Category Archives: Frugality

Debt Reduction, Keto Update, et cetera

Countdown to Zero Debt I know I’ve mentioned that I’m the financial manager of the house. When I tell this to others, my husband usually pipes up and says, “Thank god, because it would be a disaster if I did … Continue reading

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Perennial Succulents and The Back Fence is DONE!

Oh, happy days, my loyal readers! I am pleased to finally announce that the back perimeter of our properties has been fully secured. D’Oh! But first, a little pie in face. We went out this morning, bright and early, and … Continue reading

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Fences, Electronics and LESS Debt!

I’m so looking forward to having our back fence done. We have made significant progress in the past two weeks – nearly all of the 4×4 posts, as well as most of the pickets, are in place. Today we rented … Continue reading

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Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize

It started with an email from Greenability magazine. “Save $3,000 on a 2018 Nissan Leaf if you are a KCP&L customer.” And that got my attention. I mean, heck, $3,000 is a LOT of money. So I did a little … Continue reading

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Bargain Hunting in the Kansas City Metro

Several years ago, I discovered the Dented Can Outlet. It was close, on Troost near Linwood, and I scored some amazing deals there. Sadly, they closed, and I’ve been pining for cool food bargains ever since. Well, I found one, … Continue reading

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Art and Privacy

A few years back we had several windows replaced in our house. The goal is to replace the rest of the windows (except for the stained glass window at the bottom of the stairs) with energy-efficient windows. And yes, I’ve … Continue reading

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

I’m a list-maker, a goal-setter, and the financial wizard of our little family. And boy oh boy, do I have plans for our properties, now four in total. They go something like this: Maintain and increase¬†a solid savings account for … Continue reading

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No State Sales Taxes on Energy Star through 4/25

Get it while the getting is good… I just purchased an upright Frigidaire freezer with free delivery and no state sales tax on Energy Star rated appliances. I saved a pretty penny on it and I’m looking forward to it … Continue reading

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Meanderings, Musings, and More

Hi There! Did you miss me? I missed me, believe me, I did. Three Plagues Upon My House It all began in the last days of 2017, the last healthy days before a season of sickness. Seriously, I got sick … Continue reading

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Financial Tip #2 – Get a Better Interest Rate With This Savings Account

Remember When… I remember back in the 80s when you could actually MAKE a decent interest rate on your savings account. Not that I had any money I could put into savings then. I was poorer than a church mouse … Continue reading

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