it’s not the amount of money that comes in

by Barb on November 26, 2014

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This post is part of a series based on Laine’s Home Economics: 50 Ways We Paid Off Our House on One Income. Previous posts in the series are listed at the end of this post.   Rather How It Goes Out That Counts How does our money go out? Does it go out to pay for […]

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