Beginning November 1st to December 1st I will be offering a holiday special. You can give yourself or a loved one an extra three hours of time. If you’re wondering what three extra hours of time could mean to you during the holiday frenzy, think holiday shopping and gift ideas; home organization before the family … Continue reading A little elf help for the holidays!
How many of you have been assigned keeper of your parent’s important documents and assets? Or designated as such when they are no longer able to maintain or oversee such things? Their assets may include houses, vehicles, financial accounts, collectible items. Documents may include SSN cards, Wills, Power of Attorney documents, Living Wills, tax forms, passports, or … Continue reading Your Parents Online Gatekeeper
Last week I wrote about scams targeted at seniors. In keeping with the same theme I want to talk about skimmers and shimmers at gas stations and ATM’s. This is for anyone who uses a credit card or debit card. We need to be vigilant. Skimmers and shimmers. These are terms used to describe the … Continue reading Invisible Thieves
Now that your Independence Day celebrations are over and you're tossing things in the garbage cans and recycling bins, you may not be aware that some of the things you thought were recyclable, are not really recyclable. For example: Those plastic bags we get at the grocery store? Nope. They cannot be recycled. Pizza boxes? … Continue reading Are You Sure You Can Recycle That?
A few weeks ago my parents were almost the victims of a scammer. Without going into too much detail, my mother received a phone call from someone claiming to be her grandson (whom I’ll call John). He was crying and told her she needed to call his lawyer and wire money to him. He asked … Continue reading Protecting our Seniors from Scams
Nothing says Happy Fourth of July better than our Red, White, and Blue. But do you know how to properly display and care for our flag? With Independence Day just around the corner we will see the colors flying. Regardless of what "side of the aisle" you are on, we should be proud of what … Continue reading How to Display and Care for Your American Flag
Today I spent some time in our public library and saw a few displays announcing this as Mental Health week. It got me thinking about my mental health and what makes me turn a corner and makes me feel better. And believe it or not, being organized does it for me. I have seen first-hand … Continue reading The positive effects of being organized
On CBS Sunday Morning this morning, they ran a segment called Can Money Buy Happiness?. The story highlighted the short-lived career of a young investment banker who was making a six-figure income right out of college. And after five years he was burned out. He ended up becoming a firefighter in Dallas and couldn't be … Continue reading Money doesn’t always bring happiness
My sister died on Thursday. April 5th, 2018. However, she left this earth on March 28th. She suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that morning that left her paralyzed on her right side and affected her speech center. Her husband found her before she lost complete consciousness as she was still able to open her eyes and … Continue reading Elsa
Have you ever just wanted to purge all the junk off your computer but felt it was too overwhelming or did it make you nervous about what you might find? Like pictures you thought you had deleted but were still here, lingering about in the dark recesses of your computer or, even worse, the cloud? … Continue reading Simple Life Hacks
Can anyone name the product without plugging those lyrics in to the Googler? I was out with friends last night, enjoying an adult beverage, and this jingle came to mind as we chatted about people we used to work with. One of my friends, I will call her Jane for the sake of privacy, recalled … Continue reading “Here’s to Good Friends. Tonight is kind of Special”
On my feet all day Sunday and yesterday baking these tasty bites. These goodies are ready to deliver! Will you be in one of the lucky offices in the Northland? Wait and see. There's a whole lotta yum in that box! Someone asked what Anise is. It's a strong black licorice flavor. And just like … Continue reading Ready to distribute