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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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Cran you stay on a budget?

I love cranberries. They are one of only three native American fruits (the blueberry and the Concord grape are the other two – and I love them all equally), and the little red cranberry carries a great big punch. Some think it should only be consumed in the form of a gelatinous, cylindrical mass. In my opinion – blech. I like to taste the true flavor – dry and sour enough to make you pucker your lips, squeeze your eyes shut and shake your head when you drink the juice. And of…

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Recipe for Budget Success

When I started sharing my credit card debt and the journey to wealth, my credit card totals were around $11,000. My totals are $8126 – approximately $2900 paid! I opened a teeny tiny account stock account.  I started a Financial Freedom account and deposited all of my earnings from Job #3 into that account. This money is earmarked for a future house, at which time I will rent out my current home for additional income. I’m still on track for a credit card pay-off in 2016 (update, August 2016: My credit cards are…

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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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Important things to remember on your way to financial freedom.

I have one TV program addiction. It doesn’t have anything to do with housewives or forensic detectives, or otherworldly beings. Not that there is anything wrong with enjoying and being dedicated to watching those programs.  I’m just not much of a TV watcher – I pulled the plug on cable a long time ago. Except for CBS Sunday Morning. The news magazine show debuted in 1979, and I am pretty sure I watched the very first one. Yes, I am that old. Charles Kurault hosted the show, starting the first…

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