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    New Year, New You

    Happy 2022 to you. This post is going to be one of those a little of that, and a little of this. I’ve had lots of companies contact me with information about ways to save money and beat inflation. I’m slowly sorting through them and will pick out anything I think is worth passing on to you. I’ve decided not to post our usual good things to buy this month because I’m switching that feature to the resource section and once that’s up and running I’ll give you the link. So, what’s on your to do list this year? One of mine must do’s is plan and plant a vegetable…

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    Five Potential Money Making Trends for 2022

    Are you thinking about making extra money in 2022? Even considering starting your own business? Here are five trends I feel are potential money makers- Security Crimes of all kinds on the rise. You might not have seen an increase where you live, but others haven’t been so lucky. I think people are going to be looking to securing their home, their cars, even feeling more at ease while shopping. Think about how you can help people increase their sense of personal security. Maybe you can teach a class on self-defense. How about setting up a web site where you review various home security systems. Homeschooling Some parents chose not…

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  • Business Talk,  FIRE Financial Independence, Retire Early

    2021-Staying Motivated

    Welcome to a new year. Hope everyone had a relaxing break and recharged ready to tackle your to do list. I often find stepping back into the role of entrepreneur/self-employed person, tough after any sort of break. Whether it be after the holidays or returning from a vacation. I think a lot has to do with the disruption of the rhythm or just a break from the habit you’d worked hard to create. Most entrepreneurs, even ones with a tone of great ideas, often have a tough time getting and staying motivated long enough to get things done. Even after two decades of working for myself, I still sometimes struggle…

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    Monday Motivation-Start Over

    It’s the first Motivational Monday of a new year which means you get to start over. Make a wish, set your goals, make a list of must do’s. Forget last year and any failures or false starts you had. This is 2021 and it’s going to be your year!

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    Saving Money in 2021

    What steps did you take in 2020 to save money? As we approach the end of the year, now is a great time to take a look back and see how well you did with sticking with a budget. Didn’t have one, or had one and didn’t stay with it? My motto is if you fail the first time, the great thing is there’s always tomorrow and another chance. Here are some things to think about in 2021 Getting Rid of Stuff You Don’t Use I’m not talking about the treadmill you use once in a blue moon…although you could sell it and stash the money away for emergencies. I’m…

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    How to Make Money in 2021

    We’re heading into the last few posts of the year so I thought I’d dedicate this one to how to make money in 2021 and then on Thursday how to save money in 2021. For the last few weeks, I’ve been doing research, looking for trends, listening to forecasts and trying to figure out the best way we can make money in the next twelve months. Things are getting harder to predict these days but here are some ideas Homeschooling/Teaching Whether it’s by necessity or choice, I think more parents are going to be homeschooling their children in the coming years. Anyone that can help them, whether it be a…

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