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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #24-Oh No, You Didn’t

adopting puppies

Cute when they’re asleep!

I’ve been working a day a week on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation for almost a year. Nothing special about that, but if you know me at all, I am a huge sucker for stray dogs. There is an endless supply on the reservation. I have turned a blind eye for many months, but finally brought home two puppies who were wandering in the road yesterday.The call to my husband started this way,

“Please don’t divorce me, but….”

He knew right away I was bringing home a dog. He says I could buy a new car, take out a new mortgage, or buy any crazy purchase without that phrase, but if I’m asking him not to divorce me, it must mean a dog. He didn’t divorce me, and we are now fostering two adorable, but very naughty puppies. Never a dull moment.

There will be some great stuff coming up next week, including some awesome giveaways. Come back if you like free money!


Jeremy at Modest Money is celebrating his one year blogiversary. Go over and say Happy Birthday!


Yakezie Carnival at Faithful With a Few

Carnival of Money Reasons at The Ultimate Juggle

Guest Post

I had a guest post about, or all things, Rez dogs at Life By Pets.


Crappy jobs still seem to be popular with Credit Card Guide, You Only Do This Once, Modest Money, Luke 1428, Making Sense of Cents

I Heart Budgets was interested in Girl Scout cookies.

Fearless Men liked how to make more money.

Work Save Live and Life and My Finances liked learning about how to retire in ten years.

Frugal Rules, Money Smart Guides,and Club Thrifty enjoyed my transition to part time work.

Reformed spenders on a budget was popular with Reach Financial Independence, Monster Piggy Bank, and You Only Do This Once.

Canadian Budget Binder shares congrats on my 6 month blogiversary!

Funny Search Terms

if i wear glasses and my girlfriend doesn’t, what are the chances our baby will need glasses-Are you only dating 20/20 girls?

clark griswold inspired christmas decor-Getting a head start?

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working in a brothel blog– Don’t ever put brothel in any post title!

And my personal favorite…

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 20/20 Financial Posts of the Week

5 Easy Ways to Save Money Lost Due to the Payroll Tax Increase at Frugal Rules. Never throw away free money!

Unless you live in a hut on the Serengeti and plan on a home birth, you should read How Much Does it Cost to Have a Baby? at Monster Piggy Bank.

Overpriced Sunglasses at Sunglass Hut from Blue Collar Workman. I’m certainly not a fan.

Is the Conventional System to Create Wealth Rigged? at My Money Design. I think we all need to find out own way and not stick to the traditional system.

A Beginner’s Guide to a Minimalist Home from Tony at You only Do This Once as a guest post for Reach Financial Independence. I’m certainly no minimalist, but would love to be less cluttered.

3 Ways to Save Money (A Lot of Money!) at Money Smart Guides. The latte factor is great, but these are some serious money saving tips.

The Marriage Penalty and Itemizing Taxes at Evolving Personal Finance. Do you itemize?

69 Fantastic Ways to Make Money at Tacking Our Debt. Not only are you making money, you are doing it fantastically!

Conscious Spend: Visiting Nana in Tennessee at Frugal Portland. I really, really love sweet iced tea!

Why I Chose The Debt Avalanche Method to Pay My Debts by Grayson from Debt Roundup for Work Save Live.

Emigrating to Canada-Should I Rent Out My House? at Canadian Budget Binder. That would be a heck of a trip to fix the leaky toilet in the middle of the night.

I’ll Never Be a Frugal Blogger at Making Sense of Cents. Michelle makes so much extra money, she doesn’t have to be. That girl rocks it every month.

Everyone have a great weekend. Would you pick up puppies on the side of the road?

About Kim Parr

Kim Parr is a private practice optometrist, freelance writer, and personal financial blogger. You can follow her journey to 20/20 financial vision at Eyes on the Dollar.


  1. I still think those that live in a hut on the Serengeti should read my post 😉

    Thanks for the shout out Kim 🙂
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  2. Thanks for the mention! Looks like you’re doing an awesome job with the site by the way. Killer Alexa Rank! 🙂
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  3. Thank you for mentioning my guest post Kim. I appreciate it. I don’t know if I would be able to handle two puppies, but we do have two dogs at our home, but they are much older now. I do remember the old days when they would go around destroying everything!
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  4. Thanks for the mention….looking forward to the upcoming giveaways!
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  5. Thanks for the mention Kim! I’ll not share your dog story with my wife…I think we have enough “fun” going on here with three little ones. 😉 Have a great weekend Kim!
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  6. It would be hard for me to turn a blind eye as well even though we don’t want any more pets. Mrs. CBB hasn’t used the “Don’t divorce me but… (YET) haha but now I know there’s a catch…Have a lovely weekend mate. Mr.CBB
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  7. They look so cute! I want a dog too, but don’t think I would get one from the side of the road. Probably from a shelter or someone who doesn’t want them, the wandering ones have rabies here!
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    • Some of the dogs from Towaoc on the rez do have strange viral strains or mange. No rabies that I’ve heard of. I am keeping these away from my permanent dogs until I know they aren’t carrying something. They seem pretty good so far. I really think they were just dumped the day I picked them up. They were a little skinny and very dirty, but did not look like they’d been on their own for long.

  8. Thanks for the mention! Have a great weekend.
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  9. The dogs are so cute!!! Have a great weekend 🙂
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  10. We just adopted our third dog. Every on eof them have been awesome.
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  11. Perhaps if they were kittens! I would love a (one) dog, but alas my husband works for an airline, so we do get to travel (free airfare, standby, not fun) quite often. Our cat can be by himself, I do have a neighbor stop in for a visit. I enjoyed the other posts, my first time visiting your blog.

  12. Very very cute dogs! I think my wife has came close to bringing a few of these home too. That’s how we got our current cat and dog (and that’s enough for us).
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  13. Good for you for rescuing those dogs! It’s awesome they have a home now. And thanks for the mention too.
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  14. Oh my goodness, SO cute!!! I’m a sucker for dogs too, so I’m totally on your side here. Good thing hubby has a soft heart and agreed to take the cutie pies in. Now that we’ve got some land, we’re hoping to add a puppy to the mix here too. Have a great Sunday, Kim!
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  15. They’re so cute!! I have a huge soft spot for animals too. Good for you for fostering them. I fostered a 2wk old kitten a few years ago, had to syringe feed her and everything, so sad.
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    • That is really sad. I’m glad you were there. I get depressed sometimes for all the ones I can’t help, but should concentrate more on the ones I can.

  16. Kim, as always I thank you so much for the mention! Cute pups too!
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  17. OOOOHHHH! I want your dogs! However, after our last one had to be put down we swore we’d never go thru that kind of pain again – but I do sooooooooo miss having a canine or two around. Enjoy! They’re absolutely adorable.

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