Retirement Savings: Are We on the Right Track?

I just hit a milestone birthday -- 30. It's time to pay attention to the bigger picture in terms of projecting our current retirement savings. I just hit a milestone birthday and am officially a 30-year old. My 20s — a decade where life mistakes…
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6 Unique Stocking Stuffers for Under $5

Need stocking stuffer ideas that are $5 or less? Let me help you fill up those stockings this year with some really creative ideas, for around $5.    Psst: Since writing this article, several of the items are now a few dollars…
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Monetizing the End of the World: Do You Buy It?

Doomsday planning has opened up a whole other industry. You won't believe the kinds of Doomsday Preppers products I found on the market! There have been many end-of-world predictions over the course of history sourced from both religious and…
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How I Have Saved Money on Different Types of Insurance Premiums

How to decrease your insurance premiums and open up extra cash in your monthly budget for other priorities in your life! We routinely do this. Insurance is one of those necessary expenses in our lives. It might not be a fun expense, but when…
helping the homeless

Spreading Hope in a Spaghetti Jar

Helping homeless people this holiday season (and any time of the year, really) starts with reusing all those spaghetti jars you've been recycling. On my way to work each day I pass three-five people begging for money. Some attempt to…
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Adding Pizzazz to your Holiday Cards

Holiday card messages + lots of ideas for how to add pizzazz to all those holiday cards. Nothing ordinary here! I typically do not send out Christmas and Holiday cards. In fact, I cannot remember a single Christmas when I did. Year after…