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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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Cleaning, Household

Hot Spots Make our Homes Messy

Comments Off on Hot Spots Make our Homes Messy 24 February 2017

“Hot Spots”: the areas where junk accumulates. For a lot of people, it accumulates on flat surfaces like counters, side tables, desks. I find I get hotspots in my in box, where I throw semi-urgent paperwork that I don’t what to deal with “right now”. Which means “never”. I also find that my hotspots develop […]

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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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Food, Groceries, Household

Raw Vs Commercial Honey And Why It Matters

Comments Off on Raw Vs Commercial Honey And Why It Matters 19 February 2017

Just because a substance is labeled “honey” doesn’t mean it is. Sticky brown sweet stuff is appearing on grocery store shelves and instead of floral nectar made by bees, it is adulterated with ingredients such as glucose, dextrose, molasses, sugar syrup, corn syrup, starch, or any other similar product. Often the pollen has been filtered out […]

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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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Entertainment, Hobbies, Household, Tips

It’s Winter – Own It

Comments Off on It’s Winter – Own It 07 February 2017

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week which means six more weeks of winter. I know that there were other groundhogs who did not, and that there are challenges to Phil, but I am going with Phil. Lately, I hear and read a lot about people “missing summer” and “waiting impatiently for spring” and “tired […]

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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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Appliances, Slow Cooker

Baking in the Slow Cooker

Comments Off on Baking in the Slow Cooker 25 January 2017

I have been thinking about baking in the crockpot for years.  Why I haven’t tried it – I don’t know.  It was strangely intimidating.  When I had looked it up a few years ago, it seemed like you needed equipment like a raised rack, special pans for inside the slow cooker, etc. Finally, I decided […]

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DIY, Household, Personal Care

Homemade Rice Heating Pad

Comments Off on Homemade Rice Heating Pad 20 January 2017

This winter I have been warming my bed (and especially my cold feet) with two rice heating pads. One of them I purchased at a retail store and the other a friend purchased for me at a craft fair. They are both neck warmers, however I don’t like wearing them around my neck, so have […]

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Crock pot rice

Appliances, Food, Kitchen, Recipes, Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker

Crockpot Rice

Comments Off on Crockpot Rice 09 January 2017

In an attempt to cut down on the amount of appliances that I have, I decided to get rid of my rice cooker – even though I was eating a fair amount of rice. It took up too much room and it sputtered while it was cooking, leaving a sticky white watery residue all around […]

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