July 2010

What We Can Learn from Diana Nyad

For most of the summer, I’ve been eagerly following the story of Diana Nyad as she strives to achieve the goal she first conceived of over 30 years ago. It’s definitely been a struggle, and at this point, she may not achieve the goal this year, but we can learn a lot from her. Have a Big Goal Diana’s goal is to swim 103 miles from Cuba to Key West…
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Flood Insurance Policy Basics

Most people who don’t live in hurricane regions don’t think they need flood insurance. Then a plugged storm drain overflows into their home and they discover that homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover it. Regardless of where you live, you should consider adding flood insurance to your policy. Where to Get Flood Insurance Flood insurance is provided by the National Flood Insurance Program. Although you buy it through your homeowner’s…
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Find Real Users’ Opinions on Any Product or Deal and Keep Your Privacy Safe

Bargain hunting is a real fun. You won’t be able to save a fortune by collecting and using coupons but you will save a precious penny and what’s more important you’ll make a smarter shopper: by learning how to find and organize coupons you’ll broaden your outlook: You get to know more places where you can buy anything you need; You become aware of broader product range and less popular manufactures;…
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Should You Save or Spend on Makeup?

Now that you know more about the shelf life of makeup, you may be regretting that $20 lipstick that came with a free gift. Odds are good that the lipstick is barely used and the free gift is just more clutter. Next time you hit the makeup, remember these suggestions about whether you should save or spend on makeup products. Blush: Spend. Not only will you find a wider range…
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My Top Ten Tips for Evaluating a Home

Most of the homes my husband and I looked at were empty, so we didn’t worry about overpaying for a well-staged home. I think the home we made our first offer on sold for too much because it showed well. Don’t let yourself overpay by falling in love with the dressings. Here are my top ten tips for evaluating a home. Ignore the Furniture For the most part.…
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Frugal Travel Deals

I enjoy traveling and wish I could afford to do more of it. For right now, I can only dream of the places I’d like to go. When I do have the funds (read: when more debt is paid off), I plan to use these methods to score frugal travel deals without feeling like I’m being frugal. Today I’ll focus on when to travel and how to use…
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