Archive for December, 2008

Goodbye 2008!

Posted by Madison on December 31, 2008

Another year comes to an end! I had a fantastic year and I hope you did too! Have fun tonight, and stay safe! I’m still on my “imaginary vacation,” and having a blast! I’ll be back next week week; until then, here are some of my favorite articles looking back at 2008 and getting ready […]

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2008: A Year in Review

Posted by Madison on December 30, 2008

With the year winding down, it’s always fun to look back and see all the things you have done during the year. It’s also a good way to make plans for the new year. Here’s a look back at 2008 for My Dollar Plan: January I caught an episode of a popular TV show and […]

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Donating Bodily Fluids for Cash

Posted by Madison on December 29, 2008

The following is a guest post from Tina at Frugal Sisters. Tina found that while she was paying off debts, she wasn’t getting anywhere fast. She has gotten serious about her finances, and is working hard to pay off debt and make better choices. If you’re looking for more ways to generate extra income check […]

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by Madison on December 25, 2008

Just a quick note to wish you a Merry Christmas! Since we traveled for Thanksgiving, we’re home for Christmas, which is nice! I’m planning to hit the after Christmas sales tomorrow to get some new Tree Trimmings and Holiday Decorations for next year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, […]

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My Imaginary Vacation and Holiday Cheer

Posted by Madison on December 24, 2008

I’m officially on vacation this week and next… although I’m not exactly sure what that looks like when you don’t have a 9-5 job anymore! Since preschool is on winter break, I decided that I will take some time off and not write for these two weeks. However, you’ll still see articles that I wrote […]

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Adventures in Digging

Posted by Madison on December 23, 2008

Remember back in August, when we had to Dig Up The Water Pipes at Our House? (And the fabulous picture Digging Out of Dirt of our front lawn). Well, we finally have a resolution. This was one of those adventures that my husband and I couldn’t have done better on our own. We each took […]

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$100 Cash Back Bonus from Discover

Posted by Madison on December 19, 2008

It’s Free Money Friday! Yippee. Over the course of time, I’ve even started to look forward to the Friday article myself, even though I already know what is coming! Right now, Discover Business Card is offering $100 a cash back bonus. Update: Discover announced that this promotion will expire on December 31, 2008. How to […]

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Holiday Shopping, Routing Numbers, and More!

Posted by Madison on December 17, 2008

I’m deep in the holiday spirit! Of course it helps that had some markdowns on some toys and games I wanted. I had a quick heart-to-heart with Santa and scored some great deals this weekend: Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera Fisher-Price Go Baby Go! Bounce & Spin Zebra Balderdash Game The best part was that […]

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37 Homemade Frugal Gift Ideas Under $20

Posted by Madison on December 16, 2008

Want to make a homemade gift to give this holiday season? Looking for ideas? You’ve come to the right place! Readers shared their best frugal gift ideas in the Holiday Giveaway. The ideas are terrific, and I’ve highlighted many of them below to give you some inspiration. If homemade isn’t what you are looking for, […]

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Simplify Your Holidays in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Madison on December 15, 2008

Photography iwishtheyweremine by Paul Keleher Is your December out of hand? Gift lists, parties, decorations, shopping…. I’m just as guilty, trying to squeeze in everything before the holidays. Let’s face it, adding stress to the holiday season doesn’t usually make it more fun. Today, let’s step back and assess what we have left to do. […]

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