9 Tips to Start Your $1000 Emergency Fund

9 Tips to Start Your $1000 Emergency Fund

The one year anniversary of the record-setting Government Shutdown happened on January 25th, 2020.  The anniversary came and went without fanfare by most, but for those of us who were impacted by that particular Shutdown, we remember it all too well.  Last year, Julie...
11 DIY Christmas Gifts

11 DIY Christmas Gifts

There is nothing like putting together or receiving DIY Christmas Gifts. This is special gift that someone made with you in mind.  At the same time, if you create a DIY gift, you are using your resources (time, skills and materials) to create something special for...
News from Around the Bend: Dead Batteries

News from Around the Bend: Dead Batteries

Happy Friday, Lifers!  For a short week (some of us had Monday off for Veterans Day), I feel worn out.  Frankly, it feels like I have dead batteries in my power pack.  I don’t know what it is.  It is a target rich environment for dead batteries and low energy. Here...
News from Around the Bend: Exploring Backroads

News from Around the Bend: Exploring Backroads

Happy Friday, Lifers!  One of the best parts of my job is getting out of the office and hitting the road.  Chasing the rails means that I get into some odd nooks and crannies that folks never see.  As I explore the backroads, I see the backyards, the historic sections...
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