Monthly Archives: December 2012

16 Practical (and Impractical) Ways To Sell On Craigslist

He Said: This is nothing new, but when times get tough and you need the extra cash, it is time to start selling stuff.  The All-and-Powerful Dave Ramsey says to “..sell so much stuff the kids think they’re next!”  (Okay, I won’t … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Black Pants: Frugal Shopping

She Said: Sometimes you find frugal shopping and other times it finds you.  Typically in the past I would simply quickly shop for anything that we needed at the closet store handy.  And if I happen to have a coupon … Continue reading

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The Bah Humbug of this time of year

He Said: Well, its that time of the year again where, no matter how much you plan ahead for the holiday season, there are expenses that come up.  I put money into the budget starting in September for Christmas gifts, … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Grief Over Debt

She Said: As we had posted earlier, when we added up our traditional consumer type debt two years ago, it came to just over $102,000.  I remember that night – mainly because while trying to write things out by hand, … Continue reading

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The Big Reveal: Our Debt Total

He Said: Drum roll please….like we can afford a drum, a drummer or pay said drummer to do a roll.  But, we knew 2 years ago when we added all of our debt together, we had crossed the six figure … Continue reading

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Blogging Goals

She Said:   What do we hope to achieve from this blogging adventure?  Sure there is the obvious: accountability, sharing and learning from others, and public humiliation for what we are about to reveal about ourselves.  We can also provide … Continue reading

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About us

He Said: Here’s a little story about Jack and Diane.  Two American kids, doing the best they can.  But, a little more about us – we’re a happily married couple with a 10 year old and a 4 year old. … Continue reading

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