I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews (R Russell Patrick II joined us 10/13/13). 5 great-nephews & 6 great-nieces (Brooklyn Grace joined us 10/2/13). And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
Boost your savings account with these surprisingly simple ideas.
Tax Tip Adjust your withholding so you get more back. Then put that money into your IRA.
Pay Yourself to do Chores Whenever you have to do a chore you particularly don’t like, pay yourself. Give yourself $2 for each load of laundry…$5 every time you dust…50¢ for all the poo you have to pick up in the back yard. Not only will you begin to kind of look forward to your chores, but you’ll have hundreds of dollars extra by the end of the year!
Side Savings If you have a second job, a hobby that makes you money, or even something simple as making an extra couple of bucks on research websites, set that money aside. You’d be surprised how quickly it adds up.
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