cash crone, saving money, frugal, budget Save Money | DIY Magic Projects 

8 Easy Tricks to Start a Savings Account

The holidays are over, and your wallet is the only thing that has lost weight. Those gifts you bought for everyone else never left you – they just transformed themselves into credit card debt. If that’s the case, get rid of those high interest accounts and pay down your debt. How do you start saving money again? Your budget is squeaky tight. You’ve cancelled cable, stopped the coffee shop visits, and you’ve rediscovered ramen noodles. Here are a few painless tricks to help you start saving again. Take It From…

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Big Purple Marble, play, kids Budget Savvy 

7 Frugal Ways to Keep the Kids Happy During the Holidays

The kids are out of school for the holidays. How do you keep them busy, without breaking the budget? Here are some ways to make the vacation special: Make Ooblek Ooblek is a cornstarch and water mixture. It is “non-newtonian,” meaning the stuff acts like a fluid when it is poured, but is acts like a solid when touched. Weird, huh? But kids love the stuff. It can be picked up, but then it oozes from their hands. It is easily washed off, a big plus for parents. Why the…

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cash crone, cookies, October, month, budget Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms 

Make cookies, not war.

C is for Cookie The incredible, edible cookie! The month of October is dedicated to this favorite sweet treat. “There is a very strong emotional link for so many people which is why cookies are a comfort food,” says Brette Sember, author of Cookie: A Love Story: Fun Facts, Delicious Stories, Fascinating History, Tasty Recipes, and More About Our Most Beloved Treat.  “They are a true American food – the modern concept of them was born here and is an expression of American ingenuity.” Sember tells us that the fortune cookie…

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side jobs, winter, holiday Manifesting Money 

12 Ways to Earn Extra Money This Holiday Season – Side Jobs

This is an update of an earlier post – but great information during the holiday season! As you know, I take on a number of side jobs to earn money and help pad the monthly bottom line. Most of my income from side jobs goes to my Financial Freedom account, which is growing every day – penny by penny, but still growing. Every penny has a purpose. Even when I am not working, I am thinking of ideas that could work into work. Or thinking of workable ways to create income. I’m…

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Money Management The "Eleven" : The Fixer Upper 

Why remodeling has to wait until I’m off the ledge

I have an amazing life. So many exciting adventures have crossed my path (and if you don’t believe me, take some time to read my oldest blog, TrusttheUniverse.com), and I am grateful for all of them. All of them! The business of blogging has forced me to share things I normally keep to myself. But I also know, through my work as an optimism guide and motivational coach, that our stories help others learn as well.     At the big house If you are a regular Cash Crone reader,…

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