Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Cranberry, and Pecans

August 8, 2010

A vegan inspired “stuffing” for Thanksgiving (or anytime of the year). It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about mindful eating, sharing recipes, and pretending I can cook. Oh ya, pretending I can take food pictures, too. And if you are vegan – you’ll be happy to know this recipe is 100% vegan. This is my […]

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Frugal New Parents – What to Buy For a New Baby

August 5, 2010

Prospective and new parents often rush out to buy everything that a baby could possibly want or need even though this isn’t practical if you’re on a budget. Even if this isn’t the case for you, things that you buy still may not ever be used and can turn out to be a big waste […]

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How to Get a Free Home Energy Efficiency Audit to Cut Costs & Conserve Energy

July 29, 2010

I recently started looking into ways where I could find out if I was leaving any money on the table regarding my monthly heating and cooling bills. I don’t think that I pay a whole lot for electricity in the summer, but my gas bills in the winter can really be through the roof sometimes. […]

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Keeping your Pet Safe with Spot-on Flea & Tick Control

June 27, 2010

I tried so hard for it not to happen. And many years I have been successful, but I just couldn’t keep them away this time. The fleas are popping up around around house. DRATS! When you have a household furry friend there are many preventive measures you can take to keep the fleas away. The […]

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How to Control Emotional Spending

June 21, 2010

Emotional spending… we’ve all played victim to it when situations arise in our life. But how do recognize they symptoms before they happen and control the urge to spend? What is emotional spending? Emotional spending is when you buy something you don’t need, in some cases, don’t even really want. This happens because it improves […]

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How to Set Up a Spending Plan

June 17, 2010

The word budget feels like a four letter word to some. Just the thought of going through expenses and figuring out how get them all organized is overwhelming. Then there’s all the time involved. Most of us don’t have time to eat a proper lunch, much less figure out a budget.  Or maybe the idea […]

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Early Retirement Extreme Day 1: Finding a Place to Live

June 12, 2010

When you go to Las Vegas, do you pay for a nice luxurious suite or a minimalistic room with a bed & a sink? I opt for the latter {because we’re out partying 18 hours of the day ;)}. And it is this type of mentality we are going to use today in looking at […]

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Get Your Debt Under Control | Reduce your Variable Expenses

June 9, 2010

The best way to begin getting the debt under control is to reduce your monthly spending. We all know the tried and true adage, “Spend Less than you Earn”. But do you ever wonder where to begin? One simple solution, focus on reducing your variable expenses. Variable expenses include those that can be changed or […]

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