Category Archives: BRAINSTORMING A BUDGET PLAN

Storm Survival Stratagies: Fresh Thinking

In Retrospect Writing in two previous blogs about hurricanes, “Hurricanes And The Country House” and “Storms Affecting Your Budget“, I received inspiration for creating them from Hurricane Michael in the midst of that deadly storm and the aftermath that followed. In spite of high winds going over the top of our house, we only experienced a 48 hour power outage. Our neighbors weren’t so fortunate. A tree fell and took out their overhead power line. Except for the lack of capable cooking equipment, I felt we were […]

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My First Engaging Novel & The Climactic Sequel Published

Reviewing The Inspiration For My Story Line(s) In my previous LEARNING TO WRITE article Learning To Write:My First Novel Part II, I told of how I have always been fascinated by the Navy SEAL Team’s enigmatic aura. When we visited their dedicated Museum in Ft. Pierce, we got to see the Maersk Alabama cargo ship life boat that held the ship’s captain hostage while being driven away by Somali pirates. The movie that depicts the document drama, Captain Phillips, was quite revealing and did incorporate maneuvers by […]

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Commentary Dilemma: Part II_ Trying To Connect With My Followers

Who Are My Followers I have tried to get a profile of my followers and I can’t get a fix on what you like or really want to read about. All comments indicate that you are appreciative of what I have to say, but don’t offer any specifics. If I don’t know what issues you are facing, I can’t really help! When I first started my blog, I decided to write about all the experiences in my life . From life adventures, budgeting money, buying and fixing […]

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Budgeting Your Electronic Gadgets Billings: Part IV

What Services Can You Budget? I asked this question in one of my my first posts about Budgeting Your Electronic Gadgets Billings: Part I: Are electronic gadget utility bills a major budget concern for you? Do you want to save money on your electronic gadget service provider bills each month? Can you drastically reduce the amounts you are paying now? I will relate updates to what I did then and what I know now. Once again, I am going to name providers because it ties in with my […]

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The Art Of Cyber Crime

Equifax Conundrum This morning I received notice from the Equifax Breach Settlement Administrator informing me of the following: “In September of 2017, Equifax announced it experienced a data breach, which impacted the personal information of approximately 147 million people. Equifax has reached a proposed settlement to resolve class action lawsuits brought by consumers alleging Equifax failed to adequately protect their personal information. Equifax denies any wrongdoing, and no judgment or finding of wrongdoing has been made.  If your personal information was impacted in the Equifax data breach, […]

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The Commentary Dilemma: Part I

Who Are My Readers I have tried to get a profile of my readers and I can’t get a fix on what you like or really want to read about. All comments indicate that you are appreciative of what I have to say, but don’t offer any specifics. If I don’t know what issues you are facing, I can’t really help! I decided to write about all the experiences in my life when I started my blog. From life adventures, budgeting money, buying and fixing up a […]

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Budgeting Your Electronic Gadgets Billings: Part III

Do You Really Need Cell Phone Insurance When I wrote “Budgeting Your Electronic Billings: Part II“, I advised at the end of that article to buy insurance for your phone. Shortly afterwards, my bill with Verizon jumped $12.00 a month. This raised my monthly expense from $96. To $108. My goal was to keep the cost below $100. After wrestling with a $178. expense for 2 years paying off 2- iPhone 6 Plus models, saving $82 a month was a big deal for me. I was able […]

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Budgeting Your Electronic Gadgets Billings: Part II

What Influences Your Purchase In my previous article, “Budgeting Your Electronic Gadgets Billings“, I basically talked about the cost of dealing with the utility providers. It has been my most popular blog for some reason. Even though I write on many different topics, it seems like the cost of having electronic gadgets is a paramount concern to readers. When I go on the internet to look for similar answers from other sources, I find very little info. At the most, I see ads trying to influence the […]

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My Dealings With Credit: Early Experiences

My First Credit When I bought my first car at the age of 18, my mom co-signed for the loan. It was for a used 1962 Volkswagen bug that I paid $1,200 for. It was a gamble because I had no idea how to drive a stick shift transmission in a vehicle. I had to lie that I did. It was an early entrance into my off-the-wall forays into how I would live my life. Having no credit record to my name, I needed her to give […]

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Growing Ones Budgeted Money Supply

Who Do You Listen To Investment newsletters are the bane of my money-making existence. I have probably subscribed to more periodicals with sensational claims about fantastic returns than anybody. They offer you tantalizing tidbits that promise high returns within a short period of time. You pay a high price for access to their secret power trip. What these newsletters really are selling is a “shortcut” to knowledge you can eventually obtain for yourself. With a little effort, you can do your own research and find out the […]

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