September 2011

Every waking morning, millions of Americans wake up to find their inboxes full of messages from sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, and Urban Dealight. Offers for 50 percent off authentic Lutefisk and 86 percent off a full body wax may be great for a really hairy Norwegian, but for the rest of the population, the daily […]

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One of my co-workers retired a few weeks ago.  We had worked together for over 15 years and it was both exciting and sad to see her go.  As the retirement luncheon ended and we had a final hug, I was thinking about my retirement and a big question. What will social security look like […]

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Thank you for reading the entries to the Tempur-Pedic Signature Contour mattress and Ergo Adjustable base contest. There were over 2,000 votes! I want to again thank all the entries and congratulate the five finalists for their wonderful essays. However, there can only be one winner. Congratulations to Debra K! I know you’ll enjoy a […]

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Regular readers know I prefer shopping online whenever possible.  Not only do I not have to leave the comfort of my home, but it saves time and gas! Couponology is a new (to me) site I’ll be using to help me get the best price from now on. There are even printable coupons so  I […]

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A shoddy workman blames his tools.  We’re all familiar with some form of this proverb.  Sometimes however, recognizing that we are the “workman” in certain recurring, undesirable life situations may not come naturally to us.  For various reasons, a victim mentality permeates our thinking with respect to the bad situation in question.  This attitude may […]

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