Holly at ClubThrifty
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My #1 tip is to start a blog so people can find you. My #2 tip is to be easy to work with. I know a lot of editors who prefer to deal with me instead of other people because I respond to emails promptly and do things to make their lives easier.
4 days, 10 hours ago on How to Get Started in Freelance Writing
Life and health insurance, right? I can't remember, but I think they had a problem with health insurance too. They couldn't afford the treatments that he needed and they were hundreds of thousands of dollars. He didn't want to leave his family with all that debt.
5 days, 10 hours ago on You Won’t Believe What the Show Breaking Bad is Actually About
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.
1 week, 1 day ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
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.
1 week, 3 days ago on How to Discuss Finances Early On in a Relationship
Never heard of it! I think that sounds awesome though. I love new start-ups that disrupt everything!
1 week, 4 days ago on Side Hustle Idea: Delivering with Deliv
Yes, I suppose that my hobbies turn into work too. I have never had a hobby that couldn't be profitable in some way.
1 week, 5 days ago on Do your Hobbies Become your Work?
Oh, I agree 100%. Looking like you know what you're talking about is half the battle =)
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 4 Ways Confidence Increases Earning Potential
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!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on 7 Things You Can Outsource to Save Time
I love Republic Wireless, although I am not picky about what phone I have at all. I just need something that works.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Republic Wireless or Walmart Family Mobile?
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.
1 month ago on How to Resist Spending Temptation
"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.
1 month ago on Should You Add Your Blog to LinkedIn?
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, 1 week ago on Who Wears the Budgeting Pants in Your House?
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, 1 week ago on Am I Being Frugal or Cheap?
Track your spending! That is the #1 step toward changing your ways.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How Recovering Spenders Can Become Frugal
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, 2 weeks ago on 5 (More) Things Every Blogger Struggles With
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, 2 weeks ago on 5 Things Every Blogger Struggles With
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, 3 weeks ago on How Far Would You Go to Pay Off Debt?
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, 4 weeks ago on Why It’s OK To Make Money Mistakes
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 months ago on How to be Productive When You are a Night Owl
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.
2 months ago on Discover it vs Discover it Chrome for Students – Which is Better?
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, 1 week ago on The Fastest Way to Get Life Insurance
This is awesome! I never win anything because I never try =/
2 months, 1 week ago on How to Make Money Entering Giveaways
Thanks for the mention! Hope you have a great weekend!!!
2 months, 1 week ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
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
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, 2 weeks ago on Why You Should Pay the Minimum on Student Loans
I hate professional sports, but some are worse than others. Baseball is ridiculous- way too many games!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
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, 2 weeks ago on How to Stop Losing Money in your Retirement Account by Using FeeX
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?
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, 3 weeks ago on 4 (More) Reasons NOT to Quit your Job to Start a Business
Great job using credit card rewards for wedding travel. That's one way to make it affordable! =)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on A Match Made in Heaven: Weddings and Travel Rewards
Hope you have a good weekend! I will be busy catching up on work =/
2 months, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 4 weeks 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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!
3 months, 1 week ago on The Weekly Quick Hits Roundup
These are all good tips! A nice handwritten thank-you note never hurts either.
3 months, 1 week 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!
3 months, 1 week 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. =)
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 1 week ago on Should you Donate Money When you are in Debt?
Thanks so much for the mention!
3 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks 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 months, 2 weeks 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 =)
3 months, 3 weeks 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!
3 months, 3 weeks 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 =)
3 months, 3 weeks 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!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Job Search Check List