Tag Archives: Smart buys

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Last December my husband surprised me by telling me I was getting a puppy for Christmas!  He knew I would want to choose it so he told me on December 22nd.  We went to several pounds before I found my furry four legged friend.  I knew I wanted a chow mix and called ahead to ensure that each pound had some.  After scouring the pounds […]

Dog Tails: 3 puppies, 3 families

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Posted on June 4, 2013 by

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Over the past two years I have incurred a lot of medical bills, so I am low on cash a lot of the time. The mental burden of feeling helpless in the face of those bills made me constantly concerned about our finances. I found that curbing my spending, and only purchasing “essentials” made me feel less anxious about those bills, because I am doing […]

Low on cash? Cut and Slash (your spending)!!!

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Posted on December 7, 2012 by

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Sunscreen has been in the news quite a bit this year because of new FDA regulations 1.  Sunscreen manufacturers will be required to identify the type of rays that are being blocked, and how water resistant the formula is.  The regulations are not in effect yet, but they highlight an important topic: sunscreens are not created equal.  It would be nice to be able to […]

Screening your Sunscreen: sunscreens are not created equal

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Posted on August 11, 2012 by

Problem: your ear piercing gets swollen and infected whenever you wear earrings.  Tip:  Each time before you put in your earrings, dip the post in neosporin!  My friend Erica told me about this trick and it works so well.  I actually wear earrings now! Problem: you are leaving the house and notice a small run in your stockings.  Tip: Change stockings   If you don’t […]

Easy Home Remedies & Quick Fixes

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Posted on July 22, 2012 by

Sometimes people want to believe a purchase is an investment for one simple reason, they wanted to buy Item X, so they called Item X an investment as a justification for the purchase.  My point is, if you like something and want to buy it and you can afford it… then buy it.  But don’t fool yourself into believing that an item is an investment […]

Money 101: Spot the Investment

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Posted on July 22, 2012 by