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Making It in the Middle
budgeting, travel, cooking, parenting
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Cavtat, Croatia My husband’s maternal grandfather is from Croatia. He emigrated to Canada as a young man and settled there to raise his family. My mother-in-law went to Europe as a young college graduate, but… More ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 5:38 PM
Rockstar finance is THE directory of financial bloggers. 1,954 are officially registered. How many have a family focus and are trying to raise kids on a single income? Exactly seven. The field widens to 288… More ...
Posted: Oct 16 2018 @ 1:51 AM
Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash My husband and I have very different saving and investing outlooks. I’m an optimist on the American economy. I know the stock market dips and sometimes crashes, but I like… More ...
Posted: Oct 12 2018 @ 2:23 AM
So there’s no time like the present for making goals. Since I’m publicly stating these in October, perhaps I have a chance of achieving some of these before the end of the year!   Fully… More ...
Posted: Oct 09 2018 @ 1:57 AM
Väderöarna, SwedenPhoto by Ferhat Deniz Fors on Unsplash When you are in a relationship, travel hacking becomes a bit easier. Working as a team, you can evaluate your monthly spending potential and travel goals. That… More ...
Posted: Oct 05 2018 @ 1:52 AM
Cash – We have been saving up for a down payment on a new house. Unfortunately, we had a slab leak in our bathroom. We will be gutting both of our bathrooms this next quarter… More ...
Posted: Oct 02 2018 @ 5:03 AM
My lifesaver I’m a busy mom. I love pulling out a frozen meal when the afternoons are crazy and I’m more of a chauffer/tutor/nanny than cook. I’ve read articles where people set aside one day… More ...
Posted: Sep 28 2018 @ 1:59 AM
Syracuse, Italy I have a wonderful friend that is smart and frugal. She quit her full-time job when her first child was born and since then has added two more children to the mix.  We… More ...
Posted: Sep 25 2018 @ 2:35 AM
Groceries can quickly take over your budget as your family grows. One of my friends is the mother to five active boys. They go through a gallon of milk every day. Every morning she makes… More ...
Posted: Sep 21 2018 @ 2:14 AM
How can one street intersect so many lives? We moved to Phoenix in 2006 for my husband to start a new job. The future looked bright. We had an adorable little child. My husband’s salary… More ...
Posted: Sep 18 2018 @ 1:56 AM


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