debt Budget Savvy Credit Cards Money Management 

10 steps to reducing credit card debt in 2016

Wow. The year 2015 may have been the year of the sheep – gentle and calm – but it was a fast one! But the last part of the year was definitely more focused, and I laid in a course for a better money blueprint. I worked to reduce my credit card debt and bring in more money to save for investments. This past week, I paid off credit card number 2! Yeehaw! An insurance check from an accident arrived, and it was deposited in the bank. But after careful…

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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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Gift Giving Seasonal 

Don’t Go Sour on Saving – National Pickle Day

Pucker up! It’s National Pickle Day! That little fruit (yep, it is officially a fruit) that sits quietly in the jar in your refrigerator is a legend. Cleopatra allegedly crunched them. Amerigo Vespucci peddled them. Elvis fried them. A Dutchman named William Beukelz gets the credit for the name “pickle,” although it seems he pickled fish and not cucumbers. But who are we to question? Shakespeare did it for us, writing in The Tempest, ” How camest thou in this pickle?” According to Pickle Packers Intl. Inc., Americans are crazy about pickles,…

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