Monthly Archives: April 2010

This one really couldn’t be much easier….if you have school-aged children, make an effort to help at that school. This can mean different things for different people.  For some, simply joining the PTA and making that one-time donation is about all that you can handle time-wise…but it does, of course, cost money (Here the membership fee was $5 per parent). For others, time is an easier way to help out.  You can join your schools’ community council.  You can offer […]

Do a Good Deed – Volunteer At Your Childs’ School

“Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. “       -George S. Patton  “Adventure is worthwhile.”        -Amelia Earhart  “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”        -Joshua J. Marine

Thoughtful Thursday – Challenges

So, I had my scope done today.  The results are in, it’s official:  I have an ulcer. Oh, wait…that’s not right. I have THREE ulcers! Cool huh?  I know it’s not really cool, but bear with me, I’m still a little drugged up and feeling happy and loopy.  And knowing that I have not one, but three ulcers, makes me feel pretty justified in spending the money to go to the doctor.  Does anyone do that?  Feel guilty about going […]

The Results Are In…

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Love Thy Neighbor There are so many cheap, fun, and EASY ideas to build a better relationship with your neighbor(s)!  Brightening someone’s day with a simple gesture can make a world of difference for someone, and it’s SO easy to do.  Here are a couple of ideas I’ve done with/for neighbors: – Buy a bunch of grapes (or pick a bunch from your garden) and deliver them with a note:  You’re a GRAPE neighbor”  Lame huh?  And yet so fun […]

Do a Good Deed Day!

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In this age of digital budgeting and spending, it’s easy to forget this simple, yet extremely important aspect of budgeting:  Balancing your checkbook.  If you’ll take 15 minutes to balance your checking account, you’ll stay on top of your budget and avoid bounced checks and overdraft fees. Head on over here  to read an article by Dave Ramsey sharing tips and advice for balancing your checkbook!

Frugal Friday – Balancing your Checkbook