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Have a great holiday season – and still stay on budget

Holidays can sabotage a budget. When I was a young single mother with two small sons, I came home after work one evening a few days before Christmas to find that someone had broken into my home. The burglars lifted a patio door off its track and entered the house, taking anything of value. It didn’t amount to much, since I lived in a rental and barely made enough to keep food on the table some weeks. But the burglars took the microwave, earrings, a roll of postage stamps, the thawing…

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side jobs, winter, holiday Manifesting Money Side Jobs 

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

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 slightly obsessed. When Bill Spaid is here, I put a lot of chores on the back…

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wealth, wisdom, willpower, cash crone, debt Money Mindsets 

Do I need it, or do I want it? Wealth wisdom.

Do I need it, or do I want it? It is a good and necessary question to ask before buying anything. I would like to say that each time the answer is “I want it,” I turn away without purchasing it. Most of the time, I do. The bigger picture of financial freedom is more important to me. I have never been one to splurge willy-nilly, mind you. Usually the wants are small ones. But those small wants, for some people, can turn into great big debt monsters. I think…

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Jetpack Dreams – a new budget envelope!

I still want a jetpack. Today’s NaBloPoMo blog prompt sent me back to the 60s. The prompt asked this question: Pretending you have the expertise to make the product a reality, what do you wish you could invent? I didn’t want to invent one, but I dreamed of having a personal jetpack. As a child, I watched the Jetsons. I believed, deep in my heart that I would see the day when we all had cute little space cars that turned into briefcases, and robots that helped us with our homework. And…

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5 sources to help you stay frugal.

    Friday was my last day at Job #3. Although it didn’t last as long as I had originally planned, I am happy it has ended. I have found that 17-hour work days leave little time for cleaning my home, laundry, eating, sleeping, and comprehending the world around me. I was a living zombie the last few weeks. But I  banked some money by practicing frugal habits, and Job #3 paychecks were directly deposited into my Financial Freedom account. I could have used some of this money to pay…

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