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Conclusion-Operation WITHIMMG

It has now been 33 days of logging the extra things that I spend money on and looking back I am actually surprised. I honestly thought I never spent money on anything extra but after tallying it all up, my total for food,gas and my daughter’s birthday (which fell within the 30 days) came to [...]

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5 Frugal Things I Hate

I enjoy saving money and I adore finding ways to get what I want cheaper but there are certain frugal things that I can’t stand. Let me know if you agree… 1.  Cheap Gifts I’m all for saving money and not buying people extravagant gifts, especially when you can’t afford it. I can’t stand giving [...]

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Walmart Prepaid Cell Phones

Woohoo! Miss Bankrupt hearts Walmart even more than you thought. They just announced that Walmart will be selling prepaid cell phone service starting October 18, 2009. Okay, so yeah I had prepaid cell phone service years ago and it was a big pain in the arse. No one wants to worry about running out of [...]

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Symptoms: Cold vs. H1N1

I’m home from work for a couple days because my daughter has a fever. She had it last night and I’ve been keeping an eye on her and watching the symptoms. I realized today how much more a fever means than it used to, yet at the same time we have to be sure that [...]

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Columbus Day is My Favorite Holiday

Regardless of how you feel about Christopher Columbus’s discovery (or not) of the Americas, there is one thing you can’t deny. Columbus Day is the cheapest holiday that we, as Americans observe. And I mean cheapest national holiday. I’m fully aware of Be Bald and Free Day (October 14) and National Mincemeat Day (October 26) [...]

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6 Year Old Budget Buster

I just realized that I’ll probably be spending a chunk of change this weekend on my daughter’s 6th birthday. It’s Sunday, and in case you’re wonder why I’m just now mentioning it, it’s because I’m just now planning it. Yes, I’m definitely a last minute person and actually intended on having her first big party [...]

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The Tooth Fairy, Inflation and Lying

Saturday my daughter noticed that she had her first loose tooth. Needless to say, she was more than excited, mostly because she couldn’t wait to tell her teacher at school. I, on the other hand, was excited about the Tooth Fairy and I suddenly realized that I had no idea what the going rate for [...]

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Feeling Good for Free

I don’t know if it’s because it went from summer to winter in a week or if it’s because of just plain being broke, but I’ve fallen a bit into the doldrums in the last few days. Unfortunately, it does seem like the things that can pick you back up are either not good for [...]

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Cheap Home Manicure and Pedicure

I mentioned in an earlier post that manicures and pedicures were cut from my expenses because well, they’re expensive. This doesn’t mean that I chose jagged nails though, I just decided to do simple manicures and pedicures at home. Besides being able to sit at home in my pajamas, it saved me quite a bit [...]

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How to Save on the Phone Bill

I cancelled my land line a long time ago in order to save money and rely on my cell phone for all phone calls. It occurred to me, while sitting on the phone for 40 minutes with AT&T, my cell phone service provider, that if you’re not careful, a cell phone can cost you more [...]

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