Why are tinned foods so popular?

March 23rd, 2017

Did you know that  canning food was first developed in the late 18th century as a way to provide a stable food source for soldiers and sailors at war? Although the canning process can vary slightly from one product to another, there are three main steps. These steps include:Processing: Food is peeled, sliced, chopped, pitted, [...]


Decorating your house on a budget! Part 1

March 14th, 2017

I love decorating.  A few details can really make a room go from tolerable to amazing! The best part about decorating is the little thrill of excitement as you plan how you are going to arrange everything to make the most impact when you walk into the room. Of course, that thrill is significantly lessened [...]


Count the Cost before you buy that house!

March 12th, 2017

So many people don’t think before they make purchases! It is tempting for example to buy a home but before you buy you consider several issues. Tips to Consider Before you Buy Are you ready to buy a home? It is important to have enough savings as consumers need to have enough for deposits and [...]


The Cost of Free Health Care!

March 5th, 2017

I recently went to a public hospital to visit a friend.  This was not my first visit so I was aware of the state of public hospitals, however some things struck me on this visit. Bad Mood Firstly the demeanor of everyone seemed to waver between being upset and downright miserable.  The workers who ranged [...]


ATM Machines vs Cash Woes

February 27th, 2017

I don’t like using ATM machines, especially at the end of the month.  I have realized that in an effort to avoid long lines at banks, a number of people are using the cash dispensers to access their money. However it never dawned on me how bad the situation  was until my experience last week [...]


Be Careful of Suspicious Emails!

February 22nd, 2017

I think that I am a fairly intuitive person and I can easily identify when I am being tricked.  So there are some emails that I automatically dismiss. These emails are from persons who I don’t know and they relate long and sad stories about how they need my financial support. They often come from [...]