Secure Your Savings: How to Get Odd Jobs in Retail Merchandising

Secure Your Savings: How to Get Odd Jobs in Retail Merchandising

Have you ever stared at the balance on a credit card and wished there was something you could do right now to get it paid off?  I know I have.

I can’t give you directions to a money tree (besides, if I find that puppy I’m keeping it to myself!).  But I can do the next best thing.  Let’s talk about retail merchandising and how the flexibility of this job might make it the right side hustle for you.

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Secure Your Savings: What To Do With That Tax Money

Secure Your Savings: What To Do With That Tax Money

Tax refund anticipation loans are a sign of how terrible we are at delaying gratification.  It’s possible that people experience a sudden emergency and need this once in their lives.  But more often, it creates an endless cycle of debt and is a symptom of always being behind on bills.

That’s exactly why I’ve pulled this challenge together.  I want you to prepare for life!  Pull together an emergency fund.  Build up a sinking fund.  Then dig out of debt and create a real life!  I don’t want to see anyone dependent on sharks that charge 36% interest after tacking on a $49.90 fee (source).

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Secure Your Savings: The Best Tips for Reducing Healthcare Costs

Secure Your Savings: The Best Tips for Reducing Healthcare Costs

In relief, I was finally able to sneak into the bathroom.  The baby was asleep, and my older boys (who were 2 and 3) were playing in their room.  But as I left the bathroom and turned the corner, my relief quickly turned into worry.  The sound my 2 year old was making didn’t sound natural.  Before I even entered their bedroom, I knew he was very hurt.

It turns out he had a broken arm.  The kind you know at a quick glance is unmistakably broken.  Plans were made, and we headed for the hospital.  He slept while I worried and tried not to be sick.

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The Best of Medium Sized Family 2016

The Best of Medium Sized Family 2016

The longer I blog, the more important it is to pay attention to the things that are working.  With that in mind, I wanted to know which of my posts were the most read in 2016.  After all, I need to write about the things that interest you the most!

In case you’re a little curious, too, here are some of the most read posts at Medium Sized Family of the year.

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 61

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week 61

The kids have been counting down the days to this wonderful day of the year.  As the number shrinks smaller and smaller, the excitement grows and grows.  And now here we are.  The last day of school before Christmas break!

I’m hoping to find some fun, frugal things to do on our days off of school.  Got any good suggestions?  We also have two birthdays to fit in before the end of the year.  It’s a busy time of year for this Medium Sized Family!

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Celebrating a Frugal Christmas in the #Yearofno

Celebrating a Frugal Christmas in the #Yearofno

Not long ago we watched an old home video of Christmas morning when our oldest child was just turning 2. It was adorable, of course, and I loved looking back at how simple our life was then. But the most striking thing was watching him enjoy his gifts.

Santa had brought several toys. But only one gift held his attention. His new basketball hoop. He picked up that ball over and over. “Basket! Basket!” I watched a younger version of myself show him the other toys he’d received, but none of them held his attention like that basketball.

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