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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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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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Don’t Go Sour on Saving – National Pickle Day

Pucker up! It’s National Pickle Day! That little fruit (yep, it is officially a fruit) that sits quietly in the jar in your refrigerator is a legend. Cleopatra allegedly crunched them. Amerigo Vespucci peddled them. Elvis fried them. A Dutchman named William Beukelz gets the credit for the name “pickle,” although it seems he pickled fish and not cucumbers. But who are we to question? Shakespeare did it for us, writing in The Tempest, ” How camest thou in this pickle?” According to Pickle Packers Intl. Inc., Americans are crazy about pickles,…

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Money Management Travel Deals 

13 Lucky – and Budget-Friendly Ways to Spend the Weekend

Today was a day that all paraskevidekatriaphobics dread. That long word is the scientific name for those who fear Friday the 13th. I think the day is lucky. The superstition may have taken hold in the early 1300s, when Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of Knights of the Templar. Not so lucky for the knights. No one knows for certain, but today the day is considered unlucky for some.     If you believe the day holds terrible things, it will. If you believe it can be a magical…

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