Saturday, March 27, 2010

10 Tips to Get Out of Debt - CNBC



10 Tips to Get Out of Debt - CNBC

I stumbled upon this TV show. Til Debt Do Us Part, today and man, was it a wake up call! One, it made me cry to hear and see the one husband not take the advice to sell the home. They would have been able to pay off all their debt and still had money in the bank. Two, it made me think how we were before we lost our jobs. We were spenders!

Third, we're spending more than the 35% on housing. The solution is to bring in more income and continue to let go of stuff.

Our first priority - to get rid of the storage unit. It's costing us almost $100 a month. I realize that we're not going to be moving anytime soon. We'll be bringing some items home, making some donations and hopefully selling some items. I would like to have the storage unit vacated within 2 months.

Click the above link for more information.

"Look Mom! No Cavities!"

It's a bummer when you're short on funds, don't qualify for social service assistance nor have dental insurance. Sometimes you just have to go without seeing your local dentist till you find a full time job with a good dental plan.

In the meantime, you just better be practicing the good dental hygiene rules you grew up with. Cut out the sugars, drink lots of water, brush your teeth and floss.

This week, I had my dental consultation and was a bit anxious. You know when they are taking those x-rays you just never know if all the hard work really paid off.

Well, in my case, no cavities or gingivitis! I'll be going back for my dental cleaning in a couple of weeks. I'm so glad I listened to those dental films in elementary school.

'24' will end May 24, 2010! About Time!


Kiefer Sutherland, aka Jack of "24"

Charles and I used to great fans of "24" but over time they suffered from too much press and poor storylines.

This season, we watched 2 episodes and called it quits.

I'm pleased to say that Mr. Sutherland, the cast, writers and producers have recognized that the steam has run out and it's time to call it a day.

I will plan on watching the last episode but haven't decided it I'll stay up for it's TV airing or watch the online episode.

Jack, it's time to retire!

How to Deal With Depression in Women | eHow.com


Red Rock Park in Las Vegas

How to Deal With Depression in Women | eHow.com

My current employer offers EAP, as one of my many benefits. (*EAPs are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health, and well-being.) I'm covered for 8 free therapy sessions.

I had my first appointment with my therapist this week. I always find, at the first appointment, that I'm doing alot of the talking and they're busy writing.

Afterwards, I was provided me with some stress, anxiety and depression coping tools list along with my appointment card for next week.

Here's some that I would like to share with you. I hope that you find them helpful.

Practice taking two deep breathes a day

Take stock of your achievements

Watch a funny movie or TV show

View a crisis situation as an opportunity

Exercise - a 15 minute brisk walk a day will help keep your body and soul together


*Definition courtesy of Wikipedia

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hubby is Returning to College

After several months of job searching, with no success, my husband has decided to return to college. He plans on getting his certificate of achievement as a Pharmacy Technician.

Today, he had orientation and then the next step is testing. In the meantime, I'm working as much overtime, as possible. I'm also looking for a part time work at home job. Marcus is will began to contribute to the household.

If we work together, as a team, for the next two years he can get his certificate, have a marketable skill and hopefully find a full time job with a living wage.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Alpine Access Is Hiring Work at Home Agents



Customer Service PDA Smart Phone - Alpine Access; You must reside in the United States in one of the following states to apply: AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

Payment Solutions Specialist - Alpine Access; You must reside in the United States in one of the following states to apply: AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY.

Fashion Apparel Customer Service - Alpine Access; You must reside in the United States in one of the following states to apply: AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MS, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY

Alpine Access does require a background and credit check, that you must pay for. For more details click here to visit Rat Race Rebellion.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wife Wins $9 Million From Husband's Mistress!

Wife wins $9 million from husband's mistress. This isn't the first time I've heard about this type of case.

Click here to view the video.

So, what do you think? Should a woman be able to sue their husband's spouse?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

How to Protect Your 401K During a Recession

How to Protect Your 401K During a Recession

I recently signed up with my employer's 401k. They actually match 6% and up. The Fidelity counselor was extremely helpful regarding the difference between aggressive and conservative funds and my age.

How Did I Get So Lucky?



Charles and I went for a walk this afternoon and came upon a wedding. It was at the same chapel we renewed our vows a couple of years ago.

My hubby turned to me and said "You know I would renew my vows with you over and over again and would never get tired of it."

How did I get so lucky?

Free Coffee Mondays at Las Vegas Dunkin' Donuts!



It's Free Coffee Mondays in March at Las Vegas Dunkin' Donuts!

Visit your local Dunkin' every Monday this month for your Free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee.

Offer valid on 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 and 3/29 at participating Dunkin' Donuts locations !

Rat Race Rebellion - Today's Job Listings



Rat Race Rebellion offers a daily work at home and telecommuting jobs listing.

Check out today's listing for these opportunites and more much.

Member Services Representatives - Match.com (Audit incoming member profiles)
Medical Transcriptionists - SoftScript; work at home