Money Stories

Many times when people ask me what I do, I get mixed responses when I explain that I’m a stay-at-home mom. Some people are a little put off by it (which is totally fine), while others look at me as if I have stumbled upon this lucky coin in life. “I wish I could stay at home […]

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My husband finally has a “real” job. He’s no longer an adjunct; he has a full-time job at a school that seems to like that he prioritizes students and learning. With that full-time job comes benefits — and it’s amazing how much they’re affecting our financial life. As we enjoy the benefits of having benefits, […]

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In early 2012, my garbage company offered me a deal: commit to them for two years, and in return, they wouldn’t raise my rates. Prices are always increasing, so I thought it would be smart to agree. I found my latest garbage bill in the mailbox this week, and it was higher than I remembered. […]

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Earlier this summer, I fell in love with a foreclosure in my area. It seemed like the perfect investment property; it was in a good area, had good bones, and just needed some basic cosmetic work — like replacing the carpet, stripping the wallpaper, and painting. After stumbling upon the house, I drove past it […]

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Earlier this year, I renewed my Costco executive membership. On top of the $55 annual cost for basic Costco membership, it cost an extra $55 and offered 2% cash back on all my purchases. I had the following goals in mind: Go to Costco for products I’d normally buy at the supermarket Don’t spend more […]

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One of the bits of luck that accompanied my family on our recent cross-country move was that we sold our house quickly. In fact, it was under contract before we even listed it. However, selling your home quickly isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be; sometimes it means taking a loss. Here’s what you […]

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