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Challenges, Challenges ! !

I am always on the “hunt” for new ways to save money. There are some important lessons from my years as a Single Mom that I still use today. I was in search of something that would make an impact on our financial life for years to come.

My online research led me to the blog Living Well Spending Less and was immediately “sucked in”,  I learned about the 31-day Living Well Spending Zero challenge beginning October 1 and I figured what could it hurt?!  So, here we are ! ! I plan to provide a mid-point and month-end review of my experience and what I learned.

If you are interested, click on the above link and check it out.

until next time . . .

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Pics of the Month: Sept.

As Autumn approaches – a time of crisp air, cozy sweaters and all things Pumpkin. Let’s take a moment to say farewell to Summer.  Here are some memories from the past month.

This Is Not Your Father’s Pontiff. This Pope Is Awesome!


The “Rock Star” Pope

Originally posted on For Why??!!:

In case you didn’t know it…I’m not Catholic.

At the same time..I have been transfixed to my TV when Pope Francis has been the focus of camera lenses during his trip — his very first — to the United States.  From Washington, DC to New York City to Philadelphia, crowds have followed Francis wherever he’s been.   FOX News Radio gave me the honor of being in Philly for the final leg.  From my vantage point, the appeal he’s had I can only be described as  “rock-star status”.

Let’s not forget — this is a 78-year-old man.

And yet..whenever he seemed like he was falling victim to fatigue, he encountered a crowd or interacted with a child — and it energized him again.


It was amazing to watch.

Then there are the words he left with us.  He imparted very carefully chosen words about war, global cooperation and climate change.  He…

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