cash crone, wisdom plus willpower equal wealth, Credit Cards Money Management 

Stop swiping – and start saving!

Let’s talk about credit card debt. Although I will focus on older Americans – because I am one – the information is important to everyone. That little plastic card can solve problems, or make them. It can create remedies, or it can cause financial illness. Card-carrying Boomers The older generation was trained to keep quiet about money problems. It was a personal problem, kept within families. Money – or the lack of it – was treated like a clackity old skeleton in the closet.  As a result, many of us thought we…

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side jobs, winter, holiday Fix It or Make It Money Mindsets Seasonal 

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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side jobs, winter, holiday Manifesting Money Side Jobs 

12 Ways to Earn Extra Money This Holiday Season – Side Jobs

As you know, I take on a number of side jobs to earn money and help pad the monthly bottom line. Most of my income from side jobs goes to my Financial Freedom account, which is growing every day – penny by penny, but still growing. Every penny has a purpose. Even when I am not working, I am thinking of ideas that could work into work. Or thinking of workable ways to create income. I’m slightly obsessed. When Bill Spaid is here, I put a lot of chores on the back…

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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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Money Management Travel Deals 

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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