Spending

Earlier in the year I saw where I could get three bags of coffee and a nice travel mug for $3 with no further obligation. It sounded like a good deal and I wanted to know if the Gevalia coffee was good.  It was an easy process to sign up online and my package was […]

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Is the NFL Elitist?

by Kay Lynn

I love professional football in general and the San Diego Chargers in particular.  Yesterday, our high definition television did me no good in trying to watch the action at Qualcomm Stadium. photo credit: Cliff_Baise NFL Blackout The Chargers failed to sell 95% of their tickets by the deadline Thursday so anyone within 75 miles could […]

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It’s no secret that I am a Starbucks fan.  It’s one of the luxuries in my budget. In  late 2009, the company added more bang to the Starbucks Rewards program including levels based on purchases. Last month, I finally hit 30 stars and I was elevated from Green to Gold.  What does that mean? I […]

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It took me a couple of weeks before I could share my latest financial blunder with you.  There is a lesson however and boy, have I learned it. The Situation My sister and her spouse invited Mr. Boomer and I join them for a week in Puerto Vallarta this October.  They have rented a condo and […]

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When drafting your zero-based budget (you have one, right?) you most likely included discretionary items.  These are the things you could cut out if push came to shove.  I know my budget isn’t as lean and mean as possible but believe including these extras, some might call them luxuries, help me follow the plan. Pedicure […]

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