Would You Enjoy Working for $5 an Hour?

Over the years I've worked a lot of crummy jobs. I've worked a lot of low-paying jobs and jobs that paid all right but worked me to the bone. I've been undercompensated; I've done jobs that were above my pay grade because I would work for less than I was worth. And I wasn't happy, but I can honestly say that I'm happy now. I only make $5.00 an hour, and I am happier with that than ever before....more
tessadoghor If God leads you there, it doesn't matter how much money you are making.  I also ...more

How to Make the Most of Your Thrift Store Shopping

All of my friends know me well, so when I call and say, "Hey, you want to go out tomorrow?" they know that equates to giddily perusing though several thrift stores, hitting yard sales, or picking up stuff from Freecycle. Some decline unless I include lunch; others are as game as I am. ...more
Great post. One thing I notice around here (North Idaho) in warmer weather it best to hit the ...more

What to Do If Your Debit Card Gets Stolen

Recently my daughter realized her bank debit card had been compromised. She checked her account, as she does almost daily, and saw several charges she hadn't made —the first two being for just $1.00....more
RenaMcDaniel Thanks for leaving a comment, Rena! Sorry that you had this problem as well.  Sort ...more

How Not To Impress Your Potential Landlord

So...a few months back, the law suit for the accident finally got settled.  The payout was not huge, but it did allow us to pay off some bills, put some money away for education for the kids and retirement for us - and a little left over....more

The Internet Women Are Building

The internet is changing the way women interact with the world. It's opening up all kinds of new opportunities for us, both the terms of business, and in personal growth.Two things struck me the first time I went to a blogging conference....more
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Paying off Debt

I know when you are in debt, it can be difficult to face the numbers.  I know people who will not open their mail, who just throw their bills in a drawer where they cannot be seen. I have felt the pressure of debt, avoiding the numbers will not make it go away, or make you feel the burden any less.  I know what it is like to lay in bed thinking about your debt, wondering if you made a payment, thinking about extra fees.  You will find if you write it out and are at least aware of it you will feel better. I find if you will face the n...more

How to Make Your Own Maternity Jeans

Almost two years ago, I broke the zipper on a pair of my jeans (I've never done this before or since, happily), and I thought, "WHAT could you possibly do with a pair of jeans with a broken zipper?" And then I remembered that I'd made myself a pair of maternity jeans once upon a time, and this pair might be a chance for me to do it again, now that I knew a little better what I was doing. So I stashed them away for many many months until I was pregnant again....more
This is a very great idea! I will definitely keep this in mind in the future!! Great tutorial, ...more

Would You Enjoy Working for $5 an Hour?

Over the years I've worked a lot of crummy jobs. I've worked a lot of low-paying jobs and jobs that paid all right but worked me to the bone. I've been undercompensated; I've done jobs that were above my pay grade because I would work for less than I was worth. And I wasn't happy, but I can honestly say that I'm happy now. I only make $5.00 an hour, and I am happier with that than ever before....more
tessadoghor If God leads you there, it doesn't matter how much money you are making.  I also ...more

Holidays are Coming, Find Fresh & Thoughtful Gift Ideas

The Holidays are coming!Whether you enjoy them peacefully or go into the season kicking and screaming, it is time to start getting your ideas in place.For help in finding fresh and thoughtful gift ideas, come visit me at:http://makeitbakeitorbuyit.com/There are lots of ideas for all of those special people in your life and "token" gift ideas for co-workers, teachers and schools, and gift exchanges....more

How We Saved Over $1300 A Year on Our Cell Phone Bill

Okay, you guys. This is a HUUUUUGE thing for me. I did a happy dance. Multiple times. Here's why: We used to be paying $207 a month for our cell phones. Outrageous, right? I have been researching and coming up with ideas to cut down our bill, because there had to be a way to make it cheaper! And now.... our bill is $98 a month. Ahem, that's over $100 saved a month! Score. ...more

How to Make the Most of Your Thrift Store Shopping

All of my friends know me well, so when I call and say, "Hey, you want to go out tomorrow?" they know that equates to giddily perusing though several thrift stores, hitting yard sales, or picking up stuff from Freecycle. Some decline unless I include lunch; others are as game as I am. ...more
Great post. One thing I notice around here (North Idaho) in warmer weather it best to hit the ...more

How to Retire by 40 - Part 4

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Weekly Budget Check-In #3

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