September 30, 2007


Review Your Calendar

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandilarson @ 8:28 am

Review your calendar for October, and budget how much you will be spending for each gifting occasion.  If you normally purchase a Christmas present for those same people, plan on purchasing the Christmas gift at the same time.  Remember to record the purchase in your book.

September 17, 2007


Working From Home

Filed under: Debt Reduction — sandilarson @ 7:42 am

If you’ve been a faithful reader of my blog, first of all let me apologize for not being a faithful writer over the past 10 days.  We find ourselves very busy with our business this time of year, as we need to unearth all of our holiday merchandise and get it photographed, listed, and on the shelves for shipping.  Working from home has many benefits, but also comes with it’s own challenges.  Another of my extended family members is going to start working from home during the first week of October.  We were thinking a celebration for her would be in order.  All of us other home workers will show up at her house at about .  Dress code is “jammies” or sweats, and we will expect her to make the coffee. 

When we counsel clients with babies or little children, we usually recommend that unless both parents are professionals with an income of at least $50,000 each per year, that the lower earner become a “stay at home”, or “work at home” parent.  Even though that parent’s primary job is to care for and raise the children, they often start a business to help supplement the family income.  I’m going to write about a few simple ideas for part time home business start-ups over the next few days. 

September 5, 2007


Do You Have a Dog?

Filed under: Shopping Tips — sandilarson @ 8:36 am

The days are getting shorter and it is getting dark earlier.  In a few more weeks, you’ll be walking your dogs morning and night in the dark.  We found one of the neatest dog collars and leashes that will help keep you and your dog safe at night.  Each of these has a reflective strip that will help drivers see your dog, and if you have a large yard or property, you can set the blinker (on the collar) just as you let your dog out, and be able to spot him quickly.  We also carry replacement batteries for these items.  If you have a dog, go take a look at these collars and leashes:    Just scroll down on the page to see the assortment.  These would also make great Christmas gifts for any friend or family member that has a dog.