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13 Lucky – and Budget-Friendly Ways to Spend the Weekend

Today was a day that all paraskevidekatriaphobics dread. That long word is the scientific name for those who fear Friday the 13th. I think the day is lucky. The superstition may have taken hold in the early 1300s, when Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of Knights of the Templar. Not so lucky for the knights. No one knows for certain, but today the day is considered unlucky for some.     If you believe the day holds terrible things, it will. If you believe it can be a magical…

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5 sources to help you stay frugal.

    Friday was my last day at Job #3. Although it didn’t last as long as I had originally planned, I am happy it has ended. I have found that 17-hour work days leave little time for cleaning my home, laundry, eating, sleeping, and comprehending the world around me. I was a living zombie the last few weeks. But I  banked some money by practicing frugal habits, and Job #3 paychecks were directly deposited into my Financial Freedom account. I could have used some of this money to pay…

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Einstein, a cat in a box, and wealth.

A dear friend wrote to me this morning, and he included an excerpt of his journal that mentioned Einstein and his Gedankenexperiment, “ideas that he twirled around in his head rather than in a lab… This is the way my thoughts whirl in the early morning.” Thought Experiments Gedankenexperimente, or  Gedankenexperiment (meaning “thought experiment” in German), describes a conceptual approach to theory instead of actual experiments, including his work with the theory of relativity. In other words, Einstein sometimes used thought to understand the world. Thought experiments were used by other…

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I had no idea my parents were a part of my financial future.

My dad left school when he was 16. It was 1935. His father was very ill and could no longer work. So Dad found work at a potato house, sewing that thick string into the tops of 5-lb. bags of potatoes. But when he heard that a local earthmoving company was hiring, he quickly put in an application. He was hired (the youngest ever to be hired there at the time) and began moving up in the company, while earning his high school diploma and two engineering degrees at night….

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Comb your hair, say cheese, and invest your money.

  Today was picture day for the kids I care for (job number 2).  Oldest Boy was excited; he kept adjusting his new button-down shirt and checking his hair in the mirror. He chatted about poses and hair gel. Youngest Boy…not so much. He whined about wearing the new, hard to button shirt and the scratchy long pants. He slammed the bathroom door and cried, saying he would not be able to play at recess or participate in gym class. We worked through it. I told him I understood his…

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