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  • What I learned, participating in an Indoor Garage Sale.

    Have you ever heard of an Indoor Garage Sale?..... Neither have I. It took a while to warm up to the idea but, after considering the concept, I decided to participate in one planned for our community. Our local Recreation Center advertised through the local newspaper, cable television, internet e-mails...
    Posted to Weblog by Lori Blatzheim on 04-02-2014
  • Online greeting cards are much less expensive than those sent by mail.

    I haven’t crossed the bridge yet and continue to send cards through the postal system. However, I have found a way to reduce the cost of the cards. Our family has been saving greeting cards for a number of years. I have reasons for doing this. Here are some: · Looking through old cards reminds us of...
    Posted to Weblog by Lori Blatzheim on 12-13-2013
  • Re: Has anyone moved to a more affordable area, but away from children?

    Yes, I did this a few years ago. I moved from cold, expensive greater Boston area to western North Carolina, where pace is life is slower, cost of living is much less, winters are much more pleasant, and summers last longer. I sold a house there and bought a house here. You mentioned that you rent now;...
    Posted to Forum by faraway on 12-07-2013
  • Your Retirement Questions Answered, Part II--If You're Forced to Retire

    "I'm making a fortune knitting Jayne's cunning hats for Etsy!" Your Retirement Questions Answered has returned! Today, we'll be answering the question posted by regular commenter frugal_fun: Well, this might not be the best topic, but a chapter might be about what the numbers look...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on 08-13-2013
  • Your Retirement Questions Answered, Part I

    Photo of the world's coolest retired couple courtesy of Alex Proimos I mentioned several weeks ago that I will be spending my May semi-hiatus from blogging doing research and writing a book about retirement. I also invited you all to pepper me with retirement questions that you've always been...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on 05-14-2013
  • An Opportunity, a (Sort Of) Hiatus, and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Retirement But Were Afraid to Ask

    Last month, I was contacted by an editor at a publishing company about the possibility of writing a book on retirement. Despite the fact that part of me wants to curl up in the fetal position under my desk, I've taken the gig and will officially be writing a 60,000 word opus on what people about...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on 04-24-2013
  • What do you consider the best way to save money?

    Hello Everyone, I am sitting here thinking about saving money. I am trying to figure out what is the best strategy for myself and the family. I am having a problem. There are so many ways to save that I find it hard to come up with just one. I think, one of my favorite ways is to have an emergency fund...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 03-29-2013
  • Nature creates a reason to explore

    Learn about the world, the whole world. Leave a fast moving society. Appreciate your outdoor environment. Welcome to Thrifty Living Today a special way of life for the Twenty-first Century. My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host. I once was a worker rushing about. My day required preparation, transportation...
    Posted to Weblog by Lori Blatzheim on 03-07-2013
  • Life Insurance

    Do you know how much life insurance you need? Watch this video from Bankrate and see if it can help you figure that out
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 02-13-2013
  • Get to know and understand your health insurance plan

    As I sit here, I am thinking of all the help and funds we have received from our health insurance plans for physician appointments, medical tests, surgeries and illness. Welcome to Thrifty Living Today, a special way of life for the Twenty-first Century. My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host....
    Posted to Weblog by Lori Blatzheim on 01-25-2013
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