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: Game of Thrones Star Broke, Unemployment Rate Down, Deducting Cat Food on Taxes, Starting an Emergency Fund

The Irish Times posts about how over $32 trillion in anonymous funds were revealed in off-shore bank accounts, and by who. A number of high profile names were linked with offshore trusts and accounts, based mainly in the British Virgin … Continue reading

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Money Drain: $3,000 Lost by not having the correct auto insurance coverage

How I was scammed from my auto insurance policy Over the years I have always heard about how some insurance companies have scammed their customers in one way or another. Even though I have always been a smart shopper when … Continue reading

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Money Tip: Christmas and Taxes Don’t Have to Empty the Piggy Bank

My boyfriend Donald and I did our regular balancing of our accounts the other day. We are 30% to our goal of funds we have budgeted for the holidays this year. What? The Holidays? We just FINISHED the holiday season, … Continue reading

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