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Finance, Free Admission, Freebies, Taxes

Tax Day Freebies 2017

Comments Off on Tax Day Freebies 2017 10 April 2017

There is a light at the end of the tunnel – and it is called Freebies. Many venues offer great Tax Day freebies and why not take them – you certainly worked for them! The Federal Government offers a great freebie in the form of free national park admission for two weekends in a row: April 15-16 […]

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Finance, Home Business, Money, Taxes, Tips

Tax Tips

Comments Off on Tax Tips 18 March 2017

I do not like paying taxes.  Don’t get me wrong – I pay taxes and I have paid plenty  However, if there is an opportunity to legally not pay taxes – I will take that opportunity.  Sometimes the opportunity also comes in the form of doing the right thing on your tax returns so that […]

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Finance, Home Business, Household, Taxes

Expenses That are Tax Deductible When Working from Home

Comments Off on Expenses That are Tax Deductible When Working from Home 16 March 2017

Do you work from home? If so, you can take some good deductions to reduce your tax bill. As a matter of fact, many people take on some at-home work precisely to gain those deductions. So if you are considering a work at home opportunity or are already working from home and interested in maximizing […]

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Finance, Money, Retirement

The Number 1 Indicator of Rich Retirees

Comments Off on The Number 1 Indicator of Rich Retirees 05 March 2017

It’s like they say – you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket. You can’t retire wealthy – or retire or at all if you don’t save money. Get an emergency fund for emergencies so you don’t cash out your retirement funds when times get rough. Pay off your debt and stay […]

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Education, Finance, Money, Tips

Warren Buffett’s Top Ten Rules for Success

Comments Off on Warren Buffett’s Top Ten Rules for Success 20 February 2017

A wonderful compendium of Warren Buffet-isms. He is a man of wealth, influence, integrity, and simplicity. His ten rules have nothing to do with money, actually. Find your passion Hire well Don’t care what others think Read, read, read. Keep a margin of safety Have a competitive advantage Schedule for your personality Always be competing […]

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Events, Finance, Home Business, Money, New Year, Tips

No, It’s Not Too Late for 2017 Resolutions

Comments Off on No, It’s Not Too Late for 2017 Resolutions 09 February 2017

The inimitable Dave Ramsey on getting and staying on track for 2017 and beyond. I especially liked the advice about the list – as soon as this video ended, I made mine. Used deadlines and specificity. It is way easier to have it on paper than in your head. I also wrote it by hand, […]

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Finance, Household, Money, Shopping, Tips

Things I No Longer Buy

Comments Off on Things I No Longer Buy 05 February 2017

I am always interested in what people consider essential and non-essential. Am on the same page with video creator Melody on many of her ideas. Straws are great for smoothies. Drinking smoothies right out of a cup can be very messy and prone to spilling. I have some re-usable plastic straws that I bought at […]

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Appliances, Finance, Household, Tips

How to Save Money on your Electric Bill

Comments Off on How to Save Money on your Electric Bill 29 January 2017

Some great and practical (and do-able) ideas regarding saving money on your electric bills.

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Bills, Finance, Money, New Year, New Year's Eve, Personal Care, Weight Loss

Let’s Scratch New Year’s Resolutions

Comments Off on Let’s Scratch New Year’s Resolutions 31 December 2016

My New Year’s Resolution List usually starts with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand pounds. Nia Vardalos New Year’s resolutions are often a joke – an old, sad one.  I have some acquaintances who own a bakery.  They always schedule a vacation right after New Year’s because historically that is when they see a drop in […]

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Bills, Christmas, Finance, Money

How to Save $24,000 in 18 Months

Comments Off on How to Save $24,000 in 18 Months 06 November 2016

Although I have never met Melanie of Anarchist Kitchen in person, I have watched her YouTube videos and read her blog and think that she is a terrific person! Smart and energetic. In this video she explains the envelope system. They look at what they spend each month and what they earn and budget it […]

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Bills, Finance, Green, Homestead, Household, Housing, Money

Keep Warm with a Low Thermostat

Comments Off on Keep Warm with a Low Thermostat 05 November 2016

Winter is here. Really here. How cold does it get where you live? And how expensive is it for you to keep your home warm during the winter? In this video, Frugal Green Girl talks about some of the strategies she and her family use to keep warm while keeping the thermostat low. These are […]

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Bills, Finance, Money

How to Budget with an Inconsistent Income

Comments Off on How to Budget with an Inconsistent Income 11 July 2016

More and more of us are dealing with the effects of an inconsistent income. Often for most of our working lives. The generation before us sat down at a job in their early 20’s and stayed there until retirement. There was a steady income and then a steady retirement. Those days are long gone and […]

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Barter, Bills, Eating Out, Finance, Food, Gardening, Groceries, Homestead, Household, Kitchen, Medical, Money, Personal Care, Shopping

How to Live on $600 a Month

Comments Off on How to Live on $600 a Month 26 May 2016

Enjoyed watching this video.  Although I do not live on a homestead, many of these principles are still valid. Taking care of your teeth, your body, your weight, and watching what you consume can circumvent many health issues. Ongoing health issues are expensive both in terms of medications, in terms of time spent going to […]

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Finance, Money, Retirement, Tips

Spending Money on Stuff Won’t Make You Happy

Comments Off on Spending Money on Stuff Won’t Make You Happy 07 April 2016

Money does indeed bring happiness – and liberation. And not having money brings stress, depression, and dependence. We all can have enough money – no matter how much or little we earn. The key is in how we spend that money and what our financial priorities are. Having more stuff does not bring happiness nor […]

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