April 2011

With your finances in order and your savings set up, you can get on with enjoying your life without worrying about your financial present or future. Here are a few financial rules of thumb to set you on the right track. Savings The general guide is to save 10% of your income. This means that […]


This is a blog swap chain letter organized through the Yakezie network. There are 4 stops. Check out my post, Poverty can Teach Lessons for Life, at the next stop! When we do Yakezie blog swaps, we are given a set topic from a moderator.  This swap’s topic was: YOU ARE POOR OR HOMELESS, WHAT […]


Recently, Prosper shared that lenders are earning an average of 10.4% returns. In celebration they are offering a bonus of $104 to the first 200 people that sign up after noon Pacific today! I’m a fan of peer to peer lending as you may remember. This is a great offer that doesn’t require you to […]

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Growing up all our vacations were by car so I got to see a few truck stops a long the way.  It was a toss-up whether the truck stop or hotel had the most interesting vending machines.  Who would buy combs, toothpaste or aspirin from a machine I wondered? Well as exotic as those products […]


Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates! We will be attending a family dinner which will also give people a chance to say goodbye to my youngest son before he moves across country. It will be California style, which means a barbeque. My Midwest roots demand a ham this time of year so we’ll have that […]

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