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Claire the Afena Mom Blog

    Grilling on a Budget: A BBQ That Won't Break The Bank

    Jun 16, 2016
    One of my favorite parts of summer is cooking out on the grill. After a long day of playing, swimming, or gardening, it’s so relaxing to fire up the grill.
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    Tending to Your Financial Garden

    Jun 06, 2016
    I’ve spent the last few weeks working on the small garden beside our deck. At the beginning of May, this piece of land was the resting place of old fencing, a couple of tires, and some concrete blocks. So despite the fact that it’s currently a square piece of dirt, I feel like I’ve come a long way.
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    A Q. and A. with Claire

    May 31, 2016
    Budget, budget, budget. It’s become a mantra for me and my family. Because we’ve been so focused on our financial goals these past few years, I’ve become comfortable shopping within the confines of a budget.
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    Kids' Summer Fun on a Budget

    May 31, 2016
    The kids are out of school this week. The freedom, the sunshine, and the promise of endless hours of playing have my children bouncing around the house even more than usual.
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    Short on Time and Money? How Meal Planning Can Save You Hundreds (and Your Sanity!)

    May 15, 2016
    Despite the fact that Mother Nature can’t seem to decide whether it’s spring, summer, or still winter, all of the warm weather activities have started in Grant County. For my family, that means trips to the ballpark at least twice a week to watch the kids swing bats and chase after baseballs.
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    Rummage Sales With Mom

    May 08, 2016
    Another Mother’s Day has arrived, and I admit, I’m feeling pretty blessed today. Beautiful, healthy children and a loving husband are enough to swell a mom’s heart with gratitude.
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    Window Shopping for a New Car

    May 02, 2016
    I’m a big believer in making what you have last for as long as possible. That’s why you purchase for quality - you know it will save you money in the long run. But when it comes to vehicles, you’re likely going to find me looking at gently used options rather than new.
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    Come See Us this Wednesday at Marion Public Library!

    Apr 25, 2016
    You CAN reach your financial goals!
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