Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Vice of “Making Do”

Show of hands:  who here thinks of “making do” as a good thing?  Now I can’t see through the computer, but I’m pretty sure that you’ve got a warm spot in your heart for “making do.”  It’s quintessentially American and has … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide To Saving Money

Do you want to save money but don’t know where to start?  Do you get confused by all the different and conflicting advice on saving money?  Never fear, in one short post I will show you how to save money.  … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – Cleo Fae Taplin

This last Saturday morning, Cleo Fae Taplin, mother to Cindy Conger, passed away after an extended illness.  Cindy asked that I write you to let you know what’s going on.  Here’s a link to Ms. Taplin’s memorial information and obituary, … Continue reading

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Zombie Bank Accounts – The Penny That Won’t Go Away

Sometimes an account just won’t die.  Here’s one subtle reason why your brokerage account may claw its way up out of its grave, and how to put it back in again.  Let’s learn from this poor soul’s experience. From Consumerist: … Continue reading

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The Term “Asset” Already Has a Definition, Thank You

I remember when I was a little kid, my Mom served me some canned peaches.  I was taken by the yellow color of the peach slices.  I told my Mom that, from now on, I would call canned peach slices … Continue reading

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Know Before You Owe: Student Loan Edition

Here’s your good citizenship opportunity for today:  check out the Know Before You Owe: Student Loans website hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and let them know your opinion on their idea for a simple, easy-to-compare financial aid shopping … Continue reading

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