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Financial Hardship: Some Positives

When times are tough financially, it’s tempting to look only at the negatives. It’s easy to focus on what you can’t have and what you can’t do. But there are positives to financial hardship, if you choose to look for … Continue reading

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Businesses That Should Not Be Thriving

I have recently read a number of articles about the businesses which are being hit the hardest by the current downturn in US and well as the global economy. This got me thinking about the businesses that should be affected, … Continue reading

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Little House on the Prairie Financial Lessons

I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie in the 70’s. It was a fun and entertaining show plus each episode had a moral to it. However, it wasn’t until I staged a marathon viewing session courtesy of Netflix … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: Getting By In Tough Times

One of the things you learn when you live a life committed to being debt free is how to get by in tough times. We’ve had our share of lean years, emergencies, and layoffs and yet we’ve always managed to … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. CEO

Dear Mr. CEO of a fiction company that bears no resemblance whatsoever to the author’s current real-life employer: We, your loyal employees, understand money is tight. We know you’re doing everything you can to keep the company running. But morale … Continue reading

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