Ask a Mom: Is it worth it to go back to work?

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Ask A Mom- is it worth it to go back into the work force? I debated whether I should return to the work force and I decided for my mental stability it is the best option. I really enjoy working. I am also doing it for the benefit of our family. The job market is very unstable currently and my husband’s company just “let go” some workers. They were asked to leave that day. We are unsure who is next so we need to have a plan in place.  I found a job working part-time earning enough to cover our ...

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Saving Money While Eating Out on Vacation

Travel season is in full swing. A big expense while traveling is food. Although eating out is enjoyable, it can put a strain on the vacation budget. There are ways to save on meals while traveling though. Pack snacks: With two young boys snacks and drinks are essential. Sometimes it may be a long wait for a meal. Having snacks handy will reduce the whining and save you money. My kids can't wait long to eat and if I don't have something with me, I will have to buy a snack. I pack several ...

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Chutzpah: Tell it like it is or not?

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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Saving on Car Insurance Premiums

Car insurance is a necessary expense. The way that I save on car insurance is getting it through the same company that supplies our life and home insurance. We get a discount from having all three policies with them. I have also used the same insurance company for 16 years which nets another discount. What are your tips for saving on insurance? Some Tips For Lowering Your Car Insurance Premium By: Mrs. Not Made of Money Car insurance is required in every state in the United States. While that ...

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Ask a Daughter and Wife: What Makes a good Dad?

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On this day we celebrate the men in our lives for being Fathers. When we think about the importance a Father has in a child's life it is immeasurable. I think one of my favorite memories of my husband was when he was on the phone with one of his friends and he has said, "being a Dad is the best thing I have ever done." The fact that my husband was on the phone in the first place was a miracle and the fact that he was explaining how much his kids meant to him was priceless. We often talk about ...

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Thrifty & Unique Wedding Gifts

This is the last of the Affordable Wedding series. If you are just joining us, I have written about Inexpensive Wedding Favors and Planning a Wedding on a Budget. Sara from Saving For Someday is guest posting today on Thrifty & Unique Wedding gifts. Summer is prime wedding season. It’s also a great opportunity to share your great frugal tips with the new bride and groom. Of course, a lovely wedding gift will be required but don’t overlook this as an opportunity for you to save and still ...

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Chutzpah: Its Raining Money

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 ...

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Make the Most of Your Leftovers

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Using leftovers is a great way to stretch your budget and to cut down on time in the kitchen. Connie comes up with recipes every week for us and she gives us excellent tips on stretching meals. Below you will find some additional tips for keeping leftovers from becoming boring. Tips and Tricks for Using Up Leftovers By: Mrs. Not Made of Money If you are trying to prepare meals on a budget, leftovers can be a blessing or a curse. Having leftovers can make it much easier to prepare the next ...

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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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