November 21, 2014

Lessons I’ve Learned from My Redneck Freezer

Oct29
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As I drive my mini van down our winding gravel drive, I am greeted by an old familiar friend.  He’s faithfully held some of my most “prized” positions; stored frozen goodies acquired from hours of dedicated grocery guru shopping, yet […]

It Just Doesn’t Matter What You Think…well, kind of…

Oct12
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Two years ago, I introduced you to my big ‘ole “Hunk O Junk.” While I thought that this blue beauty was a Good ‘enough Thing at the time, never in my wildest dreams would I have anticipated that we would […]

How Do You Handle Allowances for Your Children? Finances & Kids

Jan22
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“Mom, there’s just chores in our household that we should always do just because we are part of a family unit. We shouldn’t get any money for doing them. You’ve always offered us money for going above and beyond, but I guess we […]

5 Simple Ways to Refocus Our Finances for the New Year

Jan18
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(photo) As the new year rolled in, many blogs I read shared goals and resolutions for 2012. For many, the New Year brings a time of refreshment, refocusing and sweet new mercies of grace given by our Heavenly Father. Yet […]

Kids, Money and Kidworth

Dec17
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This past October, I spent 31 days brainstorming ways to balance beauty and the budget. Often we confuse the matter. We think that living a full, beautiful life necessitates having a large bank account, but often it’s about being smart […]

Women Who Rock It

Oct31
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Over the last few days, I’ve been sharing my thoughts on the spirit of entrepreneurship, especially as it relates to making money from home. For many of us, getting started is absolutely the hardest part. Finding something that you love […]

Mining for Nuggets of Gold

Oct30
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This past weekend, I’ve been spending time with women who are writing their own song, and making money from home. Some are accidental entrepreneurs, born out of a passion and love to share their gifts with others. Some are strategic […]

Why Do You Want to Make Money from Home?

Oct28
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Last year, my niece won her college’s entrepreneurship department’s “complete the sentence” competition by responding to the question WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEURIAL ROCK STAR? Her answer – short and sweet, yet packed with such deep wisdom: […]

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Creating Money Streams

Oct26

I grew up in a home of entrepreneurs. Yes, my dad and three brothers have always been their own bosses. In fact, I can’t ever remember a time when they weren’t knee deep in creating. As a little girl, I […]

Wicked, Wicked Wealth

Oct20
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Lately,  not a day that goes by where I don’t turn on the TV or radio and hear incredibly strong, opinionated views on wealth, debt, finances and then some. For a geeky personal finance kind of girl like me, I […]

What’s the Right Money Saving Choice?

Oct13
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As I glance around the conference room, gathered together are some of the most influential, money saving experts on the web. I’m spending a few days with my fellow Savings.com Deal Pros, learning, brainstorm, and sharing with each other in […]

5 Tips to Helping Children Learn the Value of Savings

Oct12
How should allowances be handled with children?

Since I frantically pack for a quick trip out of town and haven’t written my post for tomorrow, I thought I would share some short tips that were requested of me for an article. Short tips for “passing on saving […]

Money Talk is Sexy

Oct6

source Yesterday, I shared a bit about The Lies and Secret Life of Money, a touchy subject that I don’t necessarily enjoy writing about, but one which I thought was pertinent with this month’s topic. Since there are so many […]

The Lies and Secret Life of Money (31 Days)

Oct5
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Debunking the most recent money lie: You Must Go into Debt to Pay for College. How we’re saving and paying cash for school.“ The scent of fir and simmering cider filled the home with the sweet aroma of Christmas. The […]

Money is Amoral

Oct2
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Wars declared. Family members turned enemy. Murders committed. Lives taken. How’s that for a few encouraging words this Sunday, Day 2? Throughout history, the plethora of true life events tied to the desire for money rival any bestselling book or […]