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I don't think that you're being cheap!  If you can do it yourself, then why not?  I would hate spending money to pay someone to do something like that.

14 hours, 14 minutes ago on Am I Being Frugal or Cheap?

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Track your spending!  That is the #1 step toward changing your ways. 

5 days, 14 hours ago on How Recovering Spenders Can Become Frugal

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I have trouble outsourcing as well.  I had a staff writer at one point, but that is all I have ever paid anyone to do.  I'm a control freak!

6 days, 12 hours ago on 5 (More) Things Every Blogger Struggles With

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I've definitely struggled with all of these at one time or another.  I finally decided to cut posting down to 3-4 times per week instead of 5 and that definitely helped me stay sane.

1 week ago on 5 Things Every Blogger Struggles With

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I couldn't sell an egg or let my husband sell his sperm either.  I don't want babies running around- I want all of my own babies!  =)

1 week, 4 days ago on How Far Would You Go to Pay Off Debt?

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My worst money mistake was financing a 25K car with zero down and a low wage job in my early 20s.  I did learn a lot from it so I suppose I wouldn't change anything!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Why It’s OK To Make Money Mistakes

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I'm a night owl but I have to work during the day because the kids are at school/daycare.  What I've been doing lately is working 8-3 then a few hours each night after the kids go to bed.  Sometimes I can be crazy productive during the 8-10pm hour!

2 weeks, 6 days ago on How to be Productive When You are a Night Owl

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I have never had a Discover card but I think they are obsessed with me!  I get mail from them at least 2-3 times a week.

3 weeks ago on Discover it vs Discover it Chrome – Which is Better?

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We got life insurance in our mid-20's then added more once we had kids.  I feel like we are adequately covered now and I'm glad to have it behind me!

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Fastest Way to Get Life Insurance

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This is awesome!  I never win anything because I never try =/

4 weeks ago on How to Make Money Entering Giveaways

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Thanks for the mention!  Hope you have a great weekend!!!

1 month ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup

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I love all of these ideas!  We are going on a cruise next week this New Orleans in September.  I actually like to go to Florida or the Caribbean during the fall too- warm water and off-season prices.

1 month ago on 5 Easy and Inexpensive Fall Getaways

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We paid the minimum on our loans for a while then got really sick of the payments.  IMO, paying a minimum payment on something for 10-15 years is demoralizing unless I can live in it =) 

1 month ago on Why You Should Pay the Minimum on Student Loans

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I hate professional sports, but some are worse than others.  Baseball is ridiculous- way too many games! 

1 month, 1 week ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup

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That is insane!  Another reason to go with a low-cost organization like Vanguard!  My accounts have the lowest fees out there and I'm glad they won't be chipping away at my retirement quite this much =)

1 month, 1 week ago on How to Stop Losing Money in your Retirement Account by Using FeeX

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Our two cars are paid off and still relatively new.  We will likely keep them until they start needing pricey repairs. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Are Old Cars With Expensive Repairs Worth It?

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I quit my job for a variety of reasons, but it wasn't really to "start a business" necessarily.  I already had one.  I just wanted the freedom to work on my own schedule and get away from the 9-5 grind.  I just put my daughter on the bus this morning and literally came inside to start working.  At my old job, I would never be able to put her on the bus and be waiting outside for the bus to drop her off.  That feeling is priceless.

1 month, 1 week ago on 4 (More) Reasons NOT to Quit your Job to Start a Business

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Great job using credit card rewards for wedding travel.  That's one way to make it affordable!  =)

1 month, 1 week ago on A Match Made in Heaven: Weddings and Travel Rewards

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Hope you have a good weekend! I will be busy catching up on work =/

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup

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We didn't start saving for retirement until our late 20's and I wish we would've started sooner.  I can't imagine how much more money we would have!  Oh well.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Retirement for Millennials: Get Started!

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I am amazed that you continue to keep your babies at home while you work.  Don't feel bad about hiring a helper.  I'd have those babies out the door to daycare so fast!  I cannot work with my kids here.  It simply does not happen.  They talk though, so perhaps that is the difference =)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on What Type of Help Are You Willing to Pay For?

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I love the concept of Lending Club!  I would definitely look into it if I needed a small business loan for some reason.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to get a Loan for a Small Business

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I try not to think about it too much because we are so far away from needing any money we have invested or retiring.  I just keep investing regularly and making the best decisions I can for us.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Is it Accurate to say the Stock Market Returns 10% on Average?

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I think a lot of those women would be better off getting a part-time job.  They end up spending 40 hours-per-week cutting coupons only to end up with 500 sports drinks and 45 bottles of shampoo.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Are Coupons Worth the Time?

