October 2011

My father-in-law recently received a call from a desperate sounding woman. She called him by his family name for grandfather and said she was in a Mexican jail after a car accident and needed $2,500 to cover damages and be released. The story is plausible since Mexico only accepts their own auto insurance.  Travelers who […]

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One of my weaknesses is that I need constant success in anything I put my hand to and get discouraged quickly by failures. Translation: I give up easily. Recently I’ve been very frustrated because a number of things I’m dealing with are either going south or are just plodding around. Successful people fail Since I […]

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Everyone knows that frugality has come back in style over the past few years. Budget conscious shoppers are constantly looking for ways to cut expenses in every area of their lives. Coupons have become a useful tool to use since they are free and give you the ability to purchase items that you need at […]

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Every time I open the medicine cabinet I see the items in the photo and while I don’t literally cry, I am sad. You see that little Sesame street toothbrush and paste. They belong to my grandson who recently moved across country. It was a good move for the family. Alex’s mom got a great […]

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This year’s Blog Action Day falls on World Food Day so the topic is food. This is just one article from over 2,000 bloggers in 100 plus countries. I’m taking this opportunity to share my favorite charitable cause: hunger. America calls itself the land of plenty.  Less than 7% of our income went to food […]

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