personal finance

Putting Together an Emergency Kit

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Putting Together an Emergency Kit

We're finally putting together an earthquake emergency kit. I'm not sure what took us so long, but after a few significant shakes these past 6-months, we've decided it's necessary - or at least a good idea.

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How to Budget on a Once a Month Pay Cycle

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How to Budget on a Once a Month Pay Cycle

Most people get paid bi-monthly on the 1st or 15 of a month or every two weeks. However, some of us get paid only once a month. Now, there are some benefits to getting paid only once a month like having a huge wad of cash deposited into your bank account and feeling quite "rich" on that particular day.

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Back and Forth on Rent Versus Buy

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Back and Forth on Rent Versus Buy

Should I buy? Should I continue renting? If I lived in a city where there was a clear choice, this wouldn't be such a dilemma. However, living in a suburb of Los Angeles makes it a distressing, hair-pulling decision.

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Not Your Average Residential Park Model

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Not Your Average Residential Park Model

West Coast Homes has created a park model pre-fab that's anything but bland in design. Keeping with the traditional footprint of a mobile home (long and rectangular), their park model offers a cottage feel with the option to add a loft and deck turning a mobile home into a cozy cabin.

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Crowdfunding Sites for Everyone

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Crowdfunding Sites for Everyone

Have a terrific idea or need donations to improve your organization? Crowdfunding sites can fill that need.

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Ways to Save on Products

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Ways to Save on Products

Over the past couple of years, as my cats have become elderly felines, I've upgraded their food and litter. The food upgrade was really one of necessity - my cats just can't digest less expensive foods filled with grains anymore.

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Quarterly Goal Update – Going Strong

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Quarterly Goal Update – Going Strong

Here I am in the second quarter of the year and so far, my goals are shaping up nicely (for the most part...but more on that below). This year, I decided to make my goals more management (aka smaller) and limit myself to shorter time lines, hence the quarter business.

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Everybody Needs a Budget

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Everybody Needs a Budget

It's easy to think that only "average" income earners need to create a budget to be financially competent, but that's definitely not the case. According to a story on CNN's Money website, NFL players are susceptible to finishing their careers flat broke.

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Your Life Can Control You or You Can Control Your Life

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Your Life Can Control You or You Can Control Your Life

These past couple of months the notion of taking control of life has definitely been in the forefront of my ideas. Not so much because of my own personal lifestyle, I actually feel like I'm in control and make decisions that get me to where I need to be, but mostly because I'm in a position where I hear people blame everything under the sun for their own problems or their children's.

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Remodeling Tools – Choosing The Right Tools For Home Improvement Projects

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Remodeling Tools – Choosing The Right Tools For Home Improvement Projects

Choosing the right tools for your home improvement or other remodeling projects is an important step in the overall process. There's an old adage in the construction business: The right tool makes the job easy.

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