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I’m Thinking About Quitting my Job

Since November, three of my family members have been in and out of the hospital.  First my dad had hernia surgery and stayed at the hospital for a few days.  Then he developed complications once he was home so he went back for a second surgery to correct a hematoma.  Next, my mom developed diverticulitis and spent a few days in the hospital.  After she went home, she discovered that she had a very dangerous infection called “C. diff” and had to go back to the hospital for about a week.  While this all was going on, my sister had to have surgery for what they found to be a tumor on her ovary (she’ll be fine, thank goodness) and spent the night overnight at the hospital.  So that totals five separate hospital visits for three family members. My mom called yesterday, saying that my dad’s blood pressure was low and that his brother was taking him to the hospital.  Needless to say, they kept him overnight and today we found out he’s got about four things wrong with him […]

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m looking forward to a relaxing evening at home because somehow I GOT SICK. Waaaah. I know 2011 will be a better year than 2010. In November and December, both of my parents were in the hospital twice each and even my little sister had surgery and had to stay overnight. It’s not been a great year for them health-wise. It’s been so hard to be living in an area that’s not close enough that I can run home and take care of everyone. Financially, I think we were pretty successful and I’m happy with the way things are looking for us. I hope that 2011 is just as successful. I’ll be creating my 2011 goals this weekend when I hopefully feel a little better. I think in 2011 I’m going to share more about natural living on a budget. I have shared many money saving tips, and while they are definitely valuable, there’s only so many things you can do to save money. I’d also like to invite you more into my home and share […]

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Money is Worthless

Last Monday my father had a hernia operation.  While the surgery itself went well, afterward he experienced some bleeding and developed a hematoma in the incision site.  He has a blood clotting disorder (Protein S deficiency) and is on Coumadin and other drugs that probably contributed to the hematoma.  Last night he had surgery to help drain the blood and get him back on the road to recovery.  The whole day yesterday I spent worried sick about my dad.  The thought of losing him just shattered me.  I would have given all the money I had just to make sure he would be okay. Money is worthless.  Money can’t keep us warm, it can’t buy love, we can’t eat it to keep us nourished, and sometimes it causes more problems than anything else.  I think about saving money for the future.  I struggle with thinking I don’t have enough money for everything I’ll need in life, and I need to realize that’s okay.  Life is a journey, not a destination.  Money will come and go. I read something the other […]

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Ask Me Anything

Here’s your change to ask any burning question about me/my life that’s been on your mind. photo credit: andy.brandon50 Do you want to know my favorite food?  What’s my pet peeve?  Ask away.  I will do my best to answer all of your questions! Tweet

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It’s My Birthday!

Today is my birthday.  I turned 27 today!  It’s been a weird day because we were on vacation all last week and today was my first day back to work.  Boo! I’m taking the day off from blogging (well, I guess I already did-ha!). Tell me what you’d like to see improved about Ultimate Money Blog over the next year! Tweet

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Living in the Present

Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; but today is a gift, that’s why they call it the ‘present’. I know when you’re deep in debt, have massive savings goals, or even busy with life that it’s hard to remember to enjoy each day as it comes. I will be the first to admit that I am horrible about this. I’m always over planning, over thinking, and contemplating the next move without embracing every day that’s gifted to me. It’s easier said than done, though! How can you learn to live in the present? Here are some ideas: Stop dwelling on the negative When there’s something in your life that’s not going as well as you like it to, it’s easy to let that consume you. Whatever it may be, make a plan to resolve the issue and do the best you can. For example, you’ve gotten yourself in debt and now you’re clawing your way out of it. The first step is realizing you need to get out of debt. The second step is to make a budget and […]

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