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How to Protect Yourself from Scams!
Recently scams have affected people I know well. My dear Mother-in-Law lost nearly $300, while a good friend’s father was scammed out of $69,000! Both of them are highly intelligent people but It shows how clever scammers can be with their deceptive tactics! The FBI reports more than $10 Billion in losses from online scams n 2022. Don’t let this happen to…Read More
Graduation Gift Guide 2023
Now, let’s talk about the ultimate gift that’s universally loved by graduates—good old money! 💵 You might be thinking, “Money seems a bit impersonal.” Well, fret not! I encourage you to give money in a thoughtful way that shows just how much you care. Put it in a lovely card and share a little story or…Read More
5 Life Lessons My Mom Taught Me
I want to tell you about Five Life Lessons (of many) that my beloved mother, Helen K Cawley shared with me. She was born during World War I in April of 2017 and died just short of her 99th birthday in 2016. Which one resonates with YOU? 1 – Always know where the EXIT is. My mother…Read More
How many Tote Bags should you have?
How many “bags of bags” do you have? I totally understand how easy it is for them to accumulate – I’ve been a professional organizer for over 20 years and have seen it happen to my clients all the time. It’s almost like they have a life of their own! I read this interesting article…Read More
Only 20 minutes to fill in your Advance Directive
Two years ago I had the fright of my life. While visiting my older sister in Florida, I went to wake her up for an early doctor’s appointment. She was totally incoherent and seemed paralyzed so I called 911. When the paramedics arrived, their first question was “Does she have an advance directive?” Sadly, I did not…Read More
How to save MONEY and the PLANET!
Every third Saturday in April is Earth Day. It’s a great reminder that even small actions can make a big difference for our planet 🌍. I was thrilled when I came across something really cool during my research on recycling – there’s a place with over 1,000 locations across the US that will reward you for…Read More
How Long Should You Keep Tax Papers?
Hooray, you’ve filed your taxes and now you’re wondering what to do with all those supporting documents you gathered? Well, the good news is that you don’t need to hold onto them forever. In fact, you only need to keep tax papers for a certain amount of time in case of an audit or mistake.…Read More
2 Shopping Tips to Save Money & Time!
Are you already feeling a bit overwhelmed with the holidays barreling down? Do you want to simplify your holiday shopping and make some extra money in the process? Tip One: Create a RETAIL EMAIL! This is an email address you create and use exclusively for ANY online or in-store shopping! Make it something EASY for you to…Read More
How to Cull & Curate Your Book Collection
Are you a bit overwhelmed by an excess of books in your home? Are you downsizing or moving, and dreading the expense of taking them all with you? Don’t know where to start in the decision-making process? Today is your lucky day. I propose two main questions, and a few sub-questions, to help you edit…Read More