Thursday, February 25, 2010

The right place at the right time....has its benefits!

Being informed of little things can make life a little easier.  For instance, knowing the right time to take a restroom break from a movie without missing the best part of the movie, or the best time to grocery shop, or taking a walk. 

The Scouts saying "Be prepared" can't be more relevant in this case.  At the movies it is almost a guarantee that you will visit the restroom at some point.  However, it seems that the "some point" happens when the drama in the movie starts.  Now you can avoid that annoyance by simply going to to find lists of movies along with time suggestions for taking a break before the action begins. 

Who would have ever believed that it is a perfect time to shop online! states that the best times to shop online are on Wednesday and Thursdays to find the biggest saviings on the average.  Retailers put new items on sale those days as well.

Finally, the best time to grocery shop is Wednesday specified by the Supermarket Association.  This is day was reported to be the least crowded, more selection and shelves are packed.  But hold on a minute, Urban areas best time to shop is on Sunday and Mondays. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

In the market for new appliances? Here is another savings tip for you@

Yet again, I have researched another way to save you money in Illinois!  Illinois ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program is a great way to upgrade your ancient appliances, at the same time, save you plenty of money in the long haul.  You can save on washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, furnaces, boilers, refrigerators, and freezers beginning on April 16-April 25, 2010.  On their website, you can determine how much money you can save, if you switched from your exsisting appliances to an Energy Star appliance.   If you want more information, please go to  or contact 877-782-7005.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cut back on your grocery bill.

Everyone that knows me knows that I like saving a buck or too.  With that being said, I have found another way to save on your grocery bills. 
  • Use search engine for coupons for regulary purchased items.  
  • Look at the bottom shelves for better bargains.
  • Shop at warehouses like Sams Club/Costco for items that you know you will  definitely use in the future (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates...etc.)
  • Don't forget to ask for Senior discounts if you are a senior. 
  • Catch sales from newspaper ads
I hope this helps you to spend  less on your grocery bill.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Slash your monthly Bills!!!!!!!!!!!!

This site is a beautiful thing.  Simply give information about your current billing and they will assess the situation to find out how they can shrink your monthly bills.  I was able to trim my cell phone bill by $10.00.  Not much.....but I can use the extra $$$.  Now its your turn to try it.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

One look at this gallery and you will be amazed.  These pictures of nature are mind blowing.  Click on the link below and be floored.  Truly a gift.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Doubting your career choice? Take this short test to find out what career is good for you. issues a test that can direct you on your next carerr path.  I just love this simple test! Just for my own curiosity, I needed to know if I chose a career that is compatible with my current.  Guess what!  This test was accurate! Remember in order to get true results, you must answer the short questionnaire HONESTLY! 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Question of the day: Would you rat out your boss if he were cheating Uncle Sam?

Do you know that Uncle Sam is paying you to snitch on your boss, landlord, neighbor or father-in-law? According to the MSN website, the IRS will pay you to inform Uncle Sam of the cheaters' shinanigans. Yeah of course you could be fired, evicted, or ostrasized if your either of them found out, but you will be a lot richer. Supposedly, you are giving Uncle Sam an annonymous tip. So maybe he/she won't find out. This article continues to state that the tax fraud, including penalties, interest and possessions must add up to at least $2 million. If it is an individual committing the fraud, they have to earn $200,000 annually. Before you decide what to do, first ask yourself if it is worth it? Is it okay to cheat the government if you're poor? Ha! Ha! Don't do it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Numerous women are faced with the dillema to work or become a stay at home mom. Some women are forced to become a stay at home mom because of lack of resources to assist them with their kids. If you are a single without relatives, you are up a creek without a paddle. It isn't worth going to work for a minimum wage paying job trying to manage the paycheck for child care, transportation and other necessary expenses. In essence, they are forced to be a stay at home mom. But you can still earn a paycheck. Companies like Alpine Access and Live Ops offer stay at home moms opportunities to make at least $9.00 per hour. I know it isn't much money, but considering that you are home with your kids, and you don't have to commute makes it worth checking.

Now of course there are some stipulations, but its workable. You can be an asset to the company if you have prior customer service experience, as well as,with the necessary home office equipment to get you started. I say that it is worth a try. It's a wonderful idea to have the pleasure to be with your kids, save money and work! Now that's a triple threat!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Do you have an emergency savings fund?

During these economic times, it is especially difficult to save. However, this is exactly the reason you need to have money set aside for future downturns. Start by trimming your monthly expenses. Maybe you can stop purchasing lunches for restaurants and prepare a lunch instead. By doing so, you can save $5-$10 a day, which translates to $25-$50 a week or $100-$200 a month. You can save $1000-$2400 a year. What if you are the type of person who thinks that it is impossible for you to stop buying a lunch everyday, then consider every other day to save a few extra bucks. Another way you can save money is to try to increase your income by selling merchandise on ebay or a blog. This is a more positive system to begin saving without feeling restricted from budgeting. Have you considered taking surveys or participating in focus groups? This might be an alternative to pocket extra $$$. It is important to save at least $500 in case an emergency may arise. Use some of these tactics to increase your savings.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Free breakfast at Denny's happening again this year.

Do you enjoy eating at Denny's restaraunt? Well, if you do, you will love it even more so on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 between the hours 6am to 2pm. Denny's is giving their Grand Slam breakfast away for free. Yummy... two eggs, two bacon, two pancakes and two sausages. I

Thursday, February 4, 2010

What? Beyonce's mom and dad are divorcing! After filling for a divorce, Mrs. Knowles was spotted danceing with a much younger man! Get your swirl on! The website Bossip says she didn't leave his side either. That's right! Keep your options open! These days women need to broaden their horizons to younger men.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Did you watch the Grammy's?

Can anyone tell me the highlights of the Grammy's? I missed it last night. There was a time when I use to anxiously await its appearance. Needless to say, that doesn't happen anymore. After watching it for many years, it becomes redundant. When you are older, the stars you want to see aren't in the limelight anymore. Maybe that is why certain award shows lure its older viewers by conducting the older celebrities with lifetime achievement awards. Anywho, enlighten me about the specifics.

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