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Sticking To the Grocery Budget Challenge

It was a rather quiet day. We’ve had some windows and our deck door open to enjoy the perfect cool temperatures in. The weather the past few days has been amazing. 361 more words


August Spending Update

Well, I meant to do an update on my August spending challenge a lot sooner, but then life happened. I’ve spent the past two weeks processing getting engaged, celebrating my birthday, and seeing my family. 230 more words

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Last Day of Vacation

I woke up fairly early yesterday morning. In keeping with the budget challenge I ate a couple scrambled eggs and a leftover lemon poppyseed muffin. MrB got up later and he ate a poppyseed muffin. 544 more words


Thinking About Frugality More Broadly // A Call to Action

if you’re reading this blog, it’s pretty likely that the word “frugality” is a part of your vocabulary. maybe you don’t use it much in real life (like us), but it’s probably something you think about and read about at least a little bit. 671 more words

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To Pri or Not To Pri? - Costs vs. Image

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been toying with the idea of trading in my 2011 VW GTI with 54K miles for a used Toyota Prius. 1,155 more words

Your Ultimate Option is 'No Deal'.

Making major purchases and investment decisions is stressful.  From time to time we second guess our decisions.  However, by following some guiding principles we can reduce our fears and increase our confidence in the agreements we sign and the choices we make.   292 more words

Monday With Mama

MrB and I woke up yesterday morning at 4am, packed up the car, and headed to my mom’s house. We were armed with drinks and lemon poppyseed muffins I had baked the night before. 372 more words