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  1. A few ideas..

    by , 08-15-2008 at 12:04 AM
    Okay, so I had shredded lettuce salad for lunch. I had to go out and buy some Balsamic vineggrete salad dressing (total cost plus tax = $1.80) I'm sure I could have found a coupon for it, but I went to buy it on my lunch hour.

    Dinner was....Tacos! Dh has been requesting them for a week now. So, I rearranged the meal plan and I was able to use more shredded lettuce on the tacos. So, lunch tomorrow should finish up the opened bags of lettuce. I will bring the unopened bag to ...
  2. Shredded Lettuce and Jewelry

    by , 08-13-2008 at 10:08 PM
    Okay, I bought that shredded lettuce for work. I bought 3 bags thinking that I didn't want to run out. Well, after dumping 2 bags in a bowl, I thought that was more than enough. I was right, I have 2 and 1/2 bags of salad left! Also, I bought 3 boxes of taco shells and only used 1. So I overbought. I guess we'll be eating shredded lettuce salads for dinner and lunches this week. Now, I need some more salad dressing. The only bottle I have expired 2 months ago. I didn't really want to eat ...
  3. Tiredness and Overspending

    by , 08-13-2008 at 09:41 PM
    Yes, folks, I think there is a connection between tiredness and overspending.

    When I am tired in the gorcery store, I will grab the first things I see, and will not bother to comparison shop.

    When I am tired on the way home from work, I am way more vulnerable to the take out food version of dinner.

    When I am tired at the mall, I do what I call stupid shopiing, which is sort of mindless, the kind of shopping that by the time you get the stuff home you ...
  4. Wants vs. Needs

    by , 08-13-2008 at 09:53 AM (C@rol's Blog)
    How to Distinguish Between the Two
    By Erin Huffstetler

    Need - something you have to have
    Want - something you would like to have

    The difference between a need and a want is pretty simple -- until you set yourself loose in a store. Double chocolate chip ice cream? It's a food, so mark it as a need. That designer t-shirt that fits you perfectly? Well, you need more shirts, so why shouldn’t it count too?

    Tally up the damage caused by a few

    Updated 08-13-2008 at 09:53 AM by C@rol

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  5. Paper Management

    by , 08-13-2008 at 09:43 AM (C@rol's Blog)
    Here are some handy tips about how to keep your paperwork from getting out of control.


    -Staple papers together instead of using paper clips because paper clips often get caught on other papers.

    -Never keep entire magazines in a file. Look for any important articles, cut them out, staple the pieces together and file them.

    -Store your valuable papers in a safe deposit box or a fireproof safe.
    Keep your filing system updated
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