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Not-so-Smart Advice on Pinching Pennies

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

When it comes to saving money, there’s a ton of commonly held beliefs and practices that are downright dangerous to your wealth, your health, and your peace of mind. Here’s just a places where “pinching pennies” can actually cost you big time: Regular Car Maintenance – look, no one enjoys going to the auto shop for an oil change, tire rotation, or much of anything else. But keeping your [...]

WW1 Slang-isms

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ever wonder where certain words came from? It can be a fascinating exercise. And to save you a trip to the Oxford English Dictionary, here’s a short list of common phrases whose origins in World War 1 you may never have known. For example: Basket Case – today we use this phrase to refer to someone who consistently makes dumb mistakes or fumbles under pressure. But the term has a [...]

Play-Doh, DUH!

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

It’s amazing how a simple smell can take you back in time. Want proof? Head to the store, buy a package of Play-Doh, and open up a can. Close your eyes and take a whiff. I’m betting that fragrance time-travels you back to childhood to a happy place where you’re surrounded by a menagerie of Play-Doh creations… Dinosaurs. Airplanes. Foods.  All colors, sizes, and shapes. That special “Play-Doh” aroma has captured [...]

“Squirrel!”

By |November 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Remember the Pixar movie “Up”? One of its most memorable running gags involved Doug the talking dog and his uncanny ability to spot a squirrel at any moment, drop everything, and scamper after the critter – no matter what else was happening. Apparently, this inability to maintain focus struck a common nerve, and today the cry of “Squirrel!” gets used by just about everyone. And why not? In today’s [...]

“Hit the road, Jack…”

By |November 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The golden oldie “Hit the Road, Jack” still speaks to me. It’s not just the tune, which remains catchy even after all these decades. It’s the sentiment – after all, who doesn’t like the idea of taking a fun trip to the great, beckoning yonder-hood. But where to go? As Shakespeare would say, “Aye, there’s the rub.” There’s so much to see when traveling the United States… so many [...]

Home again, Home again

By |November 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Quick question… How do you really feel about your morning commute? Answer honestly. If you’re like millions (possibly 10s even 100s of millions), the time spent on the way to work every day is at best drudgery, at worst a nightmare. That’s why more and more people are demanding the freedom to work at least part of the time from their homes. According to a recent article on Forbes.com, [...]

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