Cash Crone, save during the holidays Budget Savvy 

7 Ways to Save During the Holidays

The news isn’t pretty – we all need to tighten our belts even more and find creative ways to save during the holidays. But you are in the right blog! There is always a way, always a Plan B. It’s easy to spend too much. You feel you need to buy just one more thing – for each child. You don’t want to seem like you are a Scrooge during the holidays, so you sign up for all those Secret Santa swaps at work, buy host gifts for every holiday…

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cash crone, car, planet, walking Money Management 

Lose the car – sometimes – and save money.

If you were forced to give something up in order to stay on budget or pay off a debt, what would you be willing to sacrifice? I have started a walking routine in the morning before I begin my work day. Now, I would rather mosey than trot, and running anywhere in my opinion has to be a joyful thing, with jumping and laughing. Sort of like Phoebe from Friends: So, I walk, and I have slowly turned up the goal from a mere 1/2 mile to 2 miles per…

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cashcrone, food, budget, challenge Budget Savvy Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms 

January food budget results!

    I hope some of you climbed aboard the food challenge train this month! Although I have practiced frugality for a long time, I still learned a few things this past month. But first, I will share the budget numbers. My original budget for January was $300. That seems high for one person, but my food budget includes non-food household items and vitamins (some people separate the two, but I find it easier to put them together as I shop for both at the same time). My January spending…

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cash crone, new year, celebrate Manifesting Money Money Management 

Hello, goodbye! One year ends and a new year begins.

  Here it is again – the end. And the beginning!     The new year brings a sense of closure, while welcoming in new adventures. I hear dialogue around me when I am out running errands: “I’m so glad 2016 is over.” “I hope 2017 is better than 2016.” “This year was awful. I can’t take another year like that.”     What? It sounds as though nothing went right in 2016. By focusing on the “bad” parts of 2016, the whole year becomes a big boiling pot of…

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Eleven House The "Eleven" : The Fixer Upper 

Cash Crone: The Year of the Fixer-Upper, Plan of Phase 1

Winter has arrived in the northeast. Well, it has officially been here for some time, but we have been spared the below zero degree temperatures until now. The local schools are closed. That means I don’t have childcare in the morning and afternoon and can plan – and write to you, dear Cronies. I bought out my truck lease this week. After much thought, I felt I was making the best decision. The new loan is $40 less per month than the lease. I can turn that $40 toward the principal…

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