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How to Write a Check

Back to Basics : How to Write a Check. I opened my first checking account when I was 16 years old. My parents insisted that I learn how to manage money, to write checks, and balance the register every month. Today, it’s rare to see someone use a checkbook or maintain the old-fashioned paper registers, even though they are still included in a new box of checks. Now we can make transactions over the internet and check our balance on the spot. A 2013 Federal Reserve study reports that in…

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Giving Old Bricks a New Life

During the demolition process of Eleven House’s interior, we removed two brick chimneys that were unsafe and unnecessary, now that we were going with electric heat and a pellet stove.     Taking it down We removed bricks from the roof level and tossed them to the hillside on the edge of the property. Then we removed the inside bricks and stacked them in the room that will eventually be a kitchen. They have been there ever since. I considered using them outside in the narrow part of the property….

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How to Keep Your Financial Footing During Tough Times

A major cash flow storm can have lasting impacts on your family finances. And since some costs are hard to predict, even well-prepared money managers are thrown off course by unexpected financial circumstances. Job loss, long and short-term disability leave, education, emergency repairs, medical expenses, and other concerns can make the family budget a little shaky. Fortunately, creative cost-cutting solutions can help restore balance, easing the impact of life’s unexpected financial blows. Every dollar should have a job, and effective money management is important. But lean times call for an even more focused financial approach. When exceptional challenges arise, your dedication and commitment to reduced…

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by Mike Petrucci, shopping, Hallothanksmas Money Management Uncategorized 

It’s Hallothanksmas season – merry trick or turkey!

Happy Hallothanksmas! Yes, it is that time of year. Department stores juggle the upcoming event of Halloween with fall decorations, Thanksgiving accessories, Hannukah and Christmas bells and baubles. It is a chaotic crash site  of celebration, with piles of candy corn mixing with tiny chocolate Santas. Nervous consumers fear that each sale on holiday fare is the last one, so they pile their carts with mini-lights, mennorahs, scarecrows, and sleighs. There is so much candy my teeth hurt just walking down the aisles. It is Hallothanksmas in all its glory. It’s…

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12 Ways Honeybees Can Teach You About Home

In my previous life, BBLE (Before Big Life Events), I kept honeybees. The honeybee was, and still is, one of my deepest passions, and each time I see one it makes me smile. Honeybees are social creatures with their lives centered on their home. The recent focus on the honeybee and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has caused more Americans to learn about – and appreciate – the hard-working insect. They are magical bits of sunshine, and we need them more than you know.  Every time I visited the honeybees, I came…

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