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What Being in Debt Can Teach You About Money

March 16th, 2008 at 08:21 pm

1. When you are in debt, you learn to put what's most important (rent, food, utilities, healthcare, debt) first.

2. Rather than focus hopelessly to make our debt decrease, I simply make the payments and don't focus on the debts with any negative emotion. If you focus on these things with negative emotion, you will simply get more of what you don't want.

3. Don't beat yourself up if you make a mistake.

4. If there something that you want or need, but have no idea how to get it, place your order with the universe. Tell the universe what you need, but don't try to figure it out. Let the universe decide how it will happen.

5. There's no such thing as a free lunch. If I go to a department store to buy a specific thing and the associate offers me a store card with a discount on purchases that day, I turn it down. Those cards have an outrageous rate and are not worth it.

Baked Chicken Recipe

March 16th, 2008 at 04:23 pm

Hi, everyone. Here is my Baked Chicken Recipe. I like to make this for lunches I take with me to work. It is much healthier and less expensive than eating out, and if you have food allergies like I do, it's not a problem because you cooked it.

Pieces of chicken (like chicken legs, chicken leg quarters, etc.)

Oil (I use organic olive oil, but any oil will do.)

Spices (Use whatever spices you like, but I find garlic, lemon pepper seasoning, rosemary, red peppers, salt, and pepper to be quite tasty. I change it up frequently just for interest.)

You can also add some kind of rice to your baking dish if you like.

I cook the chicken in a glass baking dish at 350 degrees for 1 hour. It is not only tasty, but I also get rave reviews from co-workers on how good it smells and wondering if I spent hours in the kitchen.

Newer Vehicle and Other Stuff

March 16th, 2008 at 03:52 pm

Hello. I thought I would write a post about my most recent win. My husband and I have made a deal to trade our 1968 Mustang for a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. The guy with whom we are trading is a professional mechanic and wants a Mustang to make a present for his mother who had a Mustang many years ago but sold it. We really need a reliable family type vehicle because we are trying to get custody of my husband's granddaughter and need something better to get around than our 1990 Chevy Blazer. The heat and AC in our truck don't work very well and the front seats don't fold down to get into the back the way they should. The mileage is lousy. The Grand Am has smooth acceleration and braking, good gas mileage, brand new brakes, and good suspension. In short, everything works. We are so jazzed and blessed. The other guy is waiting for the title to come back from the state which should take a couple of weeks. Then, we will make the swap. In a weird sort of way, this will help us to accomplish a couple of things: reduce unnecessary spending and pay off debt in full. Whenever my husband and I have needed to go on any trip farther than a couple of hours away, we have usually rented a car. Yes, expensive I know, but we do not really trust either one of our old vehicles to make such a trip. I am so happy and content I can hardly speak!