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Financial Goals for 2009

Image courtesy of Beppie K Yes, it’s well into 2009, but here they finally are: 1) Make contributions to savings/debts before spending other money. I’m sure you’ve heard of the idea “Pay yourself first.” We haven’t been doing it! Last year, between my savings strategies, couponing, CVSing, etc. we were living under our income each …

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Monthly Grocery Budget

From the Poll-a-palooza (now closed–thank you for voting!), I see that many of you are interested in actual numbers. The grocery/household budget that my husband and I set at the beginning of 2008 is $600/month for two adults, a 5-year-old and twin 2-year-olds. I lump grocery and household together so I don’t have to dissect …

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