On a Shoe String

The recession has been a really tough thing, but it has made me realize how much more other people have at stake than I do. My way of life is going to be much easier to maintain through the tough economic times ahead. Suddenly, I realized that living on a shoe string could be an adventure and not a horrible thing. It doesn’t have to be “uncool”. So, I decided to start writing about the things I’m doing and figure out ways to reduce my costs even more.

Grocery Shopping Strategies

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I would like to share some of the money-saving shopping strategies I use. I’ve never been a “coupon-clipper”, but I do have a few other tricks I use that keep our costs down quite a bit!

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Family Budgeting for Your Sanity

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Even with all the little things I do to save money and reduce costs, I felt like I just wasn’t making any head-way. Someone once told me that you could define insanity by doing the same things over and over …

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Freezer Cooking Part 2 – The Essentials

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I had hoped to have some recipes up here by now, but in the meantime I thought I would pass on some tips that I’ve learned about Freezer Cooking in the last couple of month.  So, here we go! The …

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Freezer Cooking!

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I haven’t kept up with my “On a Shoe String” blog in quite some time.  I apologize to everyone!  The last couple years of my life have been rather topsy turvy, but now that I’m getting a rhythm back I …

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Phones, Cell Phones & VOIP – Skype vs. Vonage

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Well now that we’ve discussed the roof over our heads, let’s talk about the necessary bills that are attached to living in it. One of the most long-standing items in every household is the humble telephone. As a society, we …

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The Roof Over Your Head

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I know that the cost of living is different everywhere, so bare with me here. I would like to take this moment to remind everyone that having a large house with a white picket fence is not the end all …

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A Shoe String Introduction

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I’ve done a lot of soul searching lately about my venture into the business world, the recession and the sacrifices that I have been making in order to keep a roof over my family’s head. The last year or so …

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