If you’re like me, you’ve reached that point in your holiday shopping when the rubber has met the road. No longer are you skipping through the mall (or across the internet) and joyfully adding this and that to your shopping cart. No, now you’re searching frantically for those last, perfect gifts with one eye on […]
There are some great comments on the Top 3 Things I’ve Sold Online post from last week, and I wanted to call special attention to one by a reader named Susan. She wrote: We have sold some completely random stuff on Craigslist. Right now my husband is selling firewood he cut and split from limbs […]
Lots of people like the idea of selling on eBay or Craigslist, but many wonder what items to sell online. It’s not always what you think. Read on for the scoop on the top three things I’ve sold online. In my real, offline life no one ever brings up dividend investing, getting out of debt, […]
The following is a guest post. Keeping a regular budget is an essential foundation of strong financial planning. No matter your expenses, whether they be groceries, medical bills, rent, or engagement rings, planning for them and documenting them is the best way to restrict your spending, organize your bills, and find areas where you can […]
For more posts like these, please visit my new blog, Creating This Life. A family photo display is a unique and affordable way to create artwork for a large wall. It’s an interesting alternative to mass-produced artwork and you’re sure to enjoy it more too. I resisted creating a photo wall for a long time, however, […]
Several years ago, a priest spoke at our church about becoming part a charity that allows you to financially sponsor someone in a developing country. I don’t remember many of the specifics that he shared but I do remember that we – as a family — were moved. After the Mass, pictures and brief bios […]
A reader named Rebecca emailed me with the following question: I just opened my Perk Street account and I have written down all my debts and am trying to work on the snowflake method so that I can track my debt and paying it off. I was wondering if you would be willing to share […]
Don’t forget to use an online coupon/cash back site when shopping online this Christmas. My favorite is Mr. Rebates. I’ve been using the site since 2006. So far this month I’ve used Mr. Rebates to earn $6.72 cash back from Clinique and $10.26 cash back from Moosejaw (for a North Face jacket). There are three […]
This is the final post in a series about doing Christmas on a Budget. You can see the previous posts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 First Make a list of everything you spend money on at Christmas and assign dollar amounts to the different categories. Tip: Include gifts, but also think […]
“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” – G.K. Chesterton […]
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