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Hope you have a great weekend!  There are a lot of orchards around here but I don't think we'll make it this year.  Too busy.  Our weekend plans include me helping a friend paint her house and working. 

2 days, 23 hours ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup

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We already discussed our finances in the early days of our relationship.  We were both broke so we were always trying to figure out ways to keep our long-distance relationship afloat with our limited budgets.

4 days, 22 hours ago on How to Discuss Finances Early On in a Relationship

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Never heard of it!  I think that sounds awesome though.  I love new start-ups that disrupt everything!

5 days, 22 hours ago on Side Hustle Idea: Delivering with Deliv

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Yes, I suppose that my hobbies turn into work too.  I have never had a hobby that couldn't be profitable in some way. 

6 days, 23 hours ago on Do your Hobbies Become your Work?

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Oh, I agree 100%.  Looking like you know what you're talking about is half the battle =) 

1 week, 4 days ago on 4 Ways Confidence Increases Earning Potential

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I wish I could outsource more.  I am such a control freak!  For example, I would really like someone to come and clean my house BUT I am afraid they won't do it right.  I can just see myself re-cleaning everything once they leave and feeling resentful about it.  Ugh!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on 7 Things You Can Outsource to Save Time

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I love Republic Wireless, although I am not picky about what phone I have at all.  I just need something that works.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Republic Wireless or Walmart Family Mobile?

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I don't like "real life" shopping but I am occasionally tempted to pick things up online.  It usually isn't a huge problem for me though, so I don't stress about it.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on How to Resist Spending Temptation

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"For example, it is 100% acceptable to fill your free time with watching television, going to sporting events, and exercising."

I agree with this 100%!  I just don't think people "get" blogging very well unless they have tried it. 

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Should You Add Your Blog to LinkedIn?

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I wear the budgeting pants BUT my husband always knows what is going on.  We make the plans together- I just execute them.

1 month ago on Who Wears the Budgeting Pants in Your House?

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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.

1 month ago on Am I Being Frugal or Cheap?

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

1 month, 1 week 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!

1 month, 1 week 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 month, 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 month, 2 weeks 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!

1 month, 3 weeks 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!

1 month, 3 weeks 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.

1 month, 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!

2 months ago on The Fastest Way to Get Life Insurance

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

2 months ago on How to Make Money Entering Giveaways

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

2 months 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.

2 months, 1 week 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 =) 

2 months, 1 week 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! 

2 months, 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 =)

2 months, 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. 

2 months, 2 weeks 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.

2 months, 2 weeks 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!  =)

2 months, 2 weeks 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 =/

2 months, 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.

2 months, 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 =)

2 months, 3 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.

2 months, 3 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.

2 months, 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.

2 months, 4 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. 

3 months 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!

3 months 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.

3 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!

3 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.  =)

3 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.

3 months, 1 week ago on Should you Donate Money When you are in Debt?

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Thanks so much for the mention!

3 months, 1 week 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.

3 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!  =/

3 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! 

3 months, 2 weeks 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 =)

3 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!

3 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 =)

3 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!

3 months, 3 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!

3 months, 3 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 =/

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

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