Monthly Archives: March 2012

I Hate Parking from Aaron Jacobs at Flickr

47 More Things We Hate Spending Our Hard Earned Money On

In the first week of this month I participated in Blogelina’s 100 comments on my blog post event.  I composed a post entitled 10 Things We Hate Spending Our Hard Earned Money On and I actually had only nine items. I asked my readers and new visitors to please comment and let me know what they hate to spend their hard earned money on. I had a lot of comments and after it was all said and done, 48 more… Read the rest
Pile of Credit Cards

Accepting Credit Cards in a Small Business

My husband’s business is still alive, but we’ve had to make some big changes.  For one thing, we have decided that the distance he is willing to drive must be reduced dramatically.  From the beginning when he started his business, he would take any job no matter how far away.  On some jobs that meant more than 100 miles from our home.  People complain about trip charges – one repeat client actually said “It’s not my fault you moved all… Read the rest
Endless Shopping Carts by Waldec

9 Ways to Avoid Shopping Sprees and Save Money

Let’s face it. Shopping sure is tempting. You cruise along a Wal-Mart aisle, spot that latest version of Halo 3 you always wanted, and bam! It’s in your shopping cart. Turn an aisle, see a nice piece of pottery that might fit well with your wife’s gardening collection, and it too is in your shopping cart in a matter of seconds.  Here are 9 tips to help you spend less and avoid a shopping spree. Store employees are hazardous to… Read the rest
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I Just Lost $7,889

So yeah, about that nearly $8000 that I recently lost.  Well, I guess you can’t really say that I lost it because it was technically taken from me by my employer. Wait, that’s not exactly correct either.  My employer would have been happy to keep showing how much vacation I had accrued but our new auditor this year decided to make us compliant.  Hey, that’s what auditors are for, right?   I work for a non-profit agency and we pay our… Read the rest