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Preparation

It's impossible to prepare for EVERY scenario. You must simply prepare to be prepared...that starts with a plan! Remember: THINK...PLAN...DO!

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Education Expenses

Did you know that parents who pay tuition for their children's higher education, in most cases, are eligible for some sort of education tax credits. Those who must deplete their savings for this reason should take care to record the amounts paid for their tax records. The credits for these expense...

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Energy Efficient Things To Do In A Weekend

Did you know that your showerhead could fill a 1 gallon bucket in about 20 seconds! Consider a new WaterSense (labeled) showerhead. You could save more than 2, 300 gallons of water a year (according to the EPA). This project would cost you about 15 minutes and somewhere between $10 - 60. Check o...

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Hugs

Sometimes that hug or recognition is not always available or readily given out by others...so you have to think well of yourself...every morning when you get up sit up straight on the bedside...put your left hand on you right shoulder and your right hand on your left shoulder and hold that position...

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Hugs

Sometimes we look to others for 'approval.' We all sometimes look to others for comfort...when ultimately there are those times when we must give kudos to ourselves...and that's okay. When we find some level of acceptance in ourselves, we can then find acceptance in others. Remember ...sometimes...

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Exercise Your Mind!

Everything today is "instant." When is the last time you read a good book? Not out os necessity, but out for pleasure? Studies show that avid readers and people who engage in mind challenging activities are less likely to develop dementia than those who don't!

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Should this be a secret?

To stay motivated...DREAM OUT LOUD!!! If you can see it, you can do it!

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Do you! Often!

It's okay to be selfish...focus on you! Go ahead it's okay! "To thine ownself be true."

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You're Saving That For What?

It's approaching the end of summer and it's time to get rid of things you have accumulated since...If you haven't used it in ummmm let's say two years...you probably won't! Pass it on, give it away, donate it, or have a garage sale but GET RID OF IT! You know if you have ever started a ...

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Follow the "Golden Rule"

"Treat others as you would treat yourself."

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