November 2007

Compare Democratic Presidential Candidates on the Issues

So far, voters in six states have had their say on the 2008 presidential candidates, but there are some big votes coming. Super Tuesday is just eleven days away, and that could crown the nominees on both sides. No matter where you stand on the issues, it’s important to find the right candidate for you and vote accordingly. I won’t say whom I support; I will simply urge…
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How Much Money Should You Keep in One Bank?

How Much Money Should you have in your Savings Account? Now that you’re confident your accounts under $100,000 are safe and you don’t need to pull your money out of the bank, you might be wondering how much money you should have in your savings account? Then check out the list below. Keep Less than the Maximum Insured Amount Personally, I wouldn’t keep anywhere near $100,000 in cash anywhere,…
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Six Ideas for a Frugal Family Game Night

I love a family game night. I come from a very competitive family, so we can be a bit hardcore in our games, but you can have a peaceful family game night, too. If you play with games you already own and enjoy affordable snack food at home, it can be much cheaper than a family trip to the movies or even an outing to a mini-golf park…
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Have You Tried Groupon?

If you have a Google reader RSS feed or spend any time online, you’ve probably seen the ads for Groupon (the one with the photo of those gorgeous cookies!) I finally signed up for it a few months ago and took advantage of my first groupon about three weeks ago. How Groupon Works Groupon makes a deal with a local store (or sometimes a national store/service) to present a…
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Why You Need to Save for Gaps in Disability Pay

Before my husband went on disability, we stopped spending money in order to increase our savings. We’ve found that our spending has actually been much lower while he’s been out of work, but we also had a few unexpected events develop where the savings has come in handy. Delays in Disability Pay The first issue is delays in processing disability pay. We were prepared for it to take up…
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June Debt Reduction Progress

After making such great progress in May, we took a break from debt reduction in June. We were hoping to get one more debt paid off, but it was not to be. That said, we will be able to pay off one more debt in July and will get back on track. My husband also added up all the debts included my goal and discovered it’s a hare over $35,000,…
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That Makes Me Stabby: Advertising on License Plates

You’ve probably all heard the news that a California legislator submitted a bill that would allow the state to place digital ads on California license plates. The law has not passed and, given the stupidity of it, I doubt it will. Nevertheless, the whole idea makes me stabby. We Don’t Need More Advertising Seriously, we don’t need more advertising. I pass enough billboards on my way home. I don’t…
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