October 2010

The state of California is on a mission to increase utilization of food stamps.    Even though the unemployment rate is over 12%, only one state has a lower participation rate in the federal program than the Golden State. Less than half of the eligible residents are participating in the current nutrition program for several reasons.  […]

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It was brought to my attention that I forgot to announce the winner of the Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Bowl Cleaner giveaway.  (Thank you, Ashley!). Congratulations to Wendy who was the lucky commenter selected by the And the Winner Is plugin. Wendy’s cleaning tip is to leave a fabric softener sheet overnight in pans with food […]

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It’s my turn to host the carnival for the Yakezie Network.  What a ride it’s been joining  forcing with some of the best personal finance blogs.  Since March I moved to the top 50 blogs on the Wise Bread list, made friends, earn more plus learned a whole lot.   New challengers are welcome! One of […]

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I don’t normally post on Saturday but there are so many giveaways right now on personal finance blogs that you should know about.  Real people do win. My winnings in the past few months include a couple of books, two separate Amazon gift certificates and just today, a Wendy’s gift card.  Someday I’ll win the […]

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There was a time about 4-5 years ago when it was a job-hunter’s paradise. The economy was booming and there were jobs galore. Companies were more likely to overlook minor negatives such as resume typos if the candidate seemed a good fit otherwise. Today, your resume might go right into the trash (electronic or literal). […]

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