Holly at ClubThrifty
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Hope you have a good weekend! I will be busy catching up on work =/
12 hours, 39 minutes ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
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 day, 12 hours ago on Retirement for Millennials: Get Started!
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 =)
2 days, 12 hours ago on What Type of Help Are You Willing to Pay For?
I love the concept of Lending Club! I would definitely look into it if I needed a small business loan for some reason.
3 days, 12 hours ago on How to get a Loan for a Small Business
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 week, 1 day ago on Is it Accurate to say the Stock Market Returns 10% on Average?
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 week, 2 days ago on Are Coupons Worth the Time?
In a way, my business is just "self-employment." However, we're working on the "business" side of things, slowly but surely.
1 week, 4 days ago on 4 Reasons NOT to Quit your Job to Start a Business
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!
2 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
These are all good tips! A nice handwritten thank-you note never hurts either.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 4 Tips for a Successful Job Interview
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 weeks, 2 days ago on The One Simple Way to Avoid Money Arguments
I would hire someone to cut and lay tile, but I would try everything else. =)
2 weeks, 3 days ago on How to Remodel your Bathroom on your Own (DIY)
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 weeks, 4 days ago on Should you Donate Money When you are in Debt?
Thanks so much for the mention!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
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.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on When Does it Make Sense to Pay Full Price?
I have never had a gas credit card or a Sunoco card. Too busy chasing points and miles I guess! =/
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Get Gas at Sunoco? Save Money With the Sunoco Credit Card
I have also networked into several jobs. Some good, some bad, but it certainly helps to know people!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on How I Networked Into Almost Every Job I’ve Ever Had
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 =)
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Top 10 Things Our Generation Will Be The Last to See
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!
1 month ago on 5 Fun and Inexpensive July 4 Activities
Happy birthday and Blogiversary! That's cute that you met your wife on a mission trip =)
1 month ago on 20 Random Things about DC of Young Adult Money
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!
1 month ago on Job Search Check List
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!
1 month ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
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 =/
1 month ago on 4 Steps to Manage Your Busy Work Life
Sweet, D.C.! I have never heard of this before but I like it! =)
1 month, 1 week ago on Is “Virtual” Financial Planning the Future? iQuantifi Review
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 =/
1 month, 1 week ago on Should you cash out your 401k to pay off debt? [Free Calculator Download]
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.
1 month, 1 week ago on 4 Big Money Issues For Couples to Settle Before Marriage
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.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Streamline Your Side Hustle
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! =)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 5 Gifts for Your Frugal Wife
Hope you have a great weekend!!!!! Our good news from this week is that it's over and finally Friday. Woot!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
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.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on What You Should Do After a Job Interview
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!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 5 Gifts That Will Tick Off Your Frugal Wife
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.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 5 Ways to Make Sure Your House Sells Quick
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.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on What’s the Most Cost Effective Trip: Cruise, Road Trip, or Plane?
I agree with all of these. I have a family member going through a divorce and all of their money was entirely separate. In fact, they had entirely separate financial lives. It's no wonder that things turned out the way they did.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 3 Money Practices that Ruin Relationships
It is really hard for me to take a day off! I typically do not work on Saturdays but do work on Sunday afternoon/evening.
Thanks for the mention and I hope you have a great weekend!!!
2 months ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
Our old plan expires on December 1st and we are signing up for a healthcare sharing ministry instead of traditional insurance. Wish us luck!
2 months ago on How to Get Health Insurance when the Exchanges are Closed
I became a solopreneur last Spring and have enjoyed it for the most part. Honestly, I feel like I was made to work by myself. I don't play all that well with others, and I have always liked to do things my own way.
2 months ago on What it Means to be a Solopreneur
I feel like everyone where I live suffers from Affluenza in some way. I probably did in the past, but not anymore.
2 months ago on The Cure for Affluenza
I really don't think people realize just how important soft skills are these days. I've had old employers tell me that soft skills are a million times more important than other skills because they generally cannot be taught.
2 months, 1 week ago on 5 Things Young Professionals Should be Doing (But Probably Aren’t)
I do a monthly zero-sum budget and that's generally when I look things over. And yes, it does make me feel accomplished.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Benefits of Spring Cleaning Your Finances
Happy Friday! Thanks for the mention!!!!!!! The last time I interviewed for a job was 7 or 8 years ago. I hope I never have to again =)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
Once I sold a new shirt with tags on ebay and the buyer wanted their money back because it had a hole in it. The thing was, they wouldn't send me a picture. They also threatened to leave bad feedback if I didn't refund their money promptly. Long story short- I was out the money and the shirt, plus the $ I paid for shipping.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 Tips for Selling on eBay
This is great, Cat!!! I'm trying to teach my kiddos the same lessons by being a good money role model. I hope that they listen!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 4 Lessons I’m Teaching My Kids About Money
The biggest savings comes for us when we force ourselves to eat the food we have when our monthly grocery budget runs dry. Sure, we have to come up with some creative meals sometimes, but it helps us cut down on waste!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 Steps to Save Money on Groceries
I know someone who left a good job for a higher-paying job, then realized that she would only have 10 PTO days after it was already too late. Needless to say, that's crazy! I feel bad that she didn't do her research ahead of time. It's all about the total package.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 7 Reasons to Turn Down a Higher-Paying Job Offer
I agree with simplybex below. The grass isn't always greener- Make sure that you understand what you're really getting into! My husband left a great job for a terrible one last year, and it took a while to recover from that. I'm glad he did it now, and we're better off for it, but I wish we would've thought things through.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 3 Questions to Answer Before Making a Job Change
We are going to Vegas in ten days....and our trip was almost free! Our flights were paid for with Southwest points and we're only paying $87 per night for our hotel. We could've stayed free with hotel points from the many programs I belong to, but I didn't want to waste them in Vegas when I could stay somewhere so dang cheap.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on How to go to Vegas for Cheap – or even Free
My husband's loans were on the standard repayment plan until we finally killed them a few years ago. I am so glad that's over with! =)
3 months, 1 week ago on Which Student Loan Repayment Plan Is Right For You?
I think the wedding industry would be great (or awful, maybe?) to get into! I think I would make a great wedding planner because I'm a perfectionist!
3 months, 1 week ago on 4 Industries Perfect for Side Hustles
We have two rental properties and I tell people that it is *usually* passive income. The work comes when someone moves out and the house has to be ready to rent again. We currently have some seriously long-term renters so we haven't had to do that for a while.
3 months, 1 week ago on How I Plan on Fast-Tracking Financial Independence
Yet anther reminder that I haven't finished filling out my LinkedIn profile- thanks!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Getting Started On LinkedIn Part 2