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April Recap And What’s Up For May

» by April 28th, 2009 at 7:17 am » Comments (0)

I have to admit I really enjoyed writing this month’s posts. I hope you enjoyed reading them as much. So this month was all about being professional in your business, keeping work separate from personal, and not falling into the trap of treating your business like a hobby. When running your own business, organization is […]

Hot Topic Time: The Octomom

» by April 25th, 2009 at 7:34 am » Comments (0)

Usually I try to avoid psuedocelebrity media stories but I was instantly attracted to this story because it involves children. Television and the Internet are abuzz with talk about Nadya Suleman, aka the Octomom. In the even you have managed to dodge the media frenzy about Nadya, I’ll give you a quick summary. The Octomom recently […]

Friday’s Frugal Fact: Saving Paper With The Computer

» by April 24th, 2009 at 7:09 am » Comments (0)

I’m a list person. I’m forever writing lists to remind me what to do, who to call, when to get it done and what  I need to buy. As you can imagine all this list making uses up a lot of paper. Even though I recycle paper, using less is better. Luckily there are several […]

Thursday Thirteen: The 13 Most Inspiration Movies

» by April 23rd, 2009 at 8:53 am » Comments (0)

I love a good movie. I especially enjoy movies that lift my spirits or make me aware of a problem and motivates me to get off my butt and do something. Here’s a list of thirteen movies that never fail to inspire me. An Inconvenient Truth – Any doubt about the reality of global warming […]

Hot Topic Time: The Financial Crisis

» by April 21st, 2009 at 8:51 am » Comments (0)

Everyone everywhere is talking about the recession, the housing crisis, the bailouts and in general the lousy financial environment right now. And pretty much everyone is feeling the pinch. Personally I’ve known too many people who’ve lost their jobs – people no one would have expected to lose a job. Career people who were high […]

Making Quality Time When You Don’t Have Quantity Time

» by April 19th, 2009 at 9:45 am » Comments (0)

Many parents state staying at home with their kids as a major reason for deciding to work from home. While it might save you the cost of daycare, it won’t allow you to spend all day playing and reading stories. As I’ve said before, working from home is a full-time (or more) job. So how do […]

Friday’s Frugal Fact: Buy Off Season

» by April 17th, 2009 at 8:16 am » Comments (1)

Except in rare circumstances, I never pay full price for anything. I use coupons, shop sales and browse clearance racks. I love clearance racks. Buying off season can allow you to get twice as much for your money as you normally would. For example I recently bought a pair of Hello Kitty shoes for my […]

Thursday Thirteen: 13 Quickie Dinners For Busy Days

» by April 16th, 2009 at 8:11 am » Comments (0)

Moms are busy people and sometimes getting dinner on the table is a near impossible feat. But before you pick up that phone and order pizza or Chinese, try one of these quick, budget-friendly recipes Chicken And Rice – Originally a slow-cooker recipe I have found it works just as well in the oven. All […]

Social Networking: Separating Business From Pleasure

» by April 14th, 2009 at 3:11 pm » Comments (0)

With the popularity of social networking sites, people can have active social lives without ever leaving their homes. Business minded individuals can make professional contacts, joint ventures, find clients, find jobs, or market themselves or their Internet companies. Unfortunately people behind a computer screen tend to let their guard down and behave in ways they […]

Separating Work Expenses From Personal Expenses

» by April 12th, 2009 at 8:19 am » Comments (0)

I work from home on somewhat a small scale. All I really use on a daily basis is my computer, some paper and a couple of writing implements. For a long time I felt I wasn’t bringing in enough money to warrant opening a separate bank account or separating work purchases from personal purchases. I […]