Posts by Little House

You Get What You Pay For, Especially When It Comes to Hotels!

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You Get What You Pay For, Especially When It Comes to Hotels!

I'll admit that sometimes I'm just cheap, especially when it comes to hotels. First let me clarify that there is definitely a difference between being cheap and being frugal. Frugal means keeping the quality of a product or service in mind and opting for the best price while maintaining a certain standard.

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Update on my Goals for 3rd Quarter

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Update on my Goals for 3rd Quarter

So far, so good is all I can say at this point. My quarterly increments are working out quite well, even though I'm a bit behind on the savings portion of this quarter's plan.

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Free House Plans? Yes… FREE!

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Free House Plans? Yes… FREE!

Last year, I came across a website that offered free, small house plans, The Small House Catalog. The owners of the site at that time were building a quaint cottage called the Beekeeper's Bungalow. Well, they finished building their bungalow and it's now for sale in Washington.

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What My Housing Budget Will Get Me Right Now

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What My Housing Budget Will Get Me Right Now

I'm in a mad frenzy to save money and buy a home by late next fall. That gives me a little more than a year (14 - 16 months) to save up enough cash for a down payment. However, in Southern California, homes are crazy expensive! I've budgeted a reasonable amount for a "starter" home and am hoping to snag one for under $410,000.

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Tips for Delayed Spring Cleaning?

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Tips for Delayed Spring Cleaning?

I'll admit I really don't like to clean. Sure, I'll pick up after myself or wipe down a counter top, but when it comes to deep cleaning, I often procrastinate.

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