Category Archives: finances

Searching for Simple Inspiration

I heard it once said that life is just about as complicated as you want it to be. With that I believe that it can be just about as simple as you want it to be.

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Minimalist Tax Season

It’s TAX SEASON! Woo Hoo! Nothing brings more joy to my heart than sitting down surrounded by documents, numbers and figures and rules that govern all of them. (NOT) After just a few weeks of all of these small sessions … Continue reading

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Career Survival – Constant Act of Recreating One’s Self

As I move into a new year and continue to take the silent vow of simplicity I once again find myself filled with staying busy. My career choice leads me in directions where the act of “recreating oneself”, is a … Continue reading

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Hello 2017

It is that time of year again where the calendar starts all over again with the bringing in of a new year. Here we are crossing over that grey line that divides the year 2016 and 2017. It is a … Continue reading

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Have a Green Christmas

One of the reason’s I shop at Trader Joe’s is paying fair prices for quality food products and I have another. Inexpensive wrapping paper! As most supermarket chains don’t carry paper bags anymore I found reason to utilize these paper … Continue reading

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Choosing the Simple Life

With recent winter events here in the Pacific Northwest the road conditions have been pretty rough. Even driving an all wheel drive SUV hasn’t been easy. During these times my mind quickly moves to thoughts of providing a little more … Continue reading

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30 Day Emergency Stay at Home Plan: Setting up Storage

It’s so easy to say that we are ready to handle a disaster but when we actually start to physically account for it we quickly realize that maybe we are not. Again I am acting as a visionary through the … Continue reading

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Emergency Visionary

Most of my upcoming posts will be dedicated to my thoughts and actions on “bugging in” while living in a city. Although I know that bugging in isn’t always an option with certain emergency situations I believe that it is … Continue reading

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A culture of FEAR turns RED

It certainly has been many days since I have written a post and for many good reasons. I have always been careful not to include my political views in my posts as I find they create a great amount of … Continue reading

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More Change

It is the morning after a historical Presidential election and based on the numbers it appears that more people favored Donald Trump over Hilary Clinton. Does this really mean anything? Americans have lost faith in its Federal Government a long … Continue reading

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