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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Real Estate (Pipe?) Dream

Tweet For the past few days I have been struck by a serious case of real estate fever. I spent hours at night surfing around Trulia looking at houses in the $300K to $500K range. We are not buying, mind you, but if we were I’d imagine that would be a good range for us. […]

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Paying Debt vs. Saving Money

Tweet Mathematically, paying down debt and saving up money both require you to spend less than you make. The mechanics of paying off a $10,000 loan vs. saving $10,000 is the same – in both instances, you would have to have $10,000 left over after you have paid for all your necessary expenses. Motivation-wise, though, […]

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What One Night Costs at a Comedy Club

Tweet A few weekends ago CB and I went to see a show headlined by Edwin San Juan. It was my first time in a live comedy club, and it was a good time. But I also realized that it can be a really EXPENSIVE time. Cover charge: $20 / person. CB and I got […]

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My Advice to a Future Stay-At-Home Parent

Tweet A reader asked me what advice I would have if she wanted to stay home after she has children. The whole working-parent vs. non-wage-earning-but-still-working parent can be a touchy subject, and there is a potential for misunderstanding and hurt feelings on both side of the debate. But I think it’s GREAT that this reader […]

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Food Budget Inflation Rampant: Time to Wave the White Flag or Double Down and Try Harder?

Tweet In the Me vs. Food Spending competition, the statistics are currently thus: Food Spending 10, Me -3 Fighting a never-ending battle with food costs In November 2010, I spent $336 on Food & Dining ($185 groceries / $151 restaurants). In December 2010, I spent $297 ($78 groceries / $219 restaurants). In January 2011, I […]

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Welcome to New Sponsor: CareOne

Tweet Welcome to CareOne as a new blog sponsor! CareOne Debt Relief Services is a provider of debt consolidation and counseling, with over 4.5 million customers. For people who are looking for more lifestyle tips or advice, CareOne also has its own resident Debt Diva (aka Clarky Davis) who blogs about money management and frugality […]

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Because Valentine’s Day is Coming Up

Tweet And the economy is still struggling and dating isn’t free! My newest LendingTree blog post deals with age-old dilemma of dating while broke. I think I’ve found 5 dates that are generally reasonable, either for a first date or the 1,000th date. Because even though “sitting home watching TV online with my significant other” […]

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Huge bill for burst pipes in Northern Ireland schools

Tweet This is a sponsored guest post by HomeServe. As the dust settles after the recent cold snap, UK companies, government organizations and residents are counting the cost of the damage. From leaking and burst pipes to broken boilers and heating systems, it seems everyone has been affected in some way by the worst weather […]

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J Crew Lady Day Coat On Sale

Tweet Remember this post around the holidays? I was considering buying the J. Crew Double Cloth Lady Day Coat in Dark Plum. At that time, the coat was on sale for $238, $166 after discounts. After tax, it was $185. It’s a lovely coat, but I couldn’t get over the price tag. Then my size […]

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Cole Haan Air Talia Booties: Yay or Nay?

Tweet I’ve mentioned before that I don’t think I can afford to read style blogs. They tempt me into shopping for things that are great for my closet, but not so great for my wallet. Well, guess what I saw on Wardrobe Oxygen’s website? This beautiful pair of Cole Haan ankle boots staring in my […]

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