Estate Planning: Get Your Financial House in Order

If you were to pass away suddenly, do your loved ones know your final wishes? Perhaps they know the more morbid stuff, such as whether you want to be buried or cremated (personally, I’d love to be put out to sea on a funeral pyre on a Viking ship, a la Rocket Gilbraltar). But what […]

Declutter Your Life: Stuff vs. Memories

I woke up this morning with the strangest thought in my head — I had suddenly remembered I no longer had the unicorn music box I had gotten when I was 15 or 16. Yes, I was one of those girls, obsessed with unicorns, but that’s besides the point.

At what point I lost it, I […]

Quick-and-Dirty Yakezie Carnival: Girls’ Weekend Edition

I’m off to Atlantic City for a girls’ weekend, so the full Link Love breakdown will be posted tomorrow afternoon. To further celebrate ladies’ weekend, here are a few great posts from my fellow female Yakezie Challenge members:

“Math Class is Tough!” – My old excuse for debt at Stay-at-Home Mom CFO. No more excuses for poor financial decisions!

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Extreme Couponing: Do Some People Go Too Far?

I came across this article on WSJ.com, Hard Times Turn Couponing Into an Extreme Sport, which shows a picture of Erin Libranda of Texas, with her haul after she saved more than $1,000 at two supermarkets.

I’m all for getting free stuff. Things like toilet paper and paper towels can don’t spoil, unlike food. But sometimes, […]

Only Fools Rush In: Think Before You Buy

Most of the time, I consider myself to be very methodical and logical when it comes to planning out my purchases, especially big-ticket items or electronics. I scout retail websites to get a handle on what the going price is and then look for the cheapest price. I read professional and user reviews from a […]

Healthcare Reform Passes: Now What?

It’s official: The healthcare reform package touted by President Obama and most Democrats in Congress has passed. I have mixed emotions about this. In fact, I’m conflicted.

In the past few hours, I’ve seen just how polarized our country has become over this issue — there are arguments from every special interest group, every party, every […]

Saturday Link Love: Spring Is in the Air Edition

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It’s a beautiful first day of Spring here in the Northeast, and I’ve got a bit of an unintentional garden growing thanks to bulbs left in the soil from the previous owners. I’m not well-versed on my flowers, so […]

Fix-It Friday: Light Switches

Fix-It Friday is an occasional series that details the projects I’ve done around the house. Check out some past posts here and here.

Our still-new-to-us home is 60 years old — and that also means the electric is ALSO six decades old. So when one of the light switches stopped switching, I knew it was going […]

Identity Theft: Shredders, Unite

Have you or someone you know had their identity stolen? All it takes is tossing one credit card offer in the trash.

I know someone whose mom used to get the mail, take out the “real” mail, and throw out the junk. And that junk included credit card offers. She wouldn’t rip them up or shred […]

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