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B is for Bertha & Blanche: My Benevolent Female Role Models

    With gratitude I am aware that my family tree holds quite a few philanthropic souls, influencing the same in me. But recent discoveries about my great-grandmother, Bertha Strauss Sternberger have made me even more appreciative of my heritage. Dating back to the early 1900’s, she supported the empowerment and education of women during […]

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Z is for, When will we reach a Zillion App Downloads?

Considering we now have 4.7 million apps on the market it may be sooner than we think. Are there times you find yourself thinking “there must be an app for that” well you’re not alone? It seems more and more of us are shopping the app stores for useful, creative and just plain fun apps […]

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Y is for Yummy Secret Style Tips

  Shopping on a budget can be challenging but do not despair we have some “yummy” secrets to share: When seasons change or you want a boost in your style, the norm is to go shopping for the ‘latest and greatest’. However, there are many things you can do to shape up your wardrobe without […]

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A Day for Gratitude

  There are many ways to show gratitude for the sacrifices made by the men and women who have died while fighting for our freedom. In 1868, General John Logan issued a Memorial Day Order that said:1 “Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above […]

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W is for What happy people Do

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions. -Dalai Lama Why does it seem some people have it easy where happiness is concerned, while others struggle day after day? Does it have to do with luck, material possessions or circumstances? No, but it does have EVERYTHING to do with choice! Happiness is […]

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V is for Various Ways a Virtual Office can earn you extra income

  Yes, you may opt for the traditional side job to help increase your income, but most come with time restrictions and linguistic issues. Consider what you can do from the comfort of your own home or virtually anywhere for that matter, using a high speed internet connection. There are many opportunities out there, let’s […]

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U is for Understanding the Difference Between Credit and Debit Cards

  Those magic pieces of plastic that instantaneously transfer money from our pockets to the stores are one of modern society’s most convenient inventions. The ease of paying with a card is only one benefit – it is easier to keep up with your cash, if it gets stolen you can cancel the card and […]

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T is for Thrifty Travel Tips

  Are you feeling the need to get out of town, way out of town, say internationally? When planning a trip abroad for summer vacation, there’s much to consider; where to go, where to stay, and how to stay within your budget? With this in mind, let’s go over a few “thrifty travel tips”: First, […]

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