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July 15, 2012

As some of you know, my job was recently eliminated.  All funding was cut  to our project, and many people were let go.  Most of the people had 20+ years experience, so it was very sad for many.  I have made many friends at that company since I started working there 21 years ago.  Even […]

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Will Be Back Soon

June 23, 2012

Hello everyone, For those that follow my blog, I apologize for my absense.  Between my son’s graduation and crazy hours for work, I have not had time to devote to writing. However, my job will be eliminated soon (our group lost funding…), so the time devoted to work will greatly decrease!  I look forward to having […]

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Thoughts On Change And Adapting

May 16, 2012

Life is full of change. Change Can Be On A Grand Scale This happened to me when I planned on being a hugely successful career-woman, but ended up turning to mush when my oldest child was born.  Once I held my son for the first time, work didn’t matter anymore.  I just wanted to spend […]

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Get Your Summer Budget in Order!

May 11, 2012

The following is a guest post from Jenna at Adaptu.com: Money looks a little different in the summer.  Between day camps and extra trips to the ice cream truck, your budget is probably going to vary a little from the September-May routine.  Taking time to create a budget specifically designed for summer can save you […]

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When Something Is A Great Deal, There Is Usually A Reason…

April 17, 2012

Recently, I wrote about the house in my neighborhood that was on the market as a ‘short sale’, and shared my frustration that people who can fully afford their mortgage payments are allowed to just abandon their homes. When I wrote about this house previously, it had originally been offered ‘for sale’ normally at $299,000. […]

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April 12, 2012

Greetings! Sorry for my hiatus of late.  I didn’t mean to be gone so long.  Life just got a little crazy and I needed to tend to some other things. So, I think I will share just some miscellaneous thoughts that have been going through my head over the last few weeks- it has been […]

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Health Tip: Don’t Exercise Before Blood Tests

March 13, 2012

Disclaimer:  I am not a doctor.  I am only sharing my own experience, and also some information that I found while researching elevated white blood cell counts.   Once a year, many people go to the doctor’s office for a physical.  Usually, when the physical is set up, the patient is told not to eat […]

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A Vent About Walking Away From Mortgages

February 28, 2012

Disclaimer:  Keep in mind while you read this post that I am referring to people that can afford their mortgage payments, they just don’t like that their homes are underwater, so they choose to walk away. In a previous post, I discussed a home in our neighborhood that was basically abandoned by the previous owners. […]

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Will Your Retirement Dreams Be Delayed?

February 24, 2012

When I first started working at the age of 23, retirement seemed like something that old people did.  I started contributing to a 401k plan with my first paycheck, but retirement seemed so far off that I didn’t put much thought into it.  I didn’t really have a goal of retiring early, I just figured […]

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Thoughts For Thursday: Dance Moms!

February 23, 2012

Last year, I started watching the television show “Dance Moms” with my teenage daughter. For those of you who have never watched the show, the gist of it is this:  Abby Lee Miller is the owner and instructor at the very successful “Abby Lee Dance Company” in Pennsylvania.  Now, Abby is not what you would […]

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