• 24Jun
    Categories: ECONOMICS Comments: 3

    Dish Soap
    Purchase an inexpensive spray bottle (pick a clear one so that you can recognize it later). Place a couple of spoonfuls of your favorite dish soap into the bottle and fill the remaining space with water. Using a permanent marker, label it and let it reside near your kitchen sink. In the future when you need to wash something, just spray some from the bottle. A mist or two will save larger globs that you would normally pour straight from the dish soap bottle. You can also save by emptying the new bottle half way and put it in the previous bottle. Top off by filling both bottles now with water.

    Prepare Ahead For Next Day’s Lunch
    When you prepare your evening supper, plan to cook enough for the next day’s lunch. One example is cooked hamburger patties, slice them in half to make patties for tomorrow’s lunch. Usually, thick patties overpower the taste of the rest of the hamburger or just a meal’s patty. It can be just about anything you plan out in advance.

    Save On Diet Gimmicks
    Here is a diet that doesn’t cost you anything. Use smaller plates, glasses, bowls from your cupboard (how come this word isn’t spelled “cubbird” the way it sounds ?). Using smaller containers means you cut back percentages on consumption. No fair stacking foods.

    Soap Those Pests
    Dish soap and water in a spray bottle can be used in your garden to help prevent pests from having a daily lunch. It seems they don’t like the taste of soap.

    Inexpensive Trellis
    If you have always wanted a archway trellis, purchase two 6 feet pieces of re-bar from your locally owned Mom & Pop hardware or lumber store. Purchase about 18 feet of flexible plumbing water line (comes in various sizes and colors). Measure the width of your desired archway(e.g. 48+ inches) , drive the re-bar down into the ground on both sides of your measured width for archway. About 18 inched deep should suffice. Place one end of the plastic pipe down over the re-bar (now vertical in the ground) and the other end of pipe down over the right vertical re-bar. Stand back and admire your arch. You can use a duplicate arch just slightly larger than the original (an arch over an arch). Now wrap pipe with wire mesh or flexible twigs and branches to allow your vegetation to commence clinging to the trellis. I have one and it serves as an entrance to our walking trail. Be creative, customize your new trellis with ideas that you come up with. If you think this sounds ugly, just remember, its up to you to cover it over with whatever vegetation you plan to use. Try planting something wild that grows in fall and winter and something that grows in Spring and Summer. A mix of these two will bring year round growth. Don’t judge a trellis by it skeleton.

    Make Your Purchases In The Wrong Seasons
    Don’t buy clothing at the beginning or during the season. Always buy at the close out of the season when they have clearance sales.

    Use The Closet Next Door
    If your closets are not large enough, take out the out of season clothing and hang them in any unused room or guest room. Train yourself to go to that particular closet when it is in season.

    Cut Back On Paper Towel Use
    Just tear off half of the paper towel and use up as much as possible of the half in your hand. You will be surprised as to how much farther it will go from a great squeeze from your loving hands.

    Toilet Paper Miser
    Instead of just giving a big tug on the toilet paper roll, count out the number of sections that is adequate. Six or Eight squares goes farther than 12 to 16 squares. You heard the old saying, “use both sides”… it works as well. Your toilet paper should dissolve fairly quickly. Roll off about 3 squares and place in a glass of water. Sit it on the kitchen or bathroom counter in plain site and observe it for a couple of days. If it is not fairly dissolved the next day or two, you are using a brand and ply that is setting you up for a plumber in your future. I have tested some and it took more than a week or more to dissolve and tear down. Look for the logo “Septic Safe” also when you purchase toilet paper.

    Save Yourself A Ticket
    Teach your children not to be litterbugs. Most states carry a hefty fine for littering. You children will thank you someday as well. Don’t forget to tell you children to use the interior trash bin or bag and that it does need to be emptied periodically. I made the mistake by not telling my son to empty the back seat and floorboard routinely. First time I had ever seen a penicillin factor in action was when I had to clean out my son’s vehicle.

    Now, just by reading the previous paragraphs, you can start saving hundreds of dollars immediately.

  • 10Sep
    Categories: ECONOMICS Comments: 0

    N E I G H B O R S  Helping Neighbors

    Your neighbor is more important than you think. If you have a job, it may be that the neighbor next to you is purchasing what your job sales or manufactures. It also works in reverse. If your neighbor has money in his or her pocket she may be purchasing what you sale or manufacture.

    This system breaks down when you don’t buy or need what your neighbor sales or manufactures. If you bypass his product and buy an import instead eventually your neighbor will lose his or her job and the company of employment will close or move offshore. How do you cause this to happen? It is when you buy a foreign made vehicle instead of buying one made in the U.S. that your neighbor assembles daily in his or her occupation. This also means the tires, engine, interior, transmission, window glass, electronics, fuel lines, brake lines, brake pads, engine oil, safety features, carpet, gadgets, door handles, mirrors, trim, lights, radio, disk player, fabrics, floor mats, keys, door on the dash compartment, steering wheel, knobs, AC and heater units, radiator, rubber hoses, fan belts, etc. All these are separate jobs and manufacturing companies that keep your neighbors in a job.

    Some argue that American made vehicles are not as efficient or as economical and brake down sooner than expected. This is a problem on both sides of the ocean. We get what we demand as a consumer. American auto manufacturers are catching up to the demands of the public especially now that everyone has been blind sided by rising oil prices and gas prices. It may be the reason why your neighbor isn’t buying from your company and sales are slumping for you as well. It is a two-way street. Neighbor, I will help you and scratch your back if you will in turn return the favor.

