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Piggy Bank Wow

I have two kids, ages 6 and 2, respectively. My kids have piggy banks in their rooms where we (they) put their birthday/Christmas money. Well, I wanted to put this money to work, so I took it out of the piggy banks. WOW: Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars! My kids have more cash money NOW, at ages 6 and 2, than I did 2 years ago as a 29 year old man. This money will go into our general savings, and we will use it for their yearly portraits. (Quick note: This is a tradition in our family. We have portraits of our kids made each year, so the money that was in their banks was given to them by…

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Happy New Year!

I hope all of you had a great Christmas, and that you are preparing yourself for a great new year. Remember, you must prepare for the victories in your life! So far, I have not received any paychecks for the new year, so any further debt reduction will have to wait for a little bitty while. I am so excited to know that by the end of January, I will be debt free. Check out the update on my weight loss. My initial goal is to lose 56 pounds, and so far I have lost 10. I am excited about this number. I joined Weight Watchers, and I have yet to feel hungry or tired. I think that the first…

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Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me

Have you ever stopped to evaluate your life? Not just your job or your home or your possessions, but your LIFE? What is precious to you? Your automobile, your furniture, your paycheck, your retirement account? What really, really matters to you? Well, if you started listing what was important to you, you’d probably soon find that the real question is not “what” buy “who”. Who is precious to you? Your spouse, your children, your grand-children? Perhaps a friend, or another relative? Maybe a person in your church or synagogue? Well, no matter “who” it is, you need to tell them how much you care about them. You need to find them, and put your arms around them, and remind them…

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