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In a way, my business is just "self-employment."  However, we're working on the "business" side of things, slowly but surely. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 4 Reasons NOT to Quit your Job to Start a Business

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Your kitties are so cute!  We will be in Minnesota Friday-Monday the 26th-28th.  We are going to see Greg's parents new lake house.  It really is beautiful up there!

1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup

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These are all good tips!  A nice handwritten thank-you note never hurts either.

2 months ago on 4 Tips for a Successful Job Interview

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We have a "number" too and ours is usually around $30 or so.  I might spend a little more without his approval if I can't get ahold of him for some reason.  We never fight about money!

2 months ago on The One Simple Way to Avoid Money Arguments

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I would hire someone to cut and lay tile, but I would try everything else.  =)

2 months ago on How to Remodel your Bathroom on your Own (DIY)

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I agree that there is never a "perfect" time to donate money.  We donated money when we were still in consumer debt.  I think it's a personal decision.

2 months ago on Should you Donate Money When you are in Debt?

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Thanks so much for the mention!

2 months ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup

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I don't like to pay full price at all, but it happens sometimes.  Usually it's when I'm in a hurry or the kids need something and there is no time to shop around.

2 months, 1 week ago on When Does it Make Sense to Pay Full Price?

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I have never had a gas credit card or a Sunoco card.  Too busy chasing points and miles I guess!  =/

2 months, 1 week ago on Get Gas at Sunoco? Save Money With the Sunoco Credit Card

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I have also networked into several jobs.  Some good, some bad, but it certainly helps to know people! 

2 months, 1 week ago on How I Networked Into Almost Every Job I’ve Ever Had

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This all makes me feel so old!  I have so many VCR tapes too, and no VCR.  I wonder what is going to happen to every VHS tape on the planet =)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Top 10 Things Our Generation Will Be The Last to See

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My neighborhood has a little parade with the kids on Friday.  They all decorate their bikes and ride them from the north pool to the south pool.  I can't wait!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 Fun and Inexpensive July 4 Activities

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Happy birthday and Blogiversary!  That's cute that you met your wife on a mission trip =)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 20 Random Things about DC of Young Adult Money

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I admit that I am terrible at all of this.  I would be in rough shape if I ever had to look for a job again.  I have never updated my LinkedIn profile to include much of anything, and my resume is terribly out-of-date!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Job Search Check List

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Why does your wife want to be bald?  LOL

If Greg is able to leave his job, I want him to grow a giant beard.  He looks so hot with facial hair!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup

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I just have to force my way through it when I'm super busy.  I'm fortunate that I can send my kids to daycare from 9-5.  I don't always send them all day, but I sometimes need to.  I occasionally also work nights and weekends to meet deadlines =/

2 months, 3 weeks ago on 4 Steps to Manage Your Busy Work Life

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Sweet, D.C.!  I have never heard of this before but I like it! =)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Is “Virtual” Financial Planning the Future? iQuantifi Review

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I know several people who have cashed out their 401 for different reasons.  Believe it or not, people did it to pay for funerals all the time when I worked at the funeral home.  It always seems like a bad idea to me =/

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Should you cash out your 401k to pay off debt? [Free Calculator Download]

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I totally agree about in-laws.  I know so many (not mine) who cannot let their adult children grow up and make their own decisions.  It is a constant source of stress for a handful of people I know.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on 4 Big Money Issues For Couples to Settle Before Marriage

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Are the kids staying home while you work?  If so, you are much more dedicated than me!  My kids have to be gone from the house for me to get anything done.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on How to Streamline Your Side Hustle

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Hey, I like these! =)  I usually don't ask Greg for much at all.  He's an excellent father and is actually much more hands-on than I am.  All I want is his unconditional love!  =)

3 months ago on 5 Gifts for Your Frugal Wife

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Hope you have a great weekend!!!!!  Our good news from this week is that it's over and finally Friday.  Woot!

3 months ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup

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I agree with both of those!

I know a girl who blabs about how much she hates her job on Facebook all the time.  I can't help but think the wrong will person will see it and get her fired one day.  I know that has nothing to do with job interviews, but I think it's related!

I also agree that a nicely written note is an excellent gesture.

3 months ago on What You Should Do After a Job Interview

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Yep!  I hate it when Greg gets me flowers or cards.  It's such a waste of money.  The only exception is potted flowers.  That's totally different because they are expected to live a while!

3 months, 1 week ago on 5 Gifts That Will Tick Off Your Frugal Wife

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Deep cleaning is so important.  When we were looking at houses, I got very turned off by houses that were dirty.  It actually made it harder to see the positives of any house.

3 months, 1 week ago on 5 Ways to Make Sure Your House Sells Quick

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The cheapest thing for us is an all-inclusive resort/plane ride combo.  We can typically get our flights for free or almost-free and all-inclusives include everything else for one low price.

3 months, 1 week ago on What’s the Most Cost Effective Trip: Cruise, Road Trip, or Plane?

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