Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ready or Not #143: Take Advantage of Sales

Christmas is over and a new year is coming.  You won’t be starting your New Year’s resolutions for a few more days and so you can make more goodies for your New Year’s celebration. (It has been scientifically proven by me – sort of – that any calories that you ingest on New Year’s Eve won’t follow you into the new year…really.)

Ready or Not #143: Take Advantage of Sales shares ideas of how to take advantage of sales at the grocery store and gives a fabulous recipe for Licorice Caramels.

Ready or Not #142: Prepared in the Car and at Home

When I the weatherman forecasts that a winter storm is heading my way, I get my shopping done and run all of my errands.  Am I just a wimp and don’t like to brave the cold? Absolutely!  That, and I’m not a risk taker and I just don’t want to take the chance of being stuck somewhere in bad weather. Ready or Not #142: Prepared in the Car and at Home asks some vital questions to help you be prepared when you’re out driving in bad weather and even when you’re at home.

Ready or Not #236: Keeping Track of Finances

You know that it is going to be painful. It always is. I’m talking about the after-the-holidays, in-the-red, and credit cards gone-wild-and-out-of-control pain. Ouch!

Ready or Not #236: Keeping Track of Finances gives you an easy to use spreadsheet so that starting on January 1, 2012, you can start tracking your expenses and income.  That way, you will know how much money you will have to spend on Christmas presents next year.