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Thoughts For Thursday: Snow, and Does Fame Make People Dumb?

December 8, 2011

First of all, I must rant: Tis The Season For The Weather People To Drive Me Crazy One of my biggest pet peeves is weather related.  I love snow, and I always get excited to hear about a good snowstorm that will cancel school.  So today, the ‘teaser’ on the news was “accumulating snow coming […]

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American Financial Education Needs An Overhaul, and 5 Tips For Retirement Planning

December 5, 2011

Ok, so the first half of the title of this article is probably not earth shattering at all.  Whereas the United States tries to ensure that Americans graduate high school being able to read and write, the schools do an abysmal job at ensuring that graduates know how to save and manage household finances. The […]

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Smart Tips for Saving Money Without Sacrificing Much

December 4, 2011

Beginning to save money is often a difficult process because it usually means giving something up.  However, once you begin saving, the security and comfort that comes from having extra money to spend will help replace the desire for whatever you have chosen to give up. Making simple changes in your lifestyle and spending some […]

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9 Financial Things To Consider Before The New Year

December 2, 2011

Each year, many people create goals.  Sometimes people start out strong and attack their goals immediately.  Quite often though, that enthusiasm wanes as the year goes by, and old habits start to sink in. Next thing you know, it is December, and it seems like there is no way to make up for lost time. […]

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Thoughts For Thursday: Why Release John Hinckley?

December 1, 2011

It has been 30 years since John Hinckley tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, and I remember the moment I heard about it like it was yesterday:  I was being held after class to be yelled at by my Spanish teacher when the Social Studies teacher walked in and told us that President Reagan had […]

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Good-bye Contracting!

November 30, 2011

Today is my last day as a contract employee.  Tomorrow, I become an ‘actual’ employee at the company I work for. (Assuming I don’t really screw something up today…) My job itself will not change (still part time, still working from home) except for some obnoxious things like my email address and internal IDs.  Hopefully, […]

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What Would You Do If Your Basketball Team Lost 100-2?

November 28, 2011

Recently in Kentucky, there was a middle school boys basketball tournament.  Tournaments can be a great way to get a sports team ready for regular season play, and quite often, there can be lopsided games. However, I don’t know if there has ever been as lopsided game as the one that occurred between Pikeville and […]

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7 Tips For Shopping and Saving On Cyber Monday

November 27, 2011

Cyber Monday has become quite a big event!  Having a cyber-saving-spree does make sense now that I think about it because internet retailers can’t really ‘open their doors’ early to let customers in to buy the super-cheap laptop that is on sale at a rock-bottom price (even if the the store only has 2 available […]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2011

November 23, 2011

I hope everyone is all ready for Thanksgiving.  This will be a great Thanksgiving for me as my whole family will be together, and some are traveling from as far away as California (to Michigan). So, I will be taking a little break from my website for a few days while I enjoy time with […]

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Miscellaneous Musings!

November 21, 2011

Just a few thoughts crossing my mind today: Does it make you sad when TV stars from years past are advertising (usually) elder-care products on TV?  (Think Henry Winkler, who is telling us about all the benefits of a reverse mortgage.  Who would have ever thought Fonzie would be gray-haired and relying on commercials for […]

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