Monthly Archives: September 2009

Helping Family Members

Recently in the personal finance blogosphere there have been some posts about helping family members financially, so I thought I’d share my own “helping family members” story. As I read through all these posts, of course I thought of my own family, and our current financial situation. We are not in a position to help anyone at this point in time, which makes it simple – I mean, we don’t have to feel any inclination or obligation to help anyone.… Read the rest

Cash System for Groceries Week 3

Week 3: Monday September 21 to Sunday September 27 Last week we borrowed from this week’s grocery budget and were left with $140.30 for the week. I was actually a little anxious sitting here entering the receipts, hoping we met our goal to stay under the budget amount.  Mr. A is the one buying the groceries and trying to stay under budget. I’m just reporting the facts. Here’s how we did: Whoo!!  We did really good staying under the $140!… Read the rest

Did You File An Extension For Your Income Taxes?

If you did file an extension, and if you haven’t already been working on getting your taxes prepared, you better get busy because your extension lasts only until October 15th.  Oh, I scared myself just for a minute there, I was hoping it was October, and not September. Whew. Anyway, I have worked on getting all of Mr. A’s information from 2008 into Quickbooks in the past few weeks. Curse the day I chose to use Simple Start; I’m sure… Read the rest

Avoid Swine Flu – Wash Your Hands!

If you watch or listen to the news, you’ll hear a lot about H1N1 aka Swine Flu, but you can do things to lower your chances of getting this or any seasonal influenza.  The main one, which your momma should have taught you, is to wash your hands! As I’m sure you know, there is a method to washing your hands correctly. The Center for Disease Control tells us how to wash our hands The Right Way: Wet your hands… Read the rest