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04/03/2019
When Customer Service Bumps Up Against Economic Reality On a recent business trip to a beach resort in California, I was called upon to find a good local restaurant for two important California-based contacts who wanted to meet with me over dinner. As it happened, both of them liked steakhouses, and the hotel where I was staying boasted one of the top steakhouses in the area... More >>

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03/27/2019
10-Second Recipes: Muffin Tins Minus the Muffins ...Lately, I've reclaimed my tins, but my baking has been minus the muffins. Just like as a holder for buttons or earrings, muffin tins can provide delicious alternatives to muffins, saving time in the process as a perfect shaper of multiple single-servings... More >>

Tags: BudgetHealthParentingSimple SavingsTeensTips
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03/12/2019
Spreading Out The Tax On Lottery Winnings ...Let's start with the basics: lottery winnings are 'income' and you must pay federal and state income taxes on them... More >>

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02/26/2019
The Lengths Some People Will Go to Sabotage A few years ago, I had to constantly deal with a bad apple in the workplace. This was before I earned the responsibility of manager/supervisor, only acting as a mere "lead admin" (which may have saved my job in the end, but I'll get to that). More >>

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02/15/2019
10-Second Recipes: You Have School Lunches Covered - But What About You? Both you and your kidlets are well into the school year. As the months fly by, many parents become scholars on the subject of lunch. That often means studying school lunch menus to make sure their kids are being served wholesome hot lunches... More >>

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12/19/2018
The Christmas I Grew Up The Christmas of 1964 comes close to bringing tears to my eyes even today. We only got presents twice a year: birthday and Christmas. We each got three presents. Often what we got was clearly a cheaper version of what we wanted, but imagination made up the difference... More >>

Tags: AttitudeBudgetChristmasDisappointmentFinancesHolidaysTight budget
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12/11/2018
How to Feel Joy When... Lately, I have felt like a lump of coal pushed in from all sides, so much so, I've said, 'I'm pooping diamonds.' My mom passed in our arms less than 2 weeks ago, my poor dad (married 59 years) is a wreck and needs a lot of help adjusting and lives 5 hours away... More >>

Tags: AttitudeBudgetChristmasEconomyFinancesHolidaysJoyNew Attitude
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11/28/2018
3 Financial Mistakes to Avoid and How to Address Them If you commit these following financing mistakes too often, you will largely lessen the chances of long-term business success. To become successful in your venture you need to think long term. Reputation and long-term success in business are earned in due course... More >>

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11/05/2018
The Value of a Dollar The majority of Moms do NOT need to work. It depends where their priorities are and how much they are willing to sacrifice. My sister and her husband live 45+ miles from any major town and raised 4 children. He works, she does not. More >>

Tags: BudgetFinancesSAHM stay-at-home mom
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10/28/2018
10-Second Recipes: 'Halloweenize' Healthy Food for Spine-Tingling Results If you sometimes hide candy from your kidlets in anticipation of Halloween, or after your own cleverly dressed goblins have collected it, there are other more productive places to tuck it away... More >>

Tags: BudgetHolidaysParentingRecipesSimple SavingsStay-at-Home Mom
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