Category Archives: Money

Grow It, Build It, Save It! How one family saves over $11,000 each year, and you can too!

My ebook is finally published! Grow It, Build It, Save It! How one family saves over $11,000 each year, and you can too! gives you many of the steps our family took to pay off over $66,000 in debt and build … Continue reading

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Money Saving Secrets of the Amish – Review and Giveaway!

My husband recently brought home the book Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker. I have to admit I was skeptical on whether I would actually be able to implement any of these “Amish secrets” this book was going to reveal. We aren’t … Continue reading

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Organizing Your Important Documents

Have you prepared for the inevitable? I’m over at Hillbilly Mom today discussing how to oranize all of your important documents: Do you know where all of your important documents are? Do you have a will? How about a Power … Continue reading

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Having a Baby Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s face it, having children can be expensive. Diapers, clothes, formula, toys…the list goes on and on. But I’m here to tell you that it is possible to have a baby without breaking the bank. We have a three year … Continue reading

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30 Signs that the Middle Class is Dying

While listening to The Survival Podcast, episode 817, I listened to the following video. This is a video from Freedomain Radio explaining the 30 signs that the middle class is dying. Scary stuff (and all the more reason to be … Continue reading

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The Money Saving Mom’s Budget – A Review and Giveaway

When I received an email from Crystal Paine that I was receiving an advance copy of her book, The Money Saving Mom’s Budget, to read and review I was thrilled! I’ve been reading Crystal’s blog, Money Saving Mom, since early 2009. … Continue reading

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Surviving the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank

The holidays are a joyous time of year, hopefully filled with lots of warmth, love and laughter. But for many of us the holidays are also a source of great financial stress. These last few weeks of the year are … Continue reading

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Preparing for an Economic Collapse

In yesterday’s post, Staggering Statistics on Our Economy, I listed some very alarming facts about the financial status of our country. Based on my research, I believe that we are in store for some very hard times ahead. I believe … Continue reading

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Staggering Statistics on Our Economy

There is little debate that our nation and our economy are struggling. While some believe we are on the rebound many of us are waiting for the other shoe to drop. I am one of those who believe things are … Continue reading

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Getting Your Finances In Order – A Written Budget

Nobody likes the word budget. Budgets are time-consuming, limiting and let’s face it, no fun! Often when you think of budgeting you think of what you can’t have, what you can’t afford. Who wants to be reminded of what they … Continue reading

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