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Banning the words “I Can’t Afford It”

Penny started her year with a New Year's Resolution to ban the words "I can't afford it" in her household. It made a big difference to the negative feelings she had about their money situation. I have asked Penny to do a guest post for me this…
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How do I make my house feel like home? Average Spent in Your First Year

Ever wonder about the cost of making your house a home? Let me show you the average spent annually, plus how to make a house a home on a budget. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average annual spending on various…
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Sometimes it is Easier to Preach than to Practice (Example with Money)

An example of how it is easier to preach than to practice when it comes to money (and specifically, with wanting to spend it. While still in debt). It is easier to preach than to practice...ever heard this phrase before? I've heard it over…
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17 Sneaky Supermarket Tricks to Get You To Spend More Money

Save your wallet by watching out for these 11 supermarket sales tricks. Learn the strategies supermarkets and grocery stores use to get you to spend more money. It’s happened to us all: we go to a store, or an online store, with a specific…

Frugal Confessions’ One-Year Anniversary

It has officially been one year today since Frugal Confessions stepped out on the scene at the Houston Chronicle. Spawned from when I was laid off in the summer of 2008 from a marketing research job in Florida and needed to cut my costs, Frugal…
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Brand Loyalty: Could Your Money be Spent Elsewhere?

As my readers know, I believe in stockpiling to save money. When products hit rock bottom prices, I am there with coupons in hand to purchase months or even a year’s worth. In fact, I have recently scored 4 bottles of Purex liquid detergent…