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Being money smart at a casino

Everyone knows that there simply are never enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that we want to do. Technology has tried to assist in this matter by making many things easily done online. This has even included the way in which we enjoy casino gambling. The creation of online casinos has made it possible to enjoy gaming from home or even other places on the go. With this new technology comes the need to make sure your gaming environment is a safe one.

When playing any mobile casino games or any casino games online, make sure your computer is protected with the most up to date virus and anti-spyware protection. Also be sure to set the option for this software to automatically update as well as perform periodic scans to ensure your computer remains free of viruses and spyware.

Use the internet to help you research a potential gambling site you may want to join. There are many independent websites out there with unbiased reviews about the site. These reviews can provide you a quick and easy indication about a site you may wish to join. If there are any fraudulent activities associated with the site, these will often be revealed after performing an internet search. If you are unable to find any information, good or bad, about a site, then you probably shouldn’t join that site.

Online casino sites will never ask you to provide them with personal information via email. If you should receive an email requesting such information, do not respond to the email. Usually these emails are phishing for you information with the intent of defrauding you. Reputable casino sites will only ask for information from the main site where they can provide encryption of your data. This would include making changes to your personal information or other sensitive account information.

Article publié pour la première fois le 01/12/2013


Jump Start Next Week This Weekend

Did you know that 1/3 of diets started on Monday are given up by Tuesday?  Weekdays are busy enough without packing your 1,000,000 item to-do list in there. This weekend, try getting ahead by tackling a few items on your scroll (it must be a scroll if there are a million items on it). 


Update your playlist.

Every time I pick up my iPod I’m reminded that I need to mix things up a bit.  I’m no longer in the mellow mood that I was when I loaded 15 Jewel songs.  What better way to motivate yourself to cross off more tasks than with some uplifting tunes? I’ll even get your started with some of my new ones:

  • Fantasy – Mariah Carey
  • Good Time – Alan Jackson
  • Runaway – Gary Allan
  • Got My Mind Set on You – George Harrison
  • Warning – Green Day
  • Mexico – James Taylor
  • Stronger – Kanye West
  • Let it Rock – Kevin Rudolf
  • Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Stay – Jackson Brown

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Article publié pour la première fois le 30/07/2010


5 Library Perks

Ever since Barnes and Nobel started putting Starbucks in their stores, there really hasn’t been much of a reason to hit the public library.  Well, draw yourself away from their frothy mocha-chino’s for one moment and let me remind you the upsides of your local book rental facility; you’re already paying for it with your taxes, why not give it another shot?

DVD’s & CD’s

If it’s been a while since you stopped by, you might be surprised by the ever expanding collection that some libraries are accumulating.  It’s not just PBS educational VHS tapes anymore.  Try the newest releases for even cheaper than a $1/night RedBox.   

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Article publié pour la première fois le 22/07/2010


To Insure Prompt Service – Tips

I am a lousy tipper.  Husband is an excellent tipper.  Can you imagine a more outrageous couple?


You may have gotten the cutesy email that explains that the word ‘tips’ is actually an acronym, short for the phrase “to insure prompt service.”  Well, stop spreading that rumor, because according to Snopes, it’s not true; and it really doesn’t make any sense if you think about it.   Truth be told, I will generally, begrudgingly, tip at least 15%.  Buy why?  Today I wanted to find out where that magical 15% comes from, but as far as I could find, the waitress union pushed the initiative through a top secret campaign.  15% actually does seem like a reasonable amount for good service, but what about just OK or bad service?


Reasons Why We Might Over-Tip:

We Don’t Know It 

Many people just glance at their receipt, which is normal, because they have lives to get to.  But if you’re not careful, you may miss the automatic gratuity that can be added to parties as few as 6 in some restaurants.  Doing some quick math can ensure the proper compensation and prevent double tipping.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 02/08/2010


Around the Interwebs – Week of June 21

I spend a lot of time at my computer.  I was bound to find some good stuff.  Here are my favorites from this week:

Save Money on Groceries Without Couopons @ Frugal Village

How Not to Buy Too Much @ Wisebread

Money 101 @ CNN

The Big Choice @ Simple Dollar

Top 10 Worst Paying College Degrees @ Free Money Finance

Article publié pour la première fois le 26/06/2010


Is it October 18th already?  Holy cow.


Anywho, here are some of the articles that I found worthwhile this week:

Do the Rich Work Harder? @ Smart on Money

I Don't Understand the Early Retirement Extreme Movement @ My Journey to Millions

Do You Save or Spend First? @ My Dollar Plan


Also be sure to check out this week's Festival of Frugality @ Frugal Upstate where my Book Report on Switch was featured.

Have a marvelous weekend everybody & be sure to swing by next week; it's gonna be awesome. 

Article publié pour la première fois le 22/10/2010