This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

Greetings! Nothing says ‘on a budget’ like a $2 12-pack of ramen. We’ve launched a renewed savings initiative that entails working to control grocery and supply costs. It’s a top-three household expense, and the only expense that isn’t fixed. It only made sense to pick up some ramen for the launch of our savings campaign. …

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We were hit by the Target data breach. Hackers stole millions of credit and debit card numbers. They made off with encrypted personal identification numbers and things like our names, addresses, card expiration dates and the 3-digit code on the back of cards, according to a USA Today article. Those who shopped at Target Nov. …

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Hey hey. It’s Monday! Time for Monday morning $cash madness. In July I fired up a savings account and chose to do an auto-deduct to save 10 percent of our income. We didn’t have an emergency fund to weather a 30 day hospital stay for buddy boy. We’re trying to do better for the next …

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