My Big Birthday Splurge This Year – Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

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I’ve told y’all I’m planning a big FIVE-OH birthday party for myself, and I’ve continued to plunk $20 each month into my sinking fund in anticipation of this party.  In the meantime, I turned 48 a couple of months ago, and this year I did something I’ve never done before.

Since my husband and [CLICK TO CONTINUE...]

Eat Out, Eat In? Which Is Your Choice?

I’ve never been a big fan of eating out.  It’s typically not a frugal practice since it usually costs more to eat out – unless you’re comfortable eating off the dollar menu at your local fast food joint – and to be honest I found myself often disappointed in the quality of the food [CLICK TO CONTINUE...]

Wells Fargo Preferred Checking – My “New” “Free” Checking Account

I’ve enclosed the words new and free with quotation marks because this account is not actually new and while it does not have a monthly fee, it does require that I transfer at least $100 each month into my savings, so it’s not really free either.  Well, with regards to actual money it is [CLICK TO CONTINUE...]

Switching Checking Accounts – I Changed My Mind

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A couple of weeks ago I told you about how Wells Fargo is eliminating free checking accounts and how I planned to close my account and start with a different one.  I did not receive notice that this was happening until one day when I was doing my banking the teller let [CLICK TO CONTINUE...]

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