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Eyes on the Dollar 20/20 Roundup #23-Raised By Wolves

Happy Birthday to me today. I am getting this list together a little early so I hopefully won’t have to do any blogging on my birthday. Not that I don’t love it, but some days, you just need a break. We are going to see a program at the library today presented by Wolfwood, a hybrid wolf sanctuary. Since I love animal rescue, this is right up my alley, and there will be two wolf hybrid ambassadors to meet and greet. I can’t wait. I also get a night out with the family at my favorite Mexican restaurant. If they find out it’s my birthday, I’ll have to wear a sombrero while they sing a Mexican version of Happy Birthday.

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Girl Scout Cookies Cost How Much?

It’s the end of January. Do you know what that means? No, it isn’t yet time to pay taxes, start Christmas shopping, or begin working on that tan for swimsuit season. It’s Girl Scout Cookie time! Yes, beginning this Sunday, those adorable, smiling Girl Scouts will be out with a vengeance. They will have the color coded order forms with those mouth watering pictures of our favorites, like Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs. I admit, I have loved Girl Scout Cookies for as long as I can remember. My Mom used to come home with a big bag of them every year around this time. You have to admit, the Girl Scouts know how to market, but of course, as a reformed spending addict, I have to ask, “Girl Scout Cookies cost how much?” History of the Girl Scout Cookie Girl Scouts started selling cookies as early as 1917 as a way to raise money. Through the years, the process has evolved. Currently there are two licensed bakers that produce a maximum of eight varieties of cookies each season. It is mandatory that three of the varieties are Trefoils, Do- Si -Do’s and my favorite, Thin Mints. Girl Scout Cookie ...

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How To Make More Money

The following is a guest post. If you would like to submit a guest post, please read my policy and contact me. If you ask anyone what their goals are for a given year, there’s a good chance that “make more money” is going to be one of the most popular answers. Everyone wants to make more money, yet most people would prefer to not have to think about finding a new job in order to do so. Fortunately, you don’t need to get an entirely new job if all you’re looking to do is pad your bank account; you can do this by staying right where you are. It’s not always easy, but there are a few methods that you can take advantage of in order to make more money while still keeping your current job. Consider the following tips, each of which will help you to make more money.  Get That Raise Most people shudder at the thought of asking for a raise. Indeed, the conversation can be very difficult to bring up, especially if you’ve never asked for a raise at your job before. If you’re doing your best and showing up on time each and every day, however, ...

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Benefits of a Crappy Job

Benefits of crap jobs

Most of us have probably had several jobs before age thirty. Sometimes you have to go through a few crappy jobs to make you appreciate that good one when it comes along. I thought it would be fun to revisit my younger days and look at some of the jobs I had prior to my current career. I actually learned something from each one. Snow Cone Salesman This was my first effort at earning money that didn’t come from my parents. A mother of a friend of mine worked at at a school that had a snow cone machine. She let us use it one summer to sit in front of the Piggly Wiggly and sell snow cones. It was not very fun, and we only did it once or twice a week for a few hours, but we could bring in $20/day or more after paying for ice and syrup. When you can’t drive and have no bills, $40/week goes a long way. What I learned: Income-expenses (ice and syrup) = profit Factory Worker This was my first official W-2 job when I turned 16. In my hometown, there were 4 garment factories that made a variety of clothing. ...

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How to Retire in Ten Years, Regardless of Your Age

The following is a guest post. If you would like to submit a guest post, please read my policy and contact me. If given the chance, most people wouldn’t work for a living. Almost everyone would agree with at least one of the following propositions: Work sucks, I don’t like walking into the building everyday. Work is great, but I’d like the option to quit and not worry about money. Work is tolerable, but I’d rather do something else with my time. There is nothing inherently bad with working for a living. It just stops us doing what we want when we want to. It normally ties us to one physical location and is stressful because there is the constant fear of unemployment.

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