Ask a Victim of Phishing

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Ask a victim of Phishing- This week, coupled with lack of sleep, I became a victim of phishing just by going to my email box. I use Yahoo email for my personal email and it fell victim to someone who was phishing for information. This is what the people I spoke to think happened since I do not have any viruses on my Mac. Phishing is a term used when describing computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, ...

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Inexpensive Wedding Favors & Decorations

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I am so blessed to have a crafty and creative mom. My wedding certainly would not have been the same without her ideas and hard work. My mom ended up saving us a ton of money by coming up with creative but inexpensive favors and decorations. Even if you are not planning a wedding, you may be able to implement these ideas into party planning! Photo Covered Chocolates One idea for favors is to create a photo cover to go around a chocolate bar. Just before Valentines Day I started hunting for ...

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Tip for Saving on a Rental Car

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Rental cars are expensive. Yes, no matter how much I search rental cars come with a hefty fee. We are traveling soon and are in need of a rental car for 10 days. The last time we rented a car I was unprepared. I booked the car ahead of time online with the best deal I could find. We ended up paying $150 more when we picked up the car due to fees and insurance. This time I called my insurance company and asked them if they will cover my rental car. Sure enough, they do! My insurance company will ...

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Chutzpah: Who rules the throne?

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Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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How to Stick to Your Shopping List

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  Coupon shopping can be a lot of fun and addicting. I am often tempted to pick up extra items at the store when I see a good deal. I have learned that getting an item just because it is a "good deal" isn't good for the budget. Now I really think about the extra items I through in the cart- do I need it and will I use it are questions I ask. Today's Money Saving Monday tips are on sticking to your shopping list. Tips For Sticking To Your Shopping List By: Mrs. Not Made of Money It ...

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Ask A Multitasking Money Saving Mom of Three

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Ask a Multitasking Money Saving Mom of Three… How has your life changed? I decided that my sanity is expendable but making sure there was some normalcy for my children was not negotiable. The last couple of months have been challenging. I haven’t been able to be the mom I wanted to be to all of my children.  I had a lot of time to think while hanging in the hospital and I decided that my best is all I can expect. I decided I needed to multi-task and give up a couple of things. The first ...

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Planning a Wedding on a Budget

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It's wedding season! Some of you may be planning weddings yourself or have friends that are planning weddings. Did you know that you don't have to break the bank to plan a wedding? With some planning and doing some work yourself, you can have a nice wedding on a budget. My husband and I had an evening wedding with approximately 150 guests on a very tight budget. For the next few weeks I would like to share a few tips on how to plan a frugal wedding. Now if you are not planning a wedding, I hope ...

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Make the Most of Your Meals

Cooking dinner is sometimes stressful from a time and money standpoint. Below are a few tips to make your meals go further. This is a post that I wrote for Ideas That Spark. Ideas That Spark: Mom2Mom Stretch Your Family Meals By Renae Chiovaro for Ideas That Spark Cooking at home is the most economical way to feed your family. Here’s how to make the most of your time and money. Cook once, eat twice. That doesn’t mean you have to serve the same meal each night! Cook extra servings of the ...

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Chutzpah: Why do people say it is against the law?

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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Tips for Curbing Impulse Buying

Ahhh, impulse buying. Yes, I am guilty! I get a thrill from a deal and sometimes find it hard to pass up a sale. Just because something is a good deal, doesn't mean you need to buy it! I have to remind myself of this constantly. Below you will find some good tips to help curb impulse spending, since money does not grow on trees! How To Curb Your Impulse Spending by: Mrs. Not Made of Money Impulse spending can cause havoc to any well-developed budget. No matter how carefully you plan your ...

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