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I mean, I’m overwhelmed kinda on a daily basis. The kiddos went back to school on Wednesday (the boys with their cousin, Schyler). I’m finishing up a few projects, and anticipating starting a few more. I finally have time to focus on the nitty gritty with our finances.

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Data excites me. I love to slice, dice, analyze and everything else to the data to find information. Sometimes in one of the iterations of analysis, there may be a huge “AHA” moment. I didn’t exactly have one of those moments this year as I looked at the 2010 Savings Results, but I was truly…

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It was confirmed that Andon would indeed need surgery and we were just wondering where the money would come from! That’s when the big idea, as in “The Big Idea” with Donny Deutsch came on and I learned a new way to “earn” money. This lady came on, her name was Teri, and she shared…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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