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cash crone, wisdom plus willpower equal wealth, Credit Cards Money Management 

Stop swiping – and start saving!

Let’s talk about credit card debt. Although I will focus on older Americans – because I am one – the information is important to everyone. That little plastic card can solve problems, or make them. It can create remedies, or it can cause financial illness. Card-carrying Boomers The older generation was trained to keep quiet about money problems. It was a personal problem, kept within families. Money – or the lack of it – was treated like a clackity old skeleton in the closet.  As a result, many of us thought we…

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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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cash crone, cranberries, wealth, wisdom, willpower Money Management 

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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