Wednesday, April 16, 2008


So I've been a total slacker blogger lately. Actually, it's because I've actually been GOING PLACES with the kids and been busy at home doing projects and our financial restoration! I am totally hooked on SEVERAL frugal and finance blogs that are already helping me make money and stretch my dollars further. So I've decided to share my learnings.......


OK, first off I am NOT a paid blogger (I don't make money for writing this stuff) so I'm free to share my real opinions.

We are working on building an emergency fund with 3 months worth of expenses in it. This is such a vital thing to do so that if the car breaks, Justin looses his job unexpectedly, an unexpected illness occurs, etc. we have CASH to use instead of having to use a credit card.
Justin and I opened an ORANGE SAVINGS ACCOUNT with ING DIRECT. They offer a TOTALLY FREE Savings account, no fees and you get 3% interest. This is a MUCH higher interest rate than we had going at our bank where we have our Checking account. We ALSO got $25 because we were referred by a friend. SO.... if you would like to research it for yourself and decide to open one... I can give you a referral code and we can both get some free money. You leave a comment with your email and I'll forward you a referral link.

Some blogs to get you started that I really recommend are:

Get Rich Slowly
Money Saving Mom
Thrifty Florida Mama

On the diabetes front... I have been slacking. I must admit. I am inserting a new CGMS sensor today in efforts to take this week and get back on track and in tighter control. I still haven't heard word from my insurance company on approval or denial of these supplies yet, but I'm still hoping for good news soon!

We have our JDRF walk coming next weekend. Pics will follow I'm sure! =)


~Suzanne~ said...

Yay! Welcome back! I guess kids take importance over blogs =;~)

Do you find the CGM makes you a little lazy? I am afraid that will happen when I get mine set up...and heck, some days I am lazy enough already!!

Donna said...

Oh, I wish the insurance company would let you know something. The waiting is the hardest part (courtesy of Tom Petty).

I hope you get an answer soon. Glad you're back. But I understand why you've been away a little while. Spend as much time as you can with your kids. They'll have great childhood memories that way.

~Suzanne~ said...

Thanks for your comment and response! I actually HAVE the CGMS in a box in my house, but have just not been put on it while I get "adjusted" to my updated pump. I am really excited to try it, though! What an amazing thing to have!

dae said...

Good luck for your walk! :) I'm sure you'll have a blast.

BTW, I've relocated my diabetes blog to

just thought you'd like to know!