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Andrea and Paul, Congratulations on your marriage! While it seems like you two love birds have been together forever, you ain’t seen nothing yet. I know you are excited about starting your lives together, as you should be, but I want to give you some advice for being young newlyweds. Don’t worry, this will be…

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Today, my lil’ man turns 5 years old. Just typing it makes me feel like I have been punched in the stomach! I can’t believe Andon turns 5 years old today. As we celebrate another year of his life, I had to stop and share this. He is the reason this all began. Yes, if…

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Photo Credit I was flipping through the Sunday paper (looking for the coupon inserts) when I came across the USA Weekend section. Boldly splayed across the cover was the headline “More Money.” The subtitle said, “It’s what we all want. And it’s what you’ll have, if you follow these 8 rules from personal finance guru…

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Today I have spent a large part of my day getting personal with our finances again. In January, I mentioned I was going to do some personal finance organization since Paul lost his job (and has since found another one, more on that to come). We did a lot of reviews and “what if” scenarios…

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Doing a full “state of the finances” was on our to-do list for 2012. We wanted to get into doing these on a regular basis since we have gotten off track from talking about the finances in full detail. We probably would have held our first couple’s meeting this weekend anyway. There’s no better time…

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I am in sprinkly NYC right now attending Save Up. An event coordinated by Savings.com for their DealPros. As part of the trip, Savings asked each DealPro to share their personal savings story. Last year, I went through great detail and shared our personal finance story. Sharing the ups and down, and debt and financial…

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Last week, we received a notice from our mortgage company regarding our loan. After reviewing our account, Wells Fargo noticed the escrow monies had been overpaid. We pay our escrow fees on a monthly basis. I know there are financial pros and cons in doing this, but it works for us to pay them monthly. …

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Photo Credit: Junior Partner When I finished up sharing in Focusing on Debt, I did leave it with how the circumstances kept us with the inevitable question of “Why us”? We were adjusting to a single income home, cutting our income in half essentially. We were continuing to work on our debt snowball. We were…

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Me holding Andon for the first time following his surgery (October 2007). Read our personal finance story here from the beginning. I officially started this blog months after learning this way of couponing. To stay accountable to saving, I tracked all of the receipts for every grocery purchase. During this time, we knew we had…

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