A Random Crumb #5: First Baby Mistake

First Baby MistakeEvery once in a while, the Crumb Saver household shares a snapshot of a recent crumb-saving (or wasting!) incident on A Random Crumb. This column is proof that, hey, we’re people just like you! Prepare for a little randomness, a little embarrassment, but hopefully mostly encouragement.  You’ll get a sneak peek at what we actually do to save (or NOT save) in real life, which is motivation to us to stay crumby (in the good way) and (hopefully) inspiration for you join in the crumb-saving action too!

What?! Your baby’s not even born yet, and you’re talking about your first baby mistake?

Yes, while our baby is still snuggled up nice and cozily inside of momma’s belly, we have indeed made what I consider a major snafu. In fact, it’s a mistake that will cost us quite a sum of money. [Read more…]

Thoughts On Retirement Accounts

Retirement AccountsHave you heard of the IRA? Or the 401(k)? Or what about the 403(b)? How about the Roth IRA?  SEP-IRA? It sounds like alphabet soup! I’m no expert in retirement accounts much less a tax expert, but since I’ve been asked a few times about them, today I’d like to share a few thoughts on the subject. I know I felt my eyes glaze over the first time I heard about these things too, so hopefully some of what I’ve learned along the way can help demystify the issue a little bit. The information here will be US-specific, so my apologies to our international readers! [Read more…]

There’s a Crumb in the Oven!

Crumb in the OvenSome of you may have been wondering why I’ve been doing all the writing on Saving the Crumbs lately and why you haven’t heard much from Deb.  Well, actually there’s a good reason for that…

…it’s because we are expecting our first baby!

We are in the second trimester and the baby is due this summer. Fortunately, the nausea is getting much better now so the mere mention of food no longer causes a hurried dash to the bathroom.

But I know what you’re thinking…

So I suppose we might as well address the elephant in the room. [Read more…]

The Easiest Vegetable to Grow in Your Garden

Easiest Vegetable to GrowSpring is here in Tennessee and I just planted my first crop of the growing season. It’s the same thing I planted first each of the past few growing seasons, and I think it just might stay the first every growing season from now on! It’s one of my absolute favorite vegetables to grow, and I’m here to tell you why. Get ready to fall in love with the Sugar Snap Pea!

So why do I love sugar snap peas so much? To put it simply, it’s one of the most perfect crops to grow. Let me explain my top reasons why: [Read more…]

Your Emotions and Your Money

Emotions and MoneyOne of the funny things about money is that even though it is a lifeless, emotionless medium, it is one of the most effective means to stir up human emotions. Wars have been fought, lives have been lost, relationships have been ruptured all because of money. It’s a powerful force indeed, and the vast majority of its power is in affecting our feelings.  How seldom though, do we take time to evaluate just how money pushes those emotional hot buttons.  I’d like to do just that today.

Here are four common emotions surrounding money that I’ve thought of and some examples of the crazy ways they affect us: [Read more…]

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