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MOVED! Part Two

It only took me a week, but I finally learned how to install a subscribe box over at In the process, I’ve learned more than I thought existed about child themes, search engine optimization, and plugins.

I’ve only just begun to realize how much more I have to learn!

As I continue to learn more about blogging and get ready to unveil one of the three big projects I’ve been working on, I haven’t been posting too regularly. I’ve decided to post on Tuesday and Thursday at for the next few weeks so that there’s a predictable posting schedule. And I can always post more if I’m so inclined!

I hope to see you over at soon!



My lovely husband pointed out my complete ignorance of the ways of the internet last night. He said that I need to TELL people that I’ve moved my blog to it’s very own website, owned by me even.

WISERPERCENT! Address is actually wiserpercent (dot) com.

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Around the Web: Back to School

I am officially the parent of a school-attending child.

That’s weird. J started his second year of preschool today and since it’s in a public Montessori school, he’s mixed in with kindergartners as well as 3-year olds. Last year felt like a warm up, but this year feels very real.

Here are a few articles that caught my eye this week…


Study Finds Americans Own 2.28 Vehicles Per Household @ Auto Spies: I was a little shocked that the largest category is households with three or more cars.

How To Be A One-Car Family @ The Dollar Stretcher: I always think it’s fun to read other people’s experiences, and in this article, many people wrote in to answer a question about someone thinking of becoming a one-car family.

Inside Look: Samantha’s Money @ Budgets Are Sexy: Nice to see how others spend and save and where priorities are.

Pizza Dough @ Vegan Dad: Jason, and J & P from mimicking their father, is a pizza-holic. All kinds, and he enjoys making it with the kids, too. Bonus: f I put it on the meal plan, I don’t have to make dinner. This sounds like a good dough recipe.

Cheesy Bread Will Cure What Ails Ye @ Anger Burger: I love this blog. And I must be craving carbs.

Around the Web: Coffee Shop

I’m writing this morning at a coffee shop. It’s certainly not a frugal thing to do, but sometimes it helps me to get out of my house. The dirty laundry, dirty dishes, wilting plants, unmade bed, and unweeded garden can be very, very distracting. As can the contractor, whose randomly starting and stopping pounding, table saw, and air compressor certainly make for a lively environment in my house.

I’m only in town for 3+ days this weekend before I leave for another week, and I’m trying to cram a lot of activities into that time. Hopefully, I’ll get to that list of household stuff, but right now, some quiet work time is more important.

Here are some good articles that caught my eye this week:

Coping With Unplanned Medical Expenses @getrichslowly: Jason’s company doesn’t offer an FSA, so we set aside a set amount each month into an account that we use only for medical expenses. Any surprise expenses that surpass what we have saved come out of our emergency fund.

The Ultimate Cloth vs. Disposable Diaper Calculator Y’all know I love a good calculator!

Would you rather save for your child’s future in a piggy bank or a real bank? @cleverdude: This reminds me of my dad telling me about going through his dad’s clothes and other items after he died. Apparently, he and my grandma had to be very careful to check every nook and cranny of an item before they donated it.

How am I paying off $109,000 in credit card debt? @enemy of debt: I’ve always wondered how debt reduction programs work. Looks like the first few months would be a little scary, but that this program in particular seems to be working.