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  1. Kids and Money

    by , 03-04-2010 at 05:28 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    I remember when I was a kid, my parents would take the time to show me how money worked. (This was in the days before ATMís and online banking.) My mom would show me how to write a check out to "cash," hand it to the teller, and get cash in return. She showed me how she deposited Dadís paychecks. She showed me how to fill out a deposit slip and hand the cash to the teller. She taught me how to balance a checkbook by just using simple math, no special software required. I watched her write ...
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  2. Whatís Wrong With Staying Home?

    by , 02-11-2010 at 04:40 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    This week we had a snowstorm. To many areas of the country this is no big deal. However, where I live we donít ďdoĒ snow. We donít have bi snow removal operations, most of us natives donít know how or care to drive in it, and everything pretty much shuts down until the melting happens. I like it that way. To me, a snowstorm is a chance to take a break from the hectic pace of life, to slow down, and just enjoy the view. But to hear many people around here cry about it, especially those from areas ...
  3. Are You Making Your Life More Complicated (And Expensive) Than It Needs To Be?

    by , 01-11-2010 at 06:10 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    Many of us find ourselves pressed for time and/or money, at least some of the time. And while itís true that life can be harrying with itís demands of cooking, cleaning, work, childcare, and maintenance chores, itís also true that we bring some of those demands upon ourselves by doing way more than we need to do. Whether itís because our mothers did it that way, or because it fits into societyís image of what a certain person is supposed to do, we sometimes take on things that are unnecessary and ...
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  4. Cut 1/2 off your food bill!

    by , 12-01-2009 at 10:04 AM
    The first adjustment I made was finding a host site for the Angel Food Ministry. It is for anyone there is no income requirement. They are a group that buy restaurant quality food in bulk, (cheaper that way), then make it available to all. You can view each months menu online and also put in your zip code to find a host sit, usually is a church. you can also place your order online. It instantly cut my food bill in 1/2.

    I ran grocery stores and restaurants for 8 years, checked out ...
  5. StillTasty.com - How long will your favorite food stay safe?

    by , 11-27-2009 at 09:17 AM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    StillTasty.com
    Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide - Save Money, Eat Better, Help The Environment

    How long will your favorite food or beverage stay safe and tasty? What's the best way to store it?

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