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Surviving The Not So Frugal Prom

As frugal people, we can probably all agree that we cut back on some parts of our lives in order to be indulgent in other parts of our lives. Enter…The PromContinue reading “Surviving The Not So Frugal Prom”

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How to Slowly Cut the Cable Cord (Step-by-Step) and Save Hundreds of Dollars

If you want to cut the cable cord, join the club. We’ve had cable since the mid-1990s when we moved into our house. I can’t really remember how much it used to cost, but somewhere around 2011, my husband, Steve, decided we needed to do something about cable.  Continue reading “How to Slowly Cut the Cable Cord (Step-by-Step) and Save Hundreds of Dollars”

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How to Entertain in a Small House . . . and Survive

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A small cottage welcoming guests for the holidays. Photo: Courtesy of a must-read site — Tumbleweedhouses.com (click on photo to go to site)

Millions of people entertain in urban apartments without too much worry. In a city, it’s just accepted that you live in an apartment, and that it’s probably small. And years ago, didn’t most of our grandparents and parents entertain in their own small capes, ranch-style homes and bungalows without much fuss? So when did it become an embarrassment for us to invite people into a home that’s less than 2,000 square feet?  Continue reading “How to Entertain in a Small House . . . and Survive”

E-Reader & Kindle Users: Beware that Silent “Buy” Button

kindleI have a love/hate relationship with my Kindle. It saves me money, yet it can be dangerous to my budget. The book “sample” is a great free feature of the Kindle, but the not-so-free big, black “buy” button is going to do me in. Continue reading “E-Reader & Kindle Users: Beware that Silent “Buy” Button”

Appreciating the Summer Vacationland that Fairfield, Connecticut Offers

I took this photo at sunset at Jennings Beach at the end of June, on my daughter’s birthday. Gotta love that light! We are so lucky to live here!

We’ve been back for almost a week from our vacation on Outer Cape Cod.  While it was fantastic to go away to one of our favorite places on Earth, I also think about how lucky we’ve been and are to have the beaches of Fairfield to enjoy.  Continue reading “Appreciating the Summer Vacationland that Fairfield, Connecticut Offers”

Our Kids are Furious With Us Because We Cut Cable TV–Well, Too Bad!!

It was tough, but I bit the bullet and downgraded our cable service today. The kids did not take it well at all, but we are hoping this will benefit our family more than just monetarily.  Continue reading “Our Kids are Furious With Us Because We Cut Cable TV–Well, Too Bad!!”