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    4 Tips for Avoiding a Holiday Shopping Meltdown

    One of the most common difficulties associated with holiday shopping is the meltdown. At some point during the holiday season, you reach a point at which you can take no more of the insanity. The lines. The crowds. The endless displays fighting for your attention....

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    Using Sun Tzu – The Art of War to Fight Office Battles

    I consider Sun Tzu’s The Art of War to be my Career Bible of sorts. I received the book as a gift for my 19th birthday from a mentor. I’ve never let it go since. So yes, you heard it here first: I apply ancient...

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    5 Things I’ve Learned from my Husband’s Ironman

    I consider my husband and I active people. However, my husband is much more than active. He’s actually an athlete – he wouldn’t admit it as humble as he is. He started running about three years ago, but I remember how I laughed at him...

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    How To Take a Tax Deductible Trip

    This time of year is an exciting one for me. It’s a time of year when I do a lot of travel that is work related. I attend the Financial Blogger Conference, and I usually go to NMX at the beginning of the year. I...

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    Don’t forget to wash your reusable bags!

    Just a friendly reminder to everyone who uses reusable shopping bags (thank you!) to please hot wash them on a regular basis. This seems to only apply if you buy raw meats. Tests on shoppers’ bags revealed half contained traces of E.coli, a lethal toxin...

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    The Mary Kay Black and Pink World: Would I recommend it?

    After reviewing The Approach, How it Operates in 15 Points and My Own Experience, time to conclude on this series has come! Will I recommend it to you dear readers? Did I make money as an Independent Consultant? –>How to resume the Mary Kay Black...

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    Would You Give Up What You Like to Pinch Pennies?

    One of the tenets of the frugality movement is that little expenses can add up. Over time, the pennies you pinch could make you rich. While I don’t have a problem with penny-pinching and frugality if that’s your thing, I do struggle with the concept...

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    What did you receive for your college graduation?

    When I graduated, I received major pressure from my mother to attend my graduation (I skipped it, as I find ceremonies horribly boring). In contrast, everyone else in my family was in favour of me SKIPPING my graduation, getting pictures taken on the near-empty college...

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    The Mary Kay Black and Pink World: My Own Experience

    Up to now in the series, I discussed The Approach of Mary Kay and How it Operates in 15 Points. It’s now time to have a look at My Own Experience as a Mary Kay Independent Consultant from July 2009 to November 2009. I’ve seen...

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    One Person’s “Waste” is Worth the Expense to Someone Else

    Not too long ago, I read an amusing post written by Kevin at Thousandaire in response to a comment from someone who called him “crazy” and indicated that he had lost all credibility as a PF blogger because he plans to spend $20,000 on a wedding....

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