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I’ve saved a lot of money, but that wasn’t why I did it [day 201]

I’m speaking tonight at Preston Trail Community Church, in the Financial Peace University class, about the “no retail” shopping challenge.  I didn’t start this to save money, but it did turn out to be a nice benefit.  Here’s a recap … Continue reading

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move it Ralph! this shelf is mine! love, Martha [day 182]

I had to shop yesterday for work, and I know now why I don’t shop.  Getting new stuff can be good, but the shopping process just isn’t fun.  I had to go to Home Depot, which is basically a toy … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 47 [self-awareness]

I was at a staff retreat all day today, so no time to think about shopping.  I did, however, do a behavioral style assessment through idynamx.com, and the results were quite interesting.  I really enjoyed this process, not only learning … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 6 & day 7 [materialism & a project for kids]

I’m back home from my trip to Mexico and back into my much too busy routine. I don’t have any shopping challenges to report, however I am uncomfortable with my very comfortable life. There is one thing I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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