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Make Valentine's Day Special...even on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is about love, so shouldn’t your gifts really show it?

How much do you spend on Valentine’s Day? Twenty dollars on chocolate covered strawberries? 164 more words

Other Money Essentials

3 Tips for Saving on Christmas Clearance

This post is almost reaching the point of becoming outdated, but I promised I would publish it this week and I didn’t share these tips last year, so I’m going to keep my word :-) . 1,011 more words

Fix-It With Fran

Less than great expectations.

Recently a coworker sent me a study which stated that one in three U.S. adults find their financial situation is worse than they expected it to be.  772 more words


Learn How to Cook Healthy Recipes Without Breaking the Bank

Are you looking to do more healthy cooking in the New Year?

I’ve seen lots of posts and conversations about adopting new eating plans.

I told you a bit about my… 638 more words

Fix-It With Fran

I started off with the best of intentions, honest! (Also NSD # 3)

When I acquired my first ‘didn’t belong to a bank I was with’ credit card it was honestly with the best of intentions.

I have spent most of my employment history on a zero hour contract basis. 666 more words

Better and Worse

On January 1st 2015 I bought a five year diary. Here is what I wrote 2 years ago today:

“Somehow I have become a financial hell hole again. 1,053 more words