Author Archives: Crystal Groves

About Crystal Groves

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

Money in the News: Money and Health, Saving on Food, Manage Multiple Debts, Social Security Disability Depleting? posts about 5 ways paying off debt can help you live longer. According to statistics released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, four of the five top causes of death in America — heart disease, stroke, cancer and … Continue reading

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Money Drain: $90 Lost by Forgetting About an Auto-Renewal

In college I frequented several book stores like Barnes and Nobles. I thought to save money I would agree to a membership to one of these book stores because I was always looking at books and music. After a time … Continue reading

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Money Tip and Guest Post: Time to Cut the Fat. How you can save over 80 cents a pound by cutting your own meat

This is an article written by a good friend of mine, Tim.  As long as I’ve known him he’s been sort of a meat and cheese connoisseur, and he’s always looking for ways to save money on bulk meat purchases. … Continue reading

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