Author Archives: Jack & Diane

Our New Blog Home

We are excited to share that our new blog home is up and running.  We moved from the free site of wordpress to a hosted site in order to have a little bit more creative control.  Plus Jack is all … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Miracle: How Consignment Shopping Saved Us Almost $500.00

She Said:  I am one of those people who ponder about the perfect gift for others and Christmas is my time to shine!  But once the kids came along, I discovered that quality and the thought of the gift were not appreciated … Continue reading

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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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