Motivation

My “Not-Resolutions” For 2007

I resolve NOT: To worry about my creditors… (I’m debt free) To worry about losing my job… (I have an emergency fund) To try and buy my happiness… (I have a great family, a great wife, and two great kids) To spend more than I make… (I have a budget) To judge others based on their appearance… (Most rich people live frugally, drive used cars, and have modest homes) If you are making resolutions for the new year, please consider debt-reduction, saving money, and planning for your financial future. Then, in 2008, you will have some “Not-Resolutions” of your own. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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Noted

5 Things You Didn’t Know About NCN

I’ve been “tagged” by My Open Wallet. Thanks MOW! 1. I cannot write in cursive. (I left my regular class for “Gifted” during the time when my fellow classmates were learning to write cursive. So, I learned about presidents, planets, and chemisty. But, I can’t hand write a pretty note.) 2. I’ve never been further west than Alabama. Seriously. 3. I play golf. My lowest score for 18? 74 4. My favorite food? Kosher dill pickles dipped in ketchup and mustard. 5. My wife and my sister have the same first name. (No southern-jokes allowed! They are two different people!) For 2 years, before my sister got married, they had the same first AND last names. 6. (Bonus) I hate…

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Nevermind

Non PF Project: I’m Building A Shed (Storage Building)

My dad has a construction business. (He’s a one-man building machine. He can do EVERYTHING, from framing a house to building fine cabinetry.) Me? I can hang a picture frame… maybe. But, ever the glutton for punishment, I have decided to build a shed, by myself, in our backyard. Why? 4 reasons: I need a place to keep my lawn mower, air compressor, etc. I need a place to store old toys, junk, etc. Half of the shed will function as a play-house for my kids. I need want to see if I can actually do it. I called my dad and he gave me the brief walk-through. (If you are a teenager and you happen across my blog, PAY…

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