Category Archives: Money

Stop Thief

I was convincing myself to get out of bed this morning when the phone rang. It was 8 am. A little early for the scammers or those soliciting donations for charity. Has something happened to a family member or friend? … Continue reading

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Dangerous Day to Grocery Shop

When I went out to run my errands yesterday, I totally forgot that it was the Day After Valentine’s Day. Go shopping at any grocery store or big box store that sells candy packaged specially for the holiday on the … Continue reading

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If It’s April

If it’s April, it must be time for the Kohl’s gift cards to start arriving. Sure enough, about a week and a half ago, the first Kohl’s gift card of the year arrived in my mailbox. I plan to go … Continue reading

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Precious Memory

I upgraded my mom’s 4 year old computer from 1 GB to 2 GB of memory yesterday evening. The operation was a success! Mom’s computer had been sluggish. Sometimes everything would freeze for half a minute or more at a … Continue reading

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Volunteer Time Has Value

Do you spend time volunteering for a favorite charity? Do you wonder how much your time is worth? The Independent Sector estimates the dollar value of volunteer time at $21.36 per hour for 2010. This is based on the average … Continue reading

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Impulse Buy

I walked into Costco and was immediately tempted into an impulse buy. Impulse buys can be bad for your waistline or bad for your personal finances. Sometimes both. Fortunately, this purchase was calorie-free and made a small dent in my … Continue reading

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