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I’m… guessing?

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

One of the funnier moments in the film, “Robin Hood: Men In Tights,” is when Blinkin, Robin’s blind former servant, is perched high in a tree looking for strangers trying to enter their camp. Robin Hood shouts, “Blinkin! What are you doing?” Blinkin replies, “I’m... guessing? I guess no one’s coming?” When it comes to budgets, it’s easy to be blind to your spending. But you don’t want to be like [...]

Sneaky budget techniques

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

My aunt decided to trim her household budget, so instead of sending her favorite dress to the dry cleaners, she washed it by hand. She proudly said to her husband, “Look... we’re seven dollars richer because I washed this dress by hand!” Her husband replied, “Good. Wash it again!” It would be fantastic if all it took was a little elbow grease to keep money in our pockets. A [...]

How to make your financial resolutions stick

By |January 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Isn’t it funny that a popular New Year’s resolution is to get thin— yet we’d also like to “fatten up” our bank accounts? If your checking account looks a little scrawny, you’re not alone. Spending less and saving more is one of the “Top Ten” New Year’s resolutions every year. After setting a budget, look for ways to cut costs or make extra money. Here are some tips for [...]

Ready to be in financial shape for 2020?

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

After the holiday season, you might have over-indulged when it came to food and drink. January brings with it a flurry of resolutions to tighten up that belt... straighten up, and fly right. But what about your finances? Did you overspend? Buy stuff that you discovered was cheaper elsewhere? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nine of the 10 largest components of household spending increased during 2018. The [...]

Re: Resolutions

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

We’re now safely into the New Year… and one question I’m sure you’re either getting asked or asking yourself is this: “How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions?” I won’t pry. Instead, I thought I share a few pithy quotes on the subject of our annual ritual of self-improvement.  Enjoy: “I'm resolving to just wing it and see what happens.” ― Bill Watterson “There is nothing magical about [...]

Snow Day!

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

What’s every child’s favorite two words in Winter? “SNOW DAY!” There’s nothing better when you’re a kid to get the happy news of the unexpected gift of a day off from school. It meant a day free from pencils, books, dirty looks, and instead offered cartoons, games, and snowball fights in the great outdoors. The desire for as many “SNOW DAYS” as possible led to the creation of a [...]

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