Tag Archives: money

Teaching Kids About Money, Responsibility

February 3, 2012


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of DoughMain.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Having trouble organizing family activities, chores, money, allowances, and bank accounts? Oh, life is so much more complicated and busier than ever before. I have tried a few “family organizers” and management books and software, but […]

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They Have a Word For People Like Me: Sucker!!

July 29, 2011


Maybe it’s in my face– that “look” that tells the street hawkers that I’m an easy one. Or maybe it’s in my demeanor, the way I walk that perhaps oozes motherly gullibility. Or maybe it’s my Upstate New York accent- we’re all hicks up here, lol. Whatever it is, I am a MAGNET for street […]

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Avoid Temptation This Holiday Season

November 30, 2010

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This is an excellent guest post by Melanie Taylor, who offers some ways to avoid overspending this holiday season. The tips are excellent! I leave it here for you to enjoy. 🙂 3 ways to avoid temptation this Christmas Christmas is an expensive time of year for most people. All those gifts and food don’t […]

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Can You Afford Online College?

October 26, 2010

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Online college is SUCH a terrific concept. I think my kids are going to do it, when they are ready. I just love the Internet, I love everything about it, and online education is like the creme de la creme of it all. I love the convenience, the incredible diversity, the information at my fingertips… […]

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The Most Boring Post in the World

August 24, 2010

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Yeah yeah. We ALL need it. We don’t like to talk about it much, or even think about it: insurance. My Hubs was an insurance salesman for a while. What a job! It’s a lot of work for so-so pay. Some of his colleagues made a TON of money. (We did not, in case you […]

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It’s a Tough Time For a Mathematically-Challenged Mom

February 5, 2010


I *only* spent the entire morning (five hours!) today hashing through reams and reams of papers. Yes, boys and girls, it’s that time of year again– TAX TIME! :gah: And that reminds me– here’s Uncle Jay to explain Taxes and the Deficit! This is one of my favorites. Yeah, I’m depressed now, too… Since I […]

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Banks Love Me!

November 9, 2009


I discovered today that I have a very high credit score: 760! The lady  who told me this said she was very impressed. “The highest score is an 850, and I’ve never seen one in the 800s, even! Congratulations!” I, on the other hand, was not too pleased. Because what IS a credit score, anyway? […]

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What Is This About Pet Insurance?

June 19, 2009


I saw a post about pet insurance at the blog Maria Michelle’s Furkids. One of her cats, Coco, has been ill with cancer, and I’ve been following the ordeal of her treatments with a mixture of shock and awe. Awe, that a cat could get cancer (I guess it just never occurred to me), and […]

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Blogging For Pay, Part 1: Preparing For Your Future

December 13, 2008


After writing my post about snooty attitudes toward bloggers who blog for pay, I got a lot of comments and emails asking me for more information about how to get started, blogging for pay. I thought I’d write a few posts about my experiences. I’ve been blogging for almost nine years now, and have been […]

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Funny Money

December 4, 2008


I found a cool website, all about origami. It’s no usual kind of origami! It’s origami with the American dollar. (We may as well get used to playing with our dollar, fellow Americans, because before long it won’t be worth the paper it’s printed on). This is my favorite. It’s a little gift box. You […]

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