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Getting Rid of Junk Using the Basement Technique

One of our goals with moving to our place is getting rid of our junk. When we put the townhouse up for sale, we followed the advice our real estate agent to remove the junk. We did a huge round of purging stuff. Throughout the showings we’d dump some boxes. With our tight schedule, it was a […]

Best DIY Guides to Fix Up Your Home

It’s been a busy few weeks for us. After resting from the big move, we’ve been working hard at making this house our home. While we’ve painted and decorated before, many of these repairs are new to us. As we work through this massive repairs and maintenance list, we picked up some books and resources […]

Monthly Goal Review and Preview: January / February 2016

I really wish I could come up with a better title, but considering how insane things have been with the move…..yeah I’m just happy I can function. It’s a new month, so it’s time to review my monthly goals from January and share my goals for February. January Goal Review Rather than come up with […]

Challenge Everything: Saving Big on Expenses

Simplifying our finances this year means we’re examining all of our expenses and seeing if: they are necessary we’re getting value from them if there is a better deal out there for us We’ve done a decent job keeping our expenses reasonable, but I think an occasional look would still be useful. Inspiration comes from J Money […]

How to Save Thousands of Dollars with Your Home

We’re another step closer to buying our house. We had our home, termite, and radon inspections done. I took a morning off to tag along and ask a ton of questions. Getting a home inspection is one of the smartest moves you can make when buying a place.  Let’s start with the finances. If your home inspector catches […]

What are Your Frugal Indulgences?

Even though our budget will be limited for a while as we move into the new house and tackle this last lingering debt off, we still like to have a bit of fun this year. Some people associate frugality and simplicity as deprivation. You’re not supposed to buy things or do anything that’s unproductive. To me, […]