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Make sinking funds work for you – no matter how you’re paid

Photo by Jeff Belmonte Many of you have written me with this question – how do you budget for annual expenses when you don’t have a regular income, or when you don’t get paid monthly? Budgeting might seem a bit easier for us because my husband gets paid monthly – one paycheck to one monthly (read more…)

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Q&A Tuesday: Do you buy organic?

This topic has been on my mind with our second book for the book club, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, headed our way in a few weeks.  I’d love to hear your thoughts, particularly because most of you are not only the home managers of your family, but also because most of you make the everyday purchasing (read more…)

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Introducing: the Daily Docket’s little sister

Photo by J.B. Hill One of my unexpected surprises with this blog is the spread of my little old Daily Docket.  It makes my day that so many of you have written to tell me you use this simple tool to manage your day.  And it thrills me when you tell me in person, and (read more…)

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Weekend links :: finding 10 spare minutes

Photo by Bethany Shock of all shocks, I actually had a few spare minutes to read blogs this week. It was the first time in months. Seriously. Here were some of my finds: • Fix The Top 6 Causes of Clutter :: Real Simple on CNN, via Unclutterer • Tote Bag pattern :: J. Caroline (read more…)

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Know how to talk money

This giveaway has now closed. Photo by Wayne Silver Price earnings ratio.  Common market.  NASDAQ.  Do you know what these mean? They’re not important in everyday life with little ones.  When you’re up to your elbows in diapers, you rarely need to know the difference between a liquid and a zero-coupon CD.  Let’s be honest, (read more…)

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