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Putting Profit First

13 October 2017 | Comments [0] »

In the spring of 2016, I read the book Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. I had heard a talk about the Profit First concept from Cathy Sexton of The Productivity Experts who gave a presentation about it to the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. I was intrigued so I bought the book. After I read the book, I decided to implement it. It’s been wonderful for my business.

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Preventing late fees

21 October 2013 | Comments [0] »

This month, I forgot to pay my credit card on the 17th. I don’t know what happened. I never forget. But on Saturday, I realized that the bill was due two days before and I’d forgotten.

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Worth repeating: Life without cable TV

18 September 2013 | Comments [0] »

Almost two years ago, I wrote this post about giving up cable TV. I’ve since written two updates: Update on the cable-free life and A year without cable TV, but I think this post was the most informative of them. I’m an avid TV watcher and don’t miss cable a bit. Between the shows I can watch on my Roku, the Tivo I ended up buying which records broadcast shows for me, and shows I can catch online, I have more than enough to watch. And I’m so delighted not to pay for cable TV!

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A year without cable TV

26 October 2012 | Comments [0] »

It’s been just about a year when we took the plunge and canceled our subscription to cable TV. I wrote about it a couple of months into the experiment in a post called Life without cable TV and again seven months later in a post entitled Update on the cable-free life. On this one-year anniversary, I thought I’d give you the latest.

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Update on the cable-free life

3 July 2012 | Comments [7] »

Back in December, I wrote a long post about life without cable TV. I watch a lot of TV, since I love the combination of TV + knitting. It was a big deal for me to cut the cord on cable.

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Life without cable TV

23 December 2011 | Comments [9] »

About two months ago, we canceled our cable TV. I never would have guessed that I would do that. We’ve always subscribed to all the premium channels and it’s hard for me to imagine I’d do without. But here I am, cable-free. Why did my husband and I cut the cord?

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Balance: $0.00

24 August 2011 | Comments [6] »

When I started Peace of Mind Organizing in 2005, I wasn’t afraid of investing in it. Organizing is a fairly low-overhead business, but I was interested in getting lots of training and benefitting from attending educational conferences with my peers. A look at my credentials page can give you an idea of how I spent money on my business and professional development.

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Q&A with author Leah Ingram

23 February 2011 | Comments [1] »

I’ve been acquainted with Leah Ingram, author of the new book,Toss, Keep, Sell!: The Suddenly Frugal Guide to Cleaning Out the Clutter and Cashing In, for going on fifteen years. We were members of the same professional association for writers back when I was a freelance writer and both still belong to the online writing community, Freelance Success. Leah’s created a name for herself as an expert in saving money, thanks to her popular Suddenly Frugal blog and her book of the same name. When I became aware of the topic of her newest book. I couldn’t resist asking her to do a Q&A for my blog.

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The clean slate

17 January 2011 | Comments [2] »

So far this year I’ve established a couple of new habits that benefited greatly by starting with a clean slate.

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Cheaper isn't always better

6 August 2010 | Comments [3] »

I’m all for saving money. But last week I learned a valuable lesson about how saving money at the expense of time isn’t always such a great idea.

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Life can get in the way of productivity

8 May 2007 | Comments [0] »

Do you ever feel like you could really get some stuff done if only you didn’t have to deal with life? I got home from my organizers’ conferences all revved up with big plans of implementing big ideas.

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