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Welcome Readers from Fred Brock’s Article in The New York Times!


Hi everyone stopping by from the New York Times Article by Fred Brock. I must say, it was an honor to speak to Mr. Brock. I read his book, Health Care on Less Than You Think, and it helped me tremendously since we didn’t have health insurance at the time.

Anyways, a few tidbits about my site:

1.) I post monthly where my money went, and share what we are doing to try to keep our spending down.

2.) I post monthly how much we make. We currently make around $36,000/year (because my husband is currently out of work), but I am always trying to bring in more income.

3.) I post almost every day and usually it is personal finance related.

4.) You can bookmark this site to keep updated, or if you have a feed reader you can Subcribe to my Full Feed. If you have an email address, you can also Subscribe via Email. Every day that I post you will receive one email with the posts that I wrote for that day.

5.) I love comments and I love the interaction I have with my readers. Don’t be shy, feel free to leave a comment or contact me at bloggingawaydebt [at] yahoo [dot] com.

As for where to start, here’s something I wrote that highlights my frugal posts of 2006.

My Top Frugal Posts of 2006

Thank you for stopping by, and feel free to stick around for a while 🙂


  • Reply Viriatha |

    Hi! How do you keep track of everything you spend? I’m always spending small amounts (I never take much cash out of the house, you can’t spend what stays at home.) and I’m finding I have trouble tracking it.

  • Reply Amy |

    I don’t know how I hadn’t run across your blog before. I have added it to my feed and I am going to add your decorating tips to my favorites that I list on Thursdays. Congrats on your NYT mention! That is amazing! I am sure it was quite the honor. Keep up the good work!!

  • Reply Tricia |

    mapgirl – thanks!

    Viriatha – I keep track of everything in Quicken. I try to avoid cash at all costs because it is so hard to keep track of.

    Amy – thanks!

    Danielle – I haven’t made near minimum wage for a few years now. However, my husband was making near minimum wage (minimum wage is $6.95/hr now in Michigan) with his old job before he “lost” it (basically his hours were cut in an effort to get him to quit which he did). If you wouldn’t mind pointing out where you read that, I’d appreciate it. I’d like to make sure it is clear.

  • Reply Danielle |

    On one post of yours that I read, you stated that you made minimum wage…
    Minimum wage for one worker, full time is just over 10K a year, not 36K. Is it different where you live, or was “minimum wage” just another word for “not much”?

So, what do you think ?