How To Disaster Proof Your Life


Everyone has good intentions of being prepared for a disaster- but rarely do we actually sit down to prepare for life’s mishaps until they happen.  Disasters come in all forms- a stolen wallet, burglary, home damage, losing a phone or even- losing your keys. Here are some simple tricks to disaster proofing your life- 1. [...]

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How to Prepare for Natural Disasters and Emergencies


In the wake of the latest string of natural disasters it’s important to be prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. Extreme weather events can take people by surprise causing destruction and devastation that can wreak havoc on our homes and lives. We share some ways you can be prepared. Create Go Kits: A Go Kit [...]

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The Ultimate Holiday Planning Guide

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It may only be mid-October but it’s never too early to plan for the holidays. Stores are already stocking their holiday supplies, and planning ahead can save you money and time. Guide to Holiday Planning: Calendar: A calendar is essential to keep track of when you travel, days when school isn’t in session, and whose [...]

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25 Fall Family Activities for Less


Fall is nearly here with cooler air, falling leaves, and lots of fun for the whole family. There are many ways you can spend your time this fall, but these are a few that will maximize the fun and cost little to nothing! Here are a list of 25, what things do you like to [...]

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Valentine’s Day: Really Invented To Rip You Off?

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According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are projected to spend $17.6 Billion celebrating Valentine’s Day… Wow that’s a lot. That number is so large, it’s got me wondering… what exactly is Valentine’s Day for? The pessimist claims V-Day is a creation by Hallmark and other retailers to make up for the post-holiday sales hangover. [...]

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How I Survive Without a Car in These Tough Times

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It’s not getting easier to follow the American Dream. Everything costs more money and money is more scarce. The national gas average is $3.85 a gallon right now, 50 cents more than it was last year. These gas prices eat into our budgets for personal things – mainly things that entertain us and make life [...]

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Dear Santa, This Year I’d Like To Be Tim Tebow

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Picture this: It’s 4th quarter, the Broncos are down, and this is the last chance they’ll get to score to avoid a loss. The game is at home and the fans won’t forget this one if they lose. No matter who’s fault it is, one man takes the blame. Tim Tebow. But the outcome of [...]

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Thanksgiving Dinner At A Gas Station – A Memory From My Childhood


I was born and spent most of my childhood in Kansas. I didn’t grow up on a farm (that’s usually what people ask me when they hear I’m from Kansas). We lived in a relatively suburban neighborhood –much like a suburban area anywhere in the country. It’s certainly not reminiscent of what people generally think [...]

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Do You Manage Money Like A Hawk or A Sloth?


There’s a story my friend told me of a co-worker of his who is the best financier he ever met. I mean this man could crunch numbers like you can’t even imagine. He was a numbers man through and through. He was notorious at the workplace as well as with his family for being an [...]

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The Dumbest Thing I Ever Bought – A Cautionary Tale

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I’ve bought a lot of dumb stuff over the course of my life. I’ve spent too much on too little. I’m certain the sugar-water industrial complex has erected a statue in my honor somewhere near Atlanta. I bought DVDs I’ve only watched once, I purchased books I’ve never read, I’ve paid for cigarettes, and yards [...]

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