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Wasted Time Is Wasted Money

  The other night I had a Skype conversation with a blogger friend of mine (Laura) about my irrational fear of losing people I love.  All of my feelings came to surface after seeing the devasting report of the Rangers’ fan who died trying to catch a foul ball for his son. That news story really rocked the thin layer of control I usually have over my fear.  The conversation has stuck with me and has me holding my loved ones a little more closely than normal.  It has also got me thinking about how much time I waste worrying about death. This led me to think about how wasting time is like wasting money, or as many say, ” Time is money”.  For someone as frugal as I try to … Read entire article »

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Dating On A Dime-Taking Time for Dessert

  Thanks to Madame Deals and Living on Love and Cents for this weekly post. How long has it been since you and your “other half” were on a date? If you are like me you are sitting there trying to remember. Has it been that long? Seems like everyone is cutting back their spending and trying to save more. But it is so important that we continue some things like spending quality time with our significant … Read entire article »

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Ask an Accountant-IRA Rollovers

Ask an Accountant-IRA Rollovers

As we all know, it’s that dreaded time of the year-Tax time!  In honor of tax season, I have a new series called “Ask An Accountant”.  Send in your tax questions each week to momondeals@yahoo.com and I will post the question and give an answer from an experienced accountant. Question: How I want to handle my rollover..In 2010 I rolled over all the money from my  IRA (which started out as a 401K  )to a Roth IRA. … Read entire article »

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Girls Frugal Fun-Dinner Club

Thanks to A Frugal Chick for this post reminding us busy moms to take save space in our lives for adult time!   “Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”- Randolf G As life gets busier it is getting harder to find time to spend with my close girl friends. Kids, husbands, jobs and so many other things take precedence over just getting together and hanging out. Facebook, text messaging and e-mail make us feel like we know each other but there is no replacement for some good face time. So about 18 months ago a few girlfriends and I decided to begin a “Dinner Club”- taking one night a month to prioritize our relationships with each other and catch up on life. We meet at someone’s … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Filing Extensions

Ask An Accountant-Filing Extensions

As we all know, it’s that dreaded time of the year-Tax time!  In honor of tax season, I have a new series called “Ask An Accountant”.  Send in your tax questions each week to momondeals@yahoo.com and I will post the question and give an answer from an experienced accountant.  Question: I am way behind and know I will not have my stuff ready in time to file by the 15th.  What should I do? Answer: You will need to … Read entire article »

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March Madness With Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Up Bowls-#orville#couchcritics

March Madness With Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Up Bowls-#orville#couchcritics

As many of you know, my husband is an accountant and since it is tax season Chris and his office are a bit stressed as tax deadlines are closing in fast. I thought that a March Madness party would be the perfect “time out” for them!  What could be more relaxing than eating and watching basketball?  Using the Party Blu Prints, I planned a party for his office that was centered around basketball and Orville Redenbacher’s … Read entire article »

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Follow Me Friday-Twitter Week

Follow Me Friday-Twitter Week

Welcome to the NEW Follow Me Friday hosted by Living on Love and Cents, Madame Deals, Mom on Dealz, The Coupon Challenge, Luxury Living Frugal Style and Budget Savvy Diva. <a href=”http://www.livingonloveandcents.com/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp142/happygirlivy/followfridaybutton-1.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”Follow Friday” width=”150″ height=”150″ /></a> … Read entire article »

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Springtime Flowers

Springtime Flowers

Who doesn’t love the arrival of Spring?  We’ve all made it through a rough winter and are anxiously awaiting warmer temperatures and time outdoors.  There can be one problem though…allergies!  With the warm weather and beautiful blossoms, comes the dreaded pollen.  Although a lot of people love the look and smell of fresh flowers gracing a table top in their home, those flowers can cause sneezing fits for many.  There is a solution for this problem-silk flowers.  … Read entire article »

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New Car Seat Recommendations

New Car Seat Recommendations

I thought many of you may be interested in the new guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding car seats: Children should ride rear-facing to age 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat.  Children should use a booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8 and 12 years old. Children should ride in the rear of a vehicle until they are 13 years … Read entire article »

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Perfect Time to Purchase Wall Clocks

Perfect Time to Purchase Wall Clocks

Has everyone adjusted well with the Daylight Savings Time change?  While we all know that time changes are the perfect opportunity to change the batteries in our smoke detectors, have you ever thought its also a great time to buy  new wall clocks?  Spring is often a time of cleaning and rearranging the home and  a wall clock can be the perfect accent to spruce up a room! Whether your taste is for a small or oversized … Read entire article »

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Monday “Man” Savings

Monday “Man” Savings

Luxury Living Frugal Style has started new Monday post I wanted to bring to my male readers. Enjoy!Here at Luxury Living Frugal Style we believe that saving money is not just for the ladies, Men can coupon and save money too! Each Monday we will share a money saving tip just for men or a great deal that is out that is just for men! This week our Man Saves On Monday money saving tip is … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Home Business and Winning Giveaways

Ask An Accountant-Home Business and Winning Giveaways

As we all know, it’s that dreaded time of the year-Tax time!  In honor of tax season, I have a new series called “Ask An Accountant”.  Send in your tax questions each week to momondeals@yahoo.com and I will post the question and give an answer from an experienced accountant.  Question:  I keep hearing that as a person who enters giveaways you have to file taxes on the prizes that you win (no matter the value).  Is this … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant-Blogger Tax Questions

Ask An Accountant-Blogger Tax Questions

As we all know, it’s that dreaded time of the year-Tax time!  In honor of tax season, I have a new series called “Ask An Accountant”.  Send in your tax questions each week to momondeals@yahoo.com and I will post the question and give an answer from an experienced accountant.  Since I am a blogger and know how confusing tax time can be, I thought it would be appropriate to share some questions I have received from fellow … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant

Ask An Accountant

  As we all know, it’s that dreaded time of the year-Tax time!  In honor of tax season, I have a new series called “Ask An Accountant”.  Send in your tax questions and each week to momondeals@yahoo.com and I will post the question and give an answer from an experienced accountant.  Question: We recently bought a manufactured home in 2010 (une).  We have a mortgage on the house, and have a 30 year land lease for the land … Read entire article »

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Ask An Accountant

Ask An Accountant

As we all know, it’s that dreaded time of the year-Tax time!  In honor of tax season, I have a new series called “Ask An Accountant”.  Send in your tax questions and each week to momondeals@yahoo.com and I will post the question and give an answer from an experienced accountant.  Question: I am a social worker and my job requires my personal car and cell phone for work use.  I track my mileage and keep all gas … Read entire article »

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