    This graphic shows neighbors helping neighbors

    America of the Present

    This graphic shows neighbor not helping neighbor

    For a list of failed banks in the U.S. click the word POOF due to Americans not buying American made products such as VEHICLES, clothes, furniture, appliances, shoes, etc., etc., etc. NERDS and old Hippies, welcome to the reality of buying American products. On the way down to the unemployment line drive your BMW, Honda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Kia, Hyunda or whatever foreign bank owned vehicle you might happen to hug. Oh, yeah! On the way there, count the number of Mom & Pops you have put out of business as well by shopping online and China’s Great Wal-Mart of China.


    Do you KNOW some of those that got out before the bubble burst and will now

    cost 300 million Americans | $ | 2 | 6 | 0 | 0 | and rising for OUR unfair share of the BAILout – and counting…

    Put it in perspective: this could have been a down payment on an energy efficient green vehicle, some new double-pane windows for the soon to be green home, some college tuition help, 3 vacations, that diamond gift for someone, a major repair on the old vehicle, some needed repairs for he home, pay toward medical bills, help for the parent(s) or grandparent(s), college books for a while, a shopping spree for Chiristmas, pay off a credit card like Dave Ramsey wants us to, that HDTV you need, etc., etc., etc., etc. et ceteras.

    If your are upset- WAKE UP AMERICANS !

    Write your politrixters in Wastinmoney, DC today. Let up know you woke up. For a change tell how you feel about the country instead of talking about fetchball, batball, gooolf ball, hitball, spitball, itsaracket ball, overpaid soccer run-amuckers ball, TeeHeeHee ball, ebonyball, blancoball, lost ball, Mulligan ball, and computer aim-a-gamers. Get Up Americans -get out of the ostrich position with your head in the cushion cracks and off the couch. Find pen and paper or learn the keyboard and start click-clacking and send that e-mail to your DEBTreps in Washington, DC.  Do you even know who THEY are? If not, can I come over to your bank owned hut and rummage through your imitation leather Chinese wallet, your “Made in China” piggy bank, the Chinese Dollar Store cookie jar and your foreign owned bank account for a while? It can be me or your Washington polimagicians – your choice you uninformed sports guru and master of none of the above.

    Does any one remember when George “the Daddy” Bush was vice-president? Again, U.S. taxbailers had to bail out the Savings & Loans businesses. The 1980s -1990s debacle was known as the “S&L Crisis”. Over 700 S&L’s failed costing the U.S. taxpangs over $160,000,000,000 ($160 billion for those that didn’t like their math teacher). Some calculators think its cost approximately $1.5 trillion. Daddy Bush’s son Neil (its Director) made millions of dollars in loans for 2 of his friends. Oops! Neil forgot to tell his fellow directors.

    When the bottoms fell out, the U.S. overtaxed payers bailed out the Silverado S&L to the tune of over a billion dollars. Is it a COINCIDENCE we have to bail out the home finance boiler rooms during the Presidency of George “Sonny Boy isn’t so shiny anymore” Bush administration? What Bush is going to make out on this one? Has anyone seen Neil lately? Where in the world is Neil Bush? Entrepreneurs, there is a game for you. The Daddy Bush’s “a new world order” seems to have become “the new world of disorder”.

    U.S. Gov Experts say MORE CHANGE a comin’:

    (Experts. Do they exist anymore since the collapse of the U.S economy?)

    The following is in small shameful print:

    ~Northeast will be hit hard by the BIG MELT (global warming).

    ~But yet our TOP leaders and experts couldn’t predict the collapse of the U.S. economy the day before it happened.

    ~We STILL can’t find Osama bin helpin’ al-Quida Laden, but our multi-billion dollar Hubble Telescope can find results of the BIG BANG –  12 billion light years away in space and they say if it could see just another billion light years they could see the actual source of the BIG BANG. Maybe next years yippee-budget.

    ~The same mini-Washington mouth piece says out one ear and amplified out the OTHER end:

    “OK. Abort’em!”  50 million and who’s countin’ from U.S. Abortion holocaust headquarters of the world. (Note: only God is countin’…)

    ~Doctors harvest them darn stems cells cause we need to tax’em,

    ~Hey! Up their in space, you one world gov. people on the ISS (Internation Space Station), we need to conduct more research up there

    to find life saving cures down here on earth – free choice is killin’ off future taxpayers.  And another thing – while you ISS big spenders IS up there, pickup up some of that garabage up there – we can’t keep up with it anymore.

    ~The American people don’t know if they have a Fashion Model or a First Lady in the White House, but we do know one of her children eats a lot of peanut butter sandwiches at school. (not my kid – especially since Jimmy Carter has thrown out the peanut industry with the bath water

    ~The Repubs in WashingITdown (or GuzzlinITdown), DC woke up and found out they have a low-life/pro-abortion/ProLife/same sex marriage pusher for a RNC chairman.

    ~This weeks crazy headline is: “We must FIX the “world’s eco-nomics problem” before we can fix our own at home. Duh! What home, are you

    including those that are not occupied or unfinished, abandoned or RE-re-Re-re-mortgage (maybe I should take off the letter “e” on the end

    and delete the letter “t” and coin the word “morgag” in the housing industry.

    ~Do you realize that if the “EbookinCrooks” and the “OopsForgoToPayMeTaxes” department heads in WashMyHands, DC could have exported the “housing industry” oversees and offshore, most of us would now be homeless and countryless and possibly floating NIKE feet up in the ocean somewhere out there lookin’ for Kansas.

    ~Education Note: Madoff will be teaching our next generation of financial crooks coming out of prison via the prison grapevine. So prepare your indebted grandchildren to read really fine print especially words such as: interest rate, dividends, goes-up-and-down like a roller coaster, trust us, trust in us, etc. You get the picture.

    ~Lord, please let those musical chair playin’ department heads up there in Wasawashington, DC, have wisdom enought to know where East Islam Canada is on a map.

    (to be continued as long as money is going out of the country in empty ship loads)


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