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The Axeman Cometh – Dealing with the Loss of a Job

The Reaper - Job Loss

Monday started as a typical work day for me. It was a beautiful March day, warm, sunny and one of those days that you wish you could be home, working in the yard or just enjoying a nice break in the weather. I got my wish and was able to go home. The ax man wasn’t coming, he came. After lunch I ... Read More »

Six Easy and Frugal Spring Garden Tips for a Better Garden

Spring Garden Tomatoes

Spring is almost here and if you like fresh garden vegetables, it won’t be long before you’re getting the soil ready for some seedlings or seeds. Making the right preparations for your spring garden is crucial to a successful garden. Turning the soil over and adding the right amendments can make the difference between a kitchen full of garden delights ... Read More »

An Easy Way To Save On Your Heating Bill

For those of you that have frigid unforgiving winters, and even for those of us that live in more moderate climates such as myself, Here’s a quick and relatively inexpensive way to save on your heating bill. Even though it’s late in the season, it’s not too late to save a few dollars between now and Spring and to be ... Read More »

Confessions of a Tool Junkie

Let me confess that I love and collect tools. I’ve had a relationship with tools since I was a child. It probably stems from my father being an avid do it yourselfer. I can remember dozens of projects that I helped my father with. Working on cars, plumbing repairs, concrete work, Read More »

7 Tips for setting Financial Goals in 2013

My Personal 2013 Goals I hope that most, if not all of you have set some personal financial goals for 2013. Setting goals is an important part of any financial strategy aimed at financial independence. I learned this the hard way when I first attempted to set a strategy for my self to eliminate my personal debt. Two years went ... Read More »