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"Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold.
It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love.
It’s for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough…"

Friday, April 29, 2011

Save money, honey!



If you live in America, then you are well aware of the condition of our economy.
If you're like most average Americans, your wallet isn't looking as plump as you'd like it too.
If you'd like to learn how to add more "bank" to your bank, then read up!!!

The Frugal Navy Wife's blog was shared w/me by an e-mail from my FRG & I'm so glad they did! Click the link or her button posted above, to start $saving$ yourself some money! She event provides you with ways to learn this wonderful art of being frugal.

You see, my DF (dear fiancé) & I recently discovered TLC's new show "Extreme Couponing" (if you haven't watched it then you should consider adding it into your schedule!). We were immediately drawn to it when we saw that people were saving HUNDREDS of $$$ by using coupons! An example.... A woman had $638.24 worth of groceries & only paid $2.64!!! True story... I watched to total drop as each coupon was being scanned. It's like winning the lottery (in a sense) by working the system!

Do we have any extreme couponers out there?!! If so, what was your best shopping experience?! Feel free to brag!


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^ My DF & I are trying to become extreme couponers =P

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Listen to Uncle Sam


OPSEC.
You know what I'm talking about.... We should all learn it. We should all love it. I'll admit that I'm still no expert on it, but I follow the rules of common sense & "if you don't know if you should say it... just don't say it!" Have you ever encountered people saying all telling all? I understand the idea of filling friends & family in on what's going on, but sometimes you just need to be a little more wary. During deployment it's going to be tough not sharing my excitement of a homecoming countdown by posting updates such as "___ Days Until My Sailor Comes Home!!!" on my Facebook, but we gotta hold back ladies!! Don't forget that LOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS. I think it's even worse when I go to Facebook profiles of service members (who I'm not friends with) & find that their profile isn't exactly private & that they aren't exactly keeping their mouth shut.... =/

I've messaged a few people in the past reminding them about OPSEC when I saw something (whether it be a picture or post) that may be a little TMI. Much to my surprise, I've gotten very different responses. Some ladies thank me for catching it (ex. During "Operation Sweetheart" someone posted pics of their man's dog tags but forgot to hide his info on it which included his name, soc. sec #, etc..) However, I've also received a somewhat snappy reply from another girl.

What are you thoughts?
If it were me, I'd want someone to point out my mistake so that I could fix it. I feel like the defensive women just don't want to admit that they did in fact make a mistake. This isn't an issue about pride—it's about keeping the brave men & women serving our country safe at all times.