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March 2013

  • Weekly Wrap

    All Wrapped Up – March 30


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    This week Johnny took a second paternity leave of sorts. It’s given us a chance to take a slight breather and catch up on things, like replacing broken light bulbs and doing paint touch ups around the house. Lots of really fun stuff that you want to use PTO for…

  • Seriously, Taxes?

    Who Invited Taxes?


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    Well, we went and did it. We did our taxes. And by we, I mean Johnny. As we discussed in this post, we use TurboTax software as our tax filing weapon of choice. Normally, Johnny looks forward to doing our taxes. He even gets — dare I say — giddy…

  • How to Save: Food Budget

    Guest Post: Saving Money on Meals


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    It is an honor to be guest posting here at Our Freaking Budget! Let me introduce myself, I’m Sarah Jane Skaggs. I am one-half of the team at the frugal lifestyle blog Pretty Providence. I just graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies, my husband is finishing the final…

  • What If Wednesday

    What If Wednesday: Losing Your Job


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    In the What If Wednesday series, we transport to a hypothetical alternate-reality and watch life play out. And we do it on Wednesday, because alliteration. Close your eyes. Nope… that doesn’t work. Okay. Let’s start over. Kind of close your eyes, only until there’s a tiny slit for you to…