Category Archives: Finances

Guest post on Money-Saving Mom published

I’m on cloud nine at the moment! Crystal Paine of Money-Saving Mom fame, one of my favorite bloggers, has published my guest post, “8 Ways to Save Money on Your First Child.” Please drop by and leave a comment or two. It’s … Continue reading

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Why I wanted cloth diapers instead of disposables

It’s not the most romantic of conversations to have with your fiance. “Honey, when we get married and have children, I want to use cloth diapers.” Nevertheless, because I’m either extremely idealistic or a glutton for punishment (or maybe a … Continue reading

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6 ways to save money with store registries

Registries historically had a bad connotation when I was growing up. Family members often said things like, “How dare someone be so greedy that they actually tell people ahead of time what they want for their wedding/baby/birthday! They should be thankful that they … Continue reading

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How to bargain even if you hate it

I’ve mentioned before how much I dislike bargaining and haggling in any form. Well, a recent incident at a comfortable grocery story on a routine shopping trip showed me how much my outlook has changed … and I think a lot … Continue reading

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How to cut air travel costs to visit multicultural family

We’ve been making plans to visit some of our relatives who live outside the United States, but flying has been rather expensive lately. After lots of exhaustion and research, we’ve discovered some ways to cut costs and wanted to share … Continue reading

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How to find cheap ways to send money overseas

Fellow citizens of a multi-currency world, rejoice! I bring you tidings of great joy this Christmas season. It is possible to find cheap ways to send money overseas! Note: I am not being paid or financially compensated in any way … Continue reading

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Buying a house during a housing slump

Not sure how or why this happens, but my husband and I seem to be bucking trends lately. At a time when the housing market sinks to new lows (this MSN article cheerily concludes the slump is far worse than … Continue reading

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