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In Praise of a Side Hustle

Money – we all need it, and the sad truth of hard cash is sometimes it runs short. Unexpected vehicle repair, illness, the kids suddenly grew 6 inches taller and everybody needs a wardrobe update – you need money, fast. The best solution is to save for it, and I know you’re saying, how can … Continue reading In Praise of a Side Hustle

The Lowdown on Life Insurance

It's a fact of life, like living, or dying -- life insurance is a must if you have people, pets, or property you want to take care of when you're gone. Here's a quick and dirty primer on all things life insurance. Insurance is an umbrella term for a policy to provide payment in the … Continue reading The Lowdown on Life Insurance

Budget Buster: Preparing a Pantry

This isn’t one of those SHTF prepping articles, although it very well could be. The advice in them is simple, and harkens back to Grandma’s days – have a pantry in your home, filled with non-perishables and the basic ingredients of food you can prepare and enjoy cooking (note the last part – if you … Continue reading Budget Buster: Preparing a Pantry

5 easy ways to save BIG

home - money - life Got an unexpected expense? Holiday bills coming in? Planning to save for a home or holiday -- whatever the reason, you need extra cash, FAST. Here's my top five ways to save BIG TIME. Number One Don’t spend. Sounds simple, but take on a personal challenge – how long can … Continue reading 5 easy ways to save BIG