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Make cookies, not war.

C is for Cookie The incredible, edible cookie! The month of October is dedicated to this favorite sweet treat. “There is a very strong emotional link for so many people which is why cookies are a comfort food,” says Brette Sember, author of Cookie: A Love Story: Fun Facts, Delicious Stories, Fascinating History, Tasty Recipes, and More About Our Most Beloved Treat.  “They are a true American food – the modern concept of them was born here and is an expression of American ingenuity.” Sember tells us that the fortune cookie…

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cash crone, restaurant, budget, dining Money Management 

Restaurant dining on a budget? It can be done!

  I like to eat at home instead of eating at a restaurant.   I know what is in every bite – and what isn’t. Like MSG, hormones, and corn (I am allergic to corn and it is used in hundreds of products).   I can also eat at home and spend less money than if I made a habit of eating out.   Bill Spaid likes to eat out every now and then. And when we visited Toronto over the holidays, we took a cooler but had to eat…

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Money Management 

5 Ways to Stop Overspending

The holidays have passed, and you have overspent again. Who knows why it happens, but it seems that what you have is never enough. You want things. You need things. So you spend without thought of the future, or even the present – you are making purchases that go beyond your income.     Reasons you may be overspending:   Everyone else has one. The television screams that you need the new car, the fancy jewelry, or the giant TV screen that just went on sale. School children come home and insist…

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Food Budget Challenge Update!

  Last week’s self-imposed Food Budget Challenge forced me to take a look at my spending habits in the kitchen, and come up with creative ways to use it up, make it do, or do without. I realized I was in a pretty good position to spend a fraction of the $300 allotted in my budget this month. And I had to come to grips with my biggest food habit.     Coffee. Because this is not a starvation food challenge (and I count doing without coffee as starving, Cronies),…

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You can have fun this fall without spending a dime – hunt for leaf goblins!

Woooooo – Fall is Here! This morning I went hunting for goblins. It is a tradition for my sons and I. We look for elusive little faces in the fallen leaves, search for eyes and profiles and comical looks among the scattered bits of color. Yes, those perfect, colorful leaves of red, yellow, and orange are the dreams of some. But most often we bag the best goblins among the crisp brown leaves that few acknowledge. For subscribers who may not receive the post pictures in the mailing, click on to…

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