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Guest post–Money Talk: Kids Edition

The following is a guest post from my friend Mrs. C who blogs about life, food, running and creating a living legacy at Another Housewife. I’m honored to have her post here as she is my frugal mom idol. What this woman does with 4 kids, a husband and a small budget is amazing.Trial and Error. That is our method of parenting, including teaching our kids about money. I dream of raising financially savvy kids, […] Continue Reading…

Guest Post: What a Lamp Taught Me About Personal Finance

In a Daily Money Shot first, I’ve swapped posts with So Over Debt. I’m honored to have a guest post from So Over Debt, who writes about money matters as a single mom getting out of debt, and I’m thrilled to have a guest post over on her site. In fact, her site is one of the ones that prompted me to start blogging (you can either send her either thank you notes or hate mail. I’m […] Continue Reading…

Sometimes it’s OK to splurge

Today was payday in my house. Actually, it was one of the 2 “extra” paychecks we get each fiscal year. No bills get paid out of these paychecks. We use 24 out of our 26 paychecks, plus the majority of our second income, to pay bills and pay off debt. We’ve decided, together, that for these 2 “extra” paychecks, we let ourselves have a little breathing room. For these paychecks, we spend the money on […] Continue Reading…

Town for sale? I’m buying!

You may have seen this listing: Scenic, South Dakota That’s right. The whole town is for sale. For just under $800K. That’s less than the cost of a lot of houses. It’s less than the cost of paying Derek Jeter for a year. Heck, it’s less than the amount inherited from cousin Bertha! But is the town worth it? Would you buy it?In a dream world, I would. Who wouldn’t want to own her […] Continue Reading…

It takes one

Rob Base was wrong. It does not take two to make a thing go right. It only takes one.What the heck am I talking about? In order to clear that up, I’ll have to start with a personal philosophy that I have:      “Changing the entirely too daunting. So I aim to impact one person. Because if I’ve impacted one person, I’ve done my job.”To illustrate my philosophy, let’s talk about my cat. For as long as I […] Continue Reading…