Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 30 2013

Reevaluating Buying a Home

I think my “Buying a home with debt?” post hit a nerve with a lot of people, but through the comments I got a lot of different perspectives and it’s honestly made me reevaluate my own stance on buying a home. At any point, when it’s cheaper to own than to rent, then for sure …

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Jan 28 2013

Buying a house with debt?


I had dinner Friday night with a group of married friends, three couples of which are homeowners, and two of which are not (Eric and I included). One couple had recently purchased a house and they were talking about a financial course they were taking and how it stressed the importance of savings. This couple …

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Jan 25 2013

Focus on the Positive and Weekly Roundup

In my goal to be more positive, I’ll be doing occasional posts on things that make me happy, even if it’s really small. I can’t guarantee that it will be a weekly column, but I look forward to writing about good things and not just complaining all the time. Hey, I’m a girl… I’m thankful …

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Jan 23 2013

Beginner’s Guide to Going Green: A Year Later

When I first started this blog, I wrote a lot about how we wanted to go green.  We had a few setbacks in going green: At one point, we just had no extra money to devote to becoming a green family (ie, buying organic) It gets overwhelming thinking about all the changes you have to …

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Jan 16 2013

Do husbands and wives hold veto power?

*since it’s not coming across in the post based on the comments, I wanted to update to say that this post is 50% serious, 50% joke. make of that what you will : ) * I am on the verge, like seriously thisclose, to enacting my veto power. What is veto power? It means I …

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Jan 14 2013

Giveaway: One-year Magazine Subscription (9 winners!)

Here’s a great giveaway that you’ll have a pretty good chance of winning! Zinio offers thousands of top magazines from around the world.  You can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device to read wherever and whenever you like. Magazines are available for use on your iPad, iPhone, …

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