca-Cola.
Thrifty and Fit | Actively seeking a healthier, debt-free life and helping others do the same Over the past 28 years of my life I have only held 4 jobs and that is if you count the Army Reserve. At age 17, I started working for a small local pharmacy and I joined the Army Reserve. After 7 years of catching every persons cold that walked thru the pharmacy I was let go because the post office portion was short some 3000 stamps and obviously I was the one using them to wallpaper my small apartment. (Never mind the other dozen or so people who ran that counter also.). I didn’t let that get to me too much. I had been going to a community college to get some of my electives out of the way with every intension to go back and get a degree at some point. Thrifty and Fit | Actively seeking a healthier, debt-free life and helping others do the same
The 80/20 Principle of Personal Finance April 14, 2014 By Bridget 5 Comments I’d heard of the Pareto Principle, or the 80/20 rule, before I’d read the book. Actually, I was painfully familiar with the other side of it undergrad, where I frequently reminded myself that the last 20% in a class takes as much energy to earn is as the first 80%. Now I want to share how the 80/20 rule can be applied to your finances. If you don’t believe me, think about it: the bulk of your future riches will come from implementing very simple habits now. Money After Graduation | educated & in debt Money After Graduation | educated & in debt
When Life Gives You Lemons, Add Vodka We are well into April, which means that there is less than four months (at this point, it is closer to three) until my wedding. I find this particularly disturbing, because my focus lately has not been my wedding at all. I’ve been distracted with work things, and blogging things, and all other things. I don’t have that much left to do. Our engagement shoot is on Easter long weekend, so we will be getting a photo taken to formally ask my cousins to be our flower girls. When Life Gives You Lemons, Add Vodka
We’ve all made money mistakes. I don’t think anyone has ever said “I’ve never made a money mistake in my life.” If so, I’d like to meet that person! Even if you have made money mistakes, it’s never too late to change your life around. Below are a few money mistakes that you may be making: Taking Out Too Much in Student Loans. Making Sense of Cents Making Sense of Cents
100 Things I Want 100 Things I Want Photo by VictoriaMade.com “There are so many things I want to experience in life,” says Laura Nelson. “For this list, I wanted to put aside some of my more far-off ambitions and focus on things that I have the potential to accomplish now but would require some training/knowledge to master. Some will be simple and others will take time, but I am officially declaring my intentions.” 1.
Photo by dMap Travel Guide 1. Meditate 15 minutes each day. 2. 100 Things I Want 100 Things I Want

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miss minimalist Two years ago, my family and I moved into a 3-bedroom, 1700-sq-ft house. It was a big change from the 390-sq-ft apartment we’d left behind in England—but just about the smallest home we could find within a short commute of my husband’s office. Several readers have asked me how our larger space has affected our furniture needs. In particular, inquiring minds want to know: do we have more, less, the same, or different stuff than we had before? The answer: a little bit more, but really just different.
Happy Simple Living | Sustainable Home, Garden, Food and Fun Happy Simple Living | Sustainable Home, Garden, Food and Fun Welcome to Happy Simple Living. This blog follows our family’s efforts to live a simpler life, laugh more, garden organically, get organized, enjoy good food together, live more sustainably, explore eco-friendly alternatives, save money, eliminate debt, and most importantly — have more fun. Does the idea of simplicity appeal to you, too? Perhaps you’d like to have more peace in your home, and more time to enjoy your loved ones. Maybe you yearn for financial freedom, sustainable living, getting back to the basics, living more frugally, or having more unstructured time to create, think, recharge your batteries and relax. We only get a finite number of minutes on this earth.
If you agree to living a financially savvy life, regardless of past transgressions I invite you to become a Debt Free & Fabulous. Please submit your blog {or name if you’re not a blogger} and be added to our roster and add a badge to your sidebar so the world can know how awesome you are! Please note: Long term debt for medical bills, student loans, mortgages, etc. that are needed for survival or can be assets, don’t count for this pledge- we’re going to focus on eradicating consumer debt, impulse buys and mindless consumerism! Debt Free & Fabulous Ladies:RachelskirtsThrifty & FitShe’s Pretty FrugalI’m Pretty…4 Hats & FrugalRunning For DummiesEarning My Two CentsMy Lovely Little LifeLife After Laundry Leave No Debt Outstanding If you’ve uploaded the badge and want to take the pledge- email me to be added to the list! Please Choose One The Following Badges For Your Sidebar To Show Off Your Pride or Progress! Frugal Beautiful | Debt Free & Fabulous | Frugal Beautiful Frugal Beautiful | Debt Free & Fabulous | Frugal Beautiful
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People! Grocery shopping is expensive. If you don’t diversify where you shop and tailor your purchases to targeted locations, you will pay top dollar for most of what you need. Here are some tips to help you save big and shop smart. Have a meal plan. Tightwad
A King's Life | Family Travel. Rich Experience. Happy Life. {*style:<ul>*} {*style:<li>*} {*img:235:235:http://www.akingslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Manila-Bay-235x235.jpg*} {*style:<h3>*}{*style:<a href='http://www.akingslife.com/2013/12/mugged-in-manila/'>*}Mugged in Manila{*style:</a>*}{*style:</h3>*} {*style:<br>*}No one will tell you to visit Manila because it’s a lovely place. They will warn you about the sex trade, dirt and downright desperation that the streets hold. And it’s true. We were shielded from the dirt and grime of Manila by staying at a 5 star property.
~WORD OF THE DAY~cathexi \kuh-THEK-sis\ ~ noun Definition: investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea Examples: "The veil that hides Laura and her eyes, her hair, her smile (and its counterpart, the glove that veils her hand) becomes the object of Petrarch's cathexis...." — From an essay by Margaret Brose in the 2010 book The Body in Early Modern Italy "The plot of this French film diverges from ... most American film we are force-fed in that it deals powerfully with subject matter that counts. It treats an almost unrecognized aspect of WWII in Europe, eliciting a strong cathexis from the viewer, who learns so much that he never knew before this celluloid feast." — From an article by Marion DS Dreyfus in American Thinker, April 8, 2012 Living on Less
How to End the Endless Game of Catching Up When I think about the weekends that I used to spend at the office or behind the computer catching up, it makes me cringe. I did it to make the following week easier. I did it to make more money.

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Resolutions Test This year I am going to try out something different for my New Year’s resolutions; I am going to begin them on my birthday in November. That will allow for a couple of months to test them out and see if any adjustments make sense before plunging in all the way when the New Year comes. I have three to test. A Guy Named Dave
getting started | Project 333
The Everyday Minimalist | Living with less, but only the best
Fabulously Broke in the City | Just a Girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver