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Establishing a Solid Instagram Account to Drive Sales

I have always been a firm believer that social media can really drive traffic.  When you put out great content to all of your social media accounts, some amazing things can happen: you can grab attention, drive traffic and generate sales. Even though you can work to develop your social media accounts over time, I …

Enjoying my Free Cable TV

For years I have had a television in my living room but with no channels.  The logic was that it was a way for me to save money from the subscription plan as well as free up my time to build a business of my own.  With years of hard work behind me and with …

Putting Together an Emergency Kit

While my life has been pretty easy going up until this point, you never know when disaster might strike.  There have been a few times in the past year where the power has gone out and we have had some pretty crazy storms.  During these times where the regular utility services are not working, it …

Trying to Keep my Uncle Out of Jail

There are times in life when those people that you idolize let you down.  This happened to me this week when I learned that my uncle was being charged with tax evasion.  I guess he had not claimed his income properly for his business for the last five years and the IRS finally caught up …

Trying to Save Some Money

One of the things that seems to be in short supply in my life is money.  As soon as I have it, it slips through my fingers and is gone.  Since I would like to take some trips later on this year, I thought that it was time to start saving money, but honestly I …

Serving Jury Duty

While I never would have thought that any members of my family would be summoned for jury duty, my sister was summoned a few weeks ago for a big case involving the drug trade.  Considering that the only experience anyone she knew had with serving on a jury involved some of the crime-based television shows …

Making Mud Masks at Home

After losing a bet to my cousin today, I had to spend the evening with her doing whatever she wanted. We’ve done this a number of times in the past, but this is the first time that I have lost. So, I was at her mercy. When I came over to my uncle’s house to …