Four Ways I Saved Money in May

4 Ways I Saved Money in May

Most thrifty shoppers are always on the lookout to discover new ways to spend less.

Here are four ways I saved money this month. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Get the Most from a Doctor Visit

Five Ways to Make the Most from a Doctor Visit
The next time you visit the doctor, remember you’re only going to get 10 minutes or so of his or her time. To make the most of every minute, it helps to do the following things: Continue reading

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Favorite Blog Posts on Other Blogs #2

Favorite Blog Posts on Other Blogs #2

Part of the fun of being a blogger is constantly reading other people’s blogs, to see what they’re writing about — and get ideas, inspiration and laughs from them.

Here are some of the best blog posts I’ve come across lately: Continue reading

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How to Prepare For and Endure a Massive Traffic Jam


How to Prepare For and Endure a Massive Traffic Jam

You never know when you’ll come upon an unexpected — and massive — traffic jam.

It once took me more than four hours to get home from work — a trip that normally takes 25 minutes at most — and I’ve never forgotten how miserable it was: alone in the car, inching it along the interstate in 96 degree heat and high humidity, surrounded by hundreds of frustrated, hungry drivers until it got dark… Continue reading

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What I Learned about Blogging in the First Year

What I Learned About Blogging the First Year

Yippee! It’s my one-year blogiversary! Continue reading

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Saving Money: It’s Great, but Where Do We Draw the Line?

SAVING MONEY: It's Great, but Where Do We Draw the Line?

Saving money is wonderful.

I don’t mind buying (and thoroughly washing) clothes and other items at garage sales and thrift stores so I can go on a cruise (or two) every year.

Buying gently used items is a great way to try new styles and experiment with different household decor — and if you don’t like it, you can just donate it back without breaking the bank.

Looking for bargains is well worth the time and effort to me. Continue reading

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Saving Money: Why Do We Love It So Much?

SAVING MONEY: Why do we love it so much?

Almost everyone loves to save money.

What makes it so satisfying? Continue reading

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A Free Mother’s Day Gift for Mom and a Mother’s Day Reminder Sign for You


Keep calm and call your mom


Here’s a reminder for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10.

You can make this sign for yourself, and a poster for mom’s Mother’s Day gift in a flash — and at no cost. Continue reading

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Highs and Lows of April

High and Lows of April

Spring is finally here!


1) Made a reservation for a cruise to Venice and the Greek Islands this summer with a fun friend. Can’t wait — we’ll have a blast! Continue reading

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One for the Money: A Book Review

One for the Money: A Book Review
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich is fast-moving, exciting, suspenseful — and laugh-out-loud funny, too. Continue reading

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