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Step 2: Set Up a Budget

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This month we move on to creating a budget. Admittedly, the “B” word can be scary and intimidating. We think of a budget as a prison, and fear tempts us to jailbreak. In reality, a budget is more like a nav system. You decide where you want to go (your financial goal), key in the critical information (all the info you gathered in Step One) and allow the budget to be your guide. You can follow the prescribed itinerary or you can take the scenic route – it all depends upon how soon you want to arrive at your destination....
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Wildlife Webcams – A View into a Mysterious World

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Albert Einstein once said, “look deep into nature, then you will understand everything better”. With today’s technology, you can quite literally observe every different type of wildlife anywhere around the world. With the use of wildlife cams, commissioned by conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts, it is possible to watch everything happen, from a nest of bald eagle eggs hatching, to a colony of sea lions basking in the sun on the shores of a San Francisco beach. Some of the best wildlife cams happen to be on America’s public parks.  High atop the branches of the tulip poplar trees within the...
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Take Control of Your Money – A 12 Step Guide to Financial Fitness

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When was the last time you balanced your checkbook? Do you manage your money by checking your online balance multiple times a week, hoping you have enough for groceries? If any of this sounds familiar, it’s time for a financial intervention. In true self-help style, we’re giving you a twelve-step guide to organizing your finances. Each month we’ll give you one step to tackle, so the program won’t be overwhelming or take too much time. The program begins this month, so by this time next year, you’ll have it all under control. STEP 1.  AUDIT YOUR SPENDING HABITS We’ll give...
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