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Have a great holiday season – and still stay on budget

Holidays can sabotage a budget. When I was a young single mother with two small sons, I came home after work one evening a few days before Christmas to find that someone had broken into my home. The burglars lifted a patio door off its track and entered the house, taking anything of value. It didn’t amount to much, since I lived in a rental and barely made enough to keep food on the table some weeks. But the burglars took the microwave, earrings, a roll of postage stamps, the thawing…

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wealth, wisdom, willpower, cash crone, debt Money Mindsets 

Do I need it, or do I want it? Wealth wisdom.

Do I need it, or do I want it? It is a good and necessary question to ask before buying anything. I would like to say that each time the answer is “I want it,” I turn away without purchasing it. Most of the time, I do. The bigger picture of financial freedom is more important to me. I have never been one to splurge willy-nilly, mind you. Usually the wants are small ones. But those small wants, for some people, can turn into great big debt monsters. I think…

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cash crone, jetpack, wealth, wisdom, willpower, money, cash, dreams, future Money Mindsets 

Jetpack Dreams – a new budget envelope!

I still want a jetpack. Today’s NaBloPoMo blog prompt sent me back to the 60s. The prompt asked this question: Pretending you have the expertise to make the product a reality, what do you wish you could invent? I didn’t want to invent one, but I dreamed of having a personal jetpack. As a child, I watched the Jetsons. I believed, deep in my heart that I would see the day when we all had cute little space cars that turned into briefcases, and robots that helped us with our homework. And…

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Manifesting Money Money Management Money Mindsets 

Important things to remember on your way to financial freedom.

I have one TV program addiction. It doesn’t have anything to do with housewives or forensic detectives, or otherworldly beings. Not that there is anything wrong with enjoying and being dedicated to watching those programs.  I’m just not much of a TV watcher – I pulled the plug on cable a long time ago. Except for CBS Sunday Morning. The news magazine show debuted in 1979, and I am pretty sure I watched the very first one. Yes, I am that old. Charles Kurault hosted the show, starting the first…

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cash crone, wealth, wisdom, willpower, debt, veterans , saving Money Management Money Mindsets 

Honoring veterans on your road to wealth.

  I can’t let today pass without saying thank you to those who have offered service, and call for peace on all levels. Our lives are beautiful and unpredictable, and we all have been touched by someone who has selflessly put himself or herself on the line to protect others. The best way we can honor them is by practicing peace. Many of our veterans come back after their tours of duty to find a mountain of debt at home. Although the post-9/11 GI Bill was passed in 2008, approximately 40%…

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