Found Money Update July – December or How the Kansas City Royals Added to Our Emergency Fund

by Julie January 15, 2015
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Last October the Kansas City Royals went on a magical ride that started with the American League Wild Card Game (the most exciting game of any kind I’ve ever seen in person) and ended in game 7 of the World Series. The entire city was in a collective good mood and talked of nothing else for the entire month. […]

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The HSA Experiment One Year Later: How Did We Do?

by Julie January 6, 2015
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Early last year I blogged about how we had switched to a high deductible, Health Savings Account (HSA) eligible health insurance policy for 2014. You can follow the link above to read the specifics, but the basics were these: 1. While we had had a high deductible policy for a number of years, our policy had office […]

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Make Money, Don’t Spend Money, on Black Friday Weekend

by Julie November 28, 2014

Are you a Black Friday shopper? I’m more of a Cyber Monday girl myself. I do most of my Christmas shopping from home, with just a trip or two out during the month of December to pick up a few things and soak up some holiday atmosphere. But I do love those holiday bargains and […]

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Costco Shopping Tips

by Julie November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m popping into share this video of 12 Costco shopping tips that I ran across on the Crazy Coupon Lady’s site. Even though I’ve been a diehard Costco shopper for years, I learned some new things so I thought it might be helpful to some of you too. Especially with the holidays upon us.

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Earn Credit Card Points, Miles, and Cash Back by Paying Your Bills

by Julie September 4, 2014
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Do you enjoy paying bills? If you stopped the average man or woman on the street and asked that question, I’m thinking the response would be a big no. I’m the exception, I actually enjoy bill paying. I look forward to it even. Not the money leaving our checking account part, but the financial organizing part. The balancing accounts, […]

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How Much Does College Cost? Our Family’s Expenses for All Four Years

by Julie September 2, 2014
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How much does college cost? I’ve been tracking our college costs for our daughter, Lindsey, down to the last dollar through four years of college and – I’m going to be honest – this final update was the trickiest to do. You can see the first three years of updates here: year 1, year 2, year […]

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Winner!

by Julie August 30, 2014
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I’m popping in with a quick announcement that comment #11 from Pam won the KU Football Package giveaway. Here was the winning comment: Congratulations Pam! Now back to our holiday weekends. I hope yours is wonderful!

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Gameday in Lawrence and a Fan-Tastic Giveaway

by Julie August 25, 2014
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Let me me state the obvious right out of the gate. The University of Kansas isn’t especially known for this: At least not lately. We’re more known for this: But our family has had KU season football tickets for the last four years and we’ve had a blast. For starters, we – along with some of our […]

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It’s Kind of a Funny Story

by Julie August 15, 2014
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So, funny story. A year ago this week, Lindsey and I were in New York to be on the TODAY show. (Did you miss our 4 ½ minutes of fame? You can see it here.) The next day was rainy – very rainy – and we were killing time in a bookstore in the basement […]

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When Your Adult Child Comes Back Home

by Julie August 14, 2014
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We’re living a cliche: Our daughter – who graduated from college in May – is living in our basement. When you hear that do you picture a kid eating Doritos and watching Netflix all day? Yeah, same here. But on the contrary, Lindsey’s gainfully employed and she actually moved home at our suggestion. It seemed like […]

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