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What it takes to be a hot dog

I moved to Austin and two weeks later it was SXSW. * SXSW? Don't know what South by Southwest is? Also known as "South by" for those who don't want to finish saying the long name, it is a music festival, film festival, and interactive festival all wrapped up into a two-week experience that draws thousands to Austin every year. You can read about it on Wikipedia ...

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Tour of a Thrifty, Whimsical Home

My friends Molly and Patrick Lockwood are the epitome of thrift. They are Christian musicians who reside in Nashville. For the past four years they lived "in community" - in a large 2,500 square-foot house with anywhere from six to eleven total people. This economical way of living taught them many lessons about patience and kindness and cooperation. Fifteen ...

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Tips for selling your house

Want to know what it takes to sell your house the first day it goes on the market? Would it thrill you to get three offers on that first day? How would you feel if two of those offers were with cash? And if one of those cash offers said they would forego getting an inspection done on the house ... they wanted it that much? I wish I could tell you. Really, I wish I ...

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Buying a car with cash

I bought a car this week with cash. And it feels really good. I hesitated to write about this, because I don’t mean to brag. In fact, I bought the car five days ago and have been debating with myself about blogging or not. Please don’t think I’m trying to show off. All I want to do is share why I think saving up and buying a car with cash is better than ...

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I have Financial Peace

I believe Financial Peace University is one of the most important classes a church should offer to its congregation. It’s a nine-week video series taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey. He helps people set a budget, learn how to communicate about money with family, select insurance, investments, and more. Of course, teaching your people the good news about ...

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Don’t let pride get in the way: take your neighbor’s trash

People throw away usable things. Homeless people and young "freegans" have figured that out. They go dumpster diving. I've done that before... Nowadays I don't actually find the best supermarket dumpster and go out with friends at night to forage. My husband isn't into that. But last week I did notice a wooden bench on my neighbor's curb to be picked up by the ...

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Dogs are not cheap

The costs of pet ownership add up. The expenses vary widely from person to person, dog to dog, city to city. But in any case, owning an animal is not cheap. My dog has bronchitis. Did you even know dogs could catch that virus? It does not spread between humans and dogs, but it does spread from dog to dog. My husband and I found ourselves feeding him children’s ...

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Save money: the best deals are off the beaten path

When looking for home décor, refurbished furniture, and antiques, the best deals are found away from the beaten path. Perhaps that’s a no-brainer. But that money-saving tip came alive for me today. My sister-in-law is a photographer, and her clients love her for many reasons, one being that she owns great props for them to use in photos. Through facebook group ...

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Save money: check out movies from the library

Who would’ve thought you could get dvds and blu-rays from the library? When I got married and moved to Brownsville, Texas I was stunned with how many great blu-rays were available. Many of them were recently released, too! The movie shelves were at the front of the library. There was no missing it. I wondered if their great selection of digital content maybe said ...

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