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Busy Week? Focus on High Returns

  These next two weeks are going to be crazy around here. Dan is very busy at work. I have some projects I need to finish up before we travel to my brother's wedding. And my daughter is fighting a cold. We can't do everything, always (or ever). And on particularly busy weeks, it's good to know what gives you a high return. So around the house my mantra is…
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The Problem with Comprehensive Plans

  I love making plans. Coming up with lists and systems for doing things gets me fired up. And these plans have come in very useful. Financial plans, educational plans and family plans have served us well over the years. But a while back my planning stopped being successful. I'd make a plan and watch it fall apart a few days later. The problem? I was planning too comprehensively on…
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Because it has to be done…

                             While I am not a huge fan of doing laundry, I am a relatively huge fan of having clean clothes.  I say relatively because some weeks having clean clothes is overrated.  Here are a few tips I use to make laundry less daunting and less expensive. 1. Do what works for you I give several other…
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