May 2009

Dr. House Hands Out Free Money and Hope at the Carnivals

I love creating these wacky title! It’s one of the best parts of my week (I do realize what that says about my week.) This week, I’ve got three carnivals to share, and away we go. The Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by Free Money Finance. In addition to my post about first-time homebuyer panic, I also recommend Moolanomy’s analysis of whether or not you should pay off your mortgage early. The Festival of…
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How to Cope with a Spouse or Child’s Hospitalization

As I mentioned earlier, my husband was scheduled for surgery last week (hence my absence from the blog.) Even though we were pretty prepared, it’s been quite the learning experience nonetheless. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way. Warn Colleagues Ahead of Time Obviously this tip is only if you know your spouse or child is scheduled for hospitalization. I kept my team members, bosses, and…
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Seven Steps to a Frugal Holiday Open House

Most people have several holiday parties to attend in the month before Christmas, which makes it difficult for anyone to attend one single party for several hours. However, that can work to your advantage. Let your guests off the hook by hosting a holiday open house. Not only is it fun and less work, but you can save loads of cash without looking cheap. When your guests are…
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