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Trash Service Cost Comparison for Denver Area

Trash Service Cost Comparison for Denver Area

I received a quarterly bill yesterday for trash pick up that irritated me.  Yes, all bills are pesky and aren’t something to look forward to, but the ones that are higher than expected are exceptionally annoying. Even more annoying is that I JUST price shopped trash last quarter and although it was slightly higher ~…More of this…

Sports Fees Punch a Hole in Family Wallet

Sports Fees Punch a Hole in Family Wallet

We all know that kids are expensive. First the hospital bills, then the diapers, clothes they outgrow before they wear them, and ultimately college funds.  Add into the budget that the little buggers expect to eat occasionally and they are budget busters for sure! Per this calculator, a family can expect to spend $500,000+ to raise…More of this…

Guest Post:  Stretching a Single Income for a Family of 9

Guest Post: Stretching a Single Income for a Family of 9

While I’m out of town, Caryn has graciously agreed to write a post for Mom in Management.  I won’t be here, but don’t let that stop you from commenting.  I’m sure Caryn would love it and I will respond to comments when I get back -promise! By Caryn Haluska I have to admit to being…More of this…

Do you have a holiday budget?

My email from Daily Worth today is all about tools for creating and sticking to a Holiday Budget.   This year I will need to be more strict about sticking to a budget due to our new house and my husband staying home.  Any thoughts on how you have successfully implemented one?  And what do you…More of this…

Balance your check book?

Do you balance your checkbook?  I don’t…  I remember my mom sitting at the coffee table paying bills and balancing her checkbook on (what seems like) a weekly basis.  She would agonize over being off by a penny… It never made sense to me to spend my time worrying about 1¢.  I have managed just fine…More of this…

How to Save $3,000 a Year

Drink WATER.   Yep, that’s pretty much the entire tip.  Want a little more explanation?  I recently joined the ranks of couponers and grocery stockpilers in an effort to reduce our monthly cash outflow.  It makes sense, buy things in bulk when they are at their lowest price – items with longer shelf lives anyway. I was…More of this…

How to Save Money

When you get a raise ~ let’s use 3% as an example – opt to put 1.5% into your direct deposit to a savings account.

You never had it to spend, so your spending habits and lifestyle haven’t adjusted to include it.

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Working mom of three amazing kids, living in Denver, Colorado. Doing my best to balance the responsibilities of my full time corporate job with raising my family, finding time to have fun, and working on becoming a better me. You'll find career tips, parenting wins and fails, funny stories, recipes, weight loss lows and highs, and the occasional random photo of one of our pets if you care to follow along with our journey.

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