Saving Money

Auto-renew – SUCH a Bad Idea!

This post was inspired by today’s real-life experience.  My last post was about my son Matt’s big mistake (90 days same as cash – NOT!).  This one is about my son Blake’s blooper.  You know – this guy!   Here he is showing off his new bleached blond ‘do for his first day of High […] Read more…

How Cut your Power Bill and Save Money

I am the leader of the local Green Team at my company.  We have designated teams like this at our major locations around the company to come up with ways to help the company be more socially responsible through recycling and other “Green” initiatives.  This week, we had our first ever Green team leadership conference in Charlotte, […] Read more…

Surviving on a Student Budget

Today, Stephanie is joining us as a guest poster.  I found her through my favorite blog The SITS girls where she was one of their daily guest posters and I invited her to give you the student’s perspective on budgeting.   I’m Stephanie, and I’m an Australian university student in my third year of a Bachelor […] Read more…

Blake leaving for Scout Jamboree

To Jamboree or Not to Jamboree?

I am having such a tough time making a decision.  So, I thought I’d take it to the blogosphere to get some perspective.  I have a chance to send my son to the National Scout Jamboree in 2013.  A lot of the other boys from our Troop are going to be going and they are […] Read more…

Law of Attraction – An Attitude of Gratitude

If you’ve known me for a while, you probably know that I am a big fan of The Secret and the Law of Attraction.  I have both the movie and the audio tape and I listen to them frequently, especially when things aren’t going the way I would like.  Over the years, I’ve had some pretty […] Read more…

Time to Refinance? Your Largest Money Saver

Got an Email from my Mortgage lady the other day. Apparently it’s time for another refi. Rates are down to between 4.25% to 4.5% and she has a streamlined refi deal that won’t even cost us any fees. Took me about 3 seconds to decide and I sent her a one word response – YES. […] Read more…

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