Ways to Improve your Writing Skills

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Expressing your thoughts in the form of words is probably, the easiest thing one can imagine to do. But when it comes down to putting those thoughts into meaningful words and sentences, is when you realize that it is indeed, a tough task. A good writer has the ability to keep his/her readers engaged throughout. […]

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All good things must come to an end…It was a good run while it lasted…RIP Encyclopedia Britannica print edition

Childhood….Ahhh those were the days of no responsibility where my only recollection of money was that my parents had it and I needed it to buy candy or that new toy.  But what I do remember as a youth was that my parents subscribed to Encyclopedia Britannica.  I asked my mom a while back how they ended up with the encyclopedias and she gave me the spiel where a salesman came door to door saying something about how it was going to be the way of the future.  They had just had me as their first child and they didn’t want me to be left behind as everyone else was subscribing. Well, Encyclopedia Britannica is calling their 2010 print edition of the famed 32 volume print edition its last.   … [Read More...]

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Shhh…. What do you think of that B*****?

Now that I have your attention, you are probably scratching your head wondering why that would be on a personal finance website.  Shame on you for thinking that!! What would your mother say?  The word is in the news all over the world now.  That magical word is BUDGET.  The congressional budget, state budget, city budget, your personal budget, budget for that trip, some websites use that as part of their web address...this budget that budget... What in the world does the word budget even mean?  According to my good friends over at Merriam Webster here are the origins of budget: Middle English bowgette, from Middle French bougette, diminutive of bouge leather bag, from Latin bulga, of … [Read More...]

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Side Hustle: The Real Mobile Hot Spot

The bulk of us that read and blog have regular full time jobs.  Many of us do this for fun or as a side hustle trying to make some passive income.  I have been an avid reader for a few years and have seen some interesting side hustles over at Budgets Are Sexy side hustle series.  This one that I am about to tell you about takes the cake.   A New York marketing firm, Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s Labs (BBH), created a stir at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) recently.  The festival held in Austin, Texas is geared towards bringing the eclectic music of Austin to the rest of the world.  Now that we are in the technology age where we feel the need to be constantly … [Read More...]

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From My Frugal Side: 5 ways to cut costs in the bathroom

I don’t know where this one came from.  I was sitting there yesterday thinking (not thinking in the bathroom) and I started rattling off ways to save some money in the bathroom.  These ideas are not going to require any major design changes to your bathroom.  Sure you look at the picture above and think where can I possibly save any money.  The bathroom is probably one of the most frequented locations in the house and these simple changes can add up over the year. Water Saver – add a water saving showerhead to your shower and this can cut up to 33% of your water consumption.  We added one of these to our rental unit and our unit and instantly began to notice our consumption go down.  With … [Read More...]

Week 5 Recap: A Month in and I am here to stay for the long haul!

Well here it is the Five For Friday.  Another week has come and gone and we continue to pump out the articles.  It has had its share of ups and downs over there past month and a half, from late nights to early mornings.  A lot of great comments and plenty of feedback received via email.  Thank you and keep those suggestions coming.  I really appreciate it.  Here is what I have been reading this past week that has really kept my interest and even provoked some commenting.  Homeownership may not be for everyone but here are some lessons learned.  Take a look at what Robert at My Multiple Incomes has to say.  I just found this blog this week and it is great a must read! A great blog that … [Read More...]

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The Peyton Manning Story: A few days short of that big bonus!

Peyton Manning – Franchise Quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts is a free agent.  I am not a regular follower of football but I have heard who this gent is.  Potentially the best quarterback to ever play in Indy or maybe best quarterback ever in all of football.  This article isn’t going to talk about all those statistics that he has amassed, but we really could because finance covers stats and various ratios.  If he was on the roster at the start of the league year he was to be owed $28 million dollars as a bonus.  Did you hear that right, a BONUS!!! I don’t know if you have been over to see J. Money at Budgets Are Sexy.  If you are over there check out his Million Dollar Club and … [Read More...]