Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Creative Gift for College-Bound Grandchild

October 31st, 2012 14 Comments

Although my grandson is only three, I’m keeping this first tip handy for when he graduates from high school. POST-DATED GIFTING. When our grandchildren began graduating from high school and heading off to college, we wanted to give them money each month during their first year of college. So in their high school graduation card […]

Getting a Holiday Head Start

October 30th, 2012 19 Comments

If you are or ever have been plagued with consumer debt, I can nearly guarantee that revolving expenses related to Christmas have contributed greatly to that miserable situation. The problem? Procrastination. Face it, when it comes to Christmas, the longer you wait, the more you’ll spend. Everyone procrastinates in some area. Why do we do […]

The True Meaning of Frugality

October 29th, 2012 15 Comments

Frugal, thrifty. Those words repulsed me. Being thought of as cheap was to me the ultimate insult. I equated frugality with digging through dumpsters in search of food and who knows what else. To me cheap people skipped out without leaving a tip. They were slovenly in appearance, lacking dignity and self respect. Cheap people […]

Mary’s Big Remodel – Part 14

October 28th, 2012 6 Comments

I am jamming to get this update posted while it is still technically the weekend. Somewhere in the world is it still Sunday, I’m just sure of it. Last week you’ll remember I told you I’d been assured we’re over the messy part. Now, I will admit that “messy” can mean different things to different […]

Dinner’s Ready with Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches

October 26th, 2012 8 Comments

eMeals crockpot pulled pork comes together with just 5 minutes of prep and 8 ingredients. Throw the roast into the crockpot in the morning before leaving the house, and dinner’s ready when you walk in the door. The test kitchen staff at eMeals loved coming home to the aroma of slow cooked pork ready to […]