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Up until five months ago, if you had asked me if I could eat a vegan diet, I would have said “No way! Give up cheese?!” Yet here I am, happy, healthy and cheese-less. It has been an easy transition and I can only ask myself why it took so long. The damage to my [...]

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Losing Weight Made Easy

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Losing weight is a numbers game. I could end this post with that one sentence. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. I know; I did it. Here’s a picture of me from September of 2010, just 15 months ago. I was 220 pounds, prediabetic, taking medication for high blood [...]

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Credit Card Debt Settlement: Is it Your Best Option?

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The obvious benefit of credit card debt settlement is that you’re out of debt, at least on the card or cards that you settle. If you settle all of your credit cards, then you’ll no longer have to pay the crippling interest, late fees and over-the-limit fees that can quickly send your balances skyrocketing out [...]

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Who Would You Be Without Your Story?

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Who would you be without your story? In every moment we tell the world our story — I’m poor; I’m dumb; I’m oppressed; I’m trapped. Have you ever thought about who you could be if you let go of that story? Just asking that question is a revolutionary act! And it is only the beginning. [...]

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How Joss Whedon’s Going to Help Me Erase Debt

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Hi, my name’s Beth and my friends here at LifeVisions offered to let me share my family’s story of becoming debt free. Starting about 15 months ago, we decided to stop living paycheck to paycheck and get serious about money. Just recently we needed a boost and hit upon using Joss Whedon’s TV shows as [...]

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Game Review: Castle Ravenloft

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If you are looking for a different board game for the family, take a look at the Wizards of the Coast board game Castle Ravenloft. The villains (including big bad himself, the vampire Strahd) are gray. Some monsters are brown; others are white. As you can see in the picture, the heroes are in blue. [...]

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Cash Advance Network

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It is hard, this time of year, to be strapped for cash. For that reason, many people look to payday loans to help them with their Christmas shopping. It makes sense — Christmas is a time-lock. You have to have your presents wrapped and ready by the 25th. A payday loan can help you meet [...]

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Week 207 and 206 “Sacrifice” and “Peace Out”

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Work continues to be great and exhausting. I am now, after two months, getting to a place where I feel like I know what I am doing (at least a little bit) but we missed out on an Angel episode last week so we watched two, back to back, to catch up. “Sacrifice” was an [...]

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Week 208 “The Magic Bullet”

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I loved this episode of Angel. For many reasons. First, any screen time with Amy Acker is awesome, in my book. She is so great. Score one for geeky girls! Plus, I went through my own Kennedy assassination phase so a bookstore called “The Magic Bullet” is near and dear to me. I am very [...]

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Do You Need Home Contents Insurance?

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You have already purchased so many types of coverage, from homeowner’s or renter’s to extended warranties. Do you really need to consider adding a home contents insurance policy? If you have accumulated enough personal belongings that would be costly or difficult to replace, it might be a good idea to look into purchasing this sort [...]

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Week 209 “Shiny Happy People”

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This is week 209 and the Angel episode is “Shiny Happy People”. What intrigued me about this episode is how quickly everyone, even Wesley, is enthralled by the higher being (as yet unnamed). All the past falls away in her presence. They all forget how the being got here — the pain, suffering and death [...]

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Weeks 218 Through 210

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Is it ironic that the first Angel episode I missed writing up was “Awaking” just about the time I was giving notice at my old job and starting to search for new work? I have missed a few write-ups as you can see. But I think my life is back to some semblance of order. [...]

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Life and Money Update

238 Weeks

I have been quiet here for the last month or so. We had quite a life shake up and things are finally settling back down. We both left our old jobs for greener pastures. Well, sort of. Neither of us had jobs lined up, which seemed like it would put a damper on what had [...]

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A New Start

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I am a little behind on my 238 weeks postings, but I have a good reason. I quit my job. Yeah. Fiscally responsible me: I quit my job without another one lined up. It is a long story and there are many twists and turns. For now, here’s the condensed, ready for prime time version. [...]

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