Category Archives: Finance Friday

the envelope system

(I’m awake, holding a falling back to sleep baby. She slept so awesome the past two nights when Mark put her down, and while she didn’t make a peep when I put her, asleep, in the crib for bedtime, she … Continue reading

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it adds up

Lately I’ve been thinking about how lots of little purchases add up to a lot of money. It’s obvious, of course, but easy to ignore. I was wondering yesterday how much I/we spend on soda each month. We don’t always … Continue reading

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thank goodness for health insurance

My Finance Friday posts are pretty lame. (Maybe it’s good that I forget my posting “schedule” quite often.) But you know what is not lame? This: What would’ve cost over $51,000 (probably more if Mary was uninsured, because then negotiating … Continue reading

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budget smudget

I was just on our old, terrible laptop, updating our net worth and inputting all our recent spending in my Google docs spreadsheet. (It’s been about a month since I’ve updated it!) But the old, terrible laptop was running too … Continue reading

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grown up decisions

Being a grown up can be fun. Making money, spending money. But deciding not to spend money is a very grown up decision. Mark and I had plans to redo our patio this summer. The concrete has been in poor … Continue reading

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frugal cloth diapering

(Mary, this morning, after her first time to wear a FuzziBunz. It lasted 12 hours no problem!) There are lot of good reasons to cloth diaper. The fact that it can be a frugal choice is just one. (I say … Continue reading

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emergency fund

Our AC officially went kaput. I don’t think it’s ever been very good at it’s job, but the other day we couldn’t get the house below 88 degrees. And the hot weather hasn’t even hit us yet. Luckily we had … Continue reading

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