Saturday, March 19, 2011


From the New York Times, mapping the nation's well-being. This is a fascinating look at happiness around the country. Peanut and I were surprised that they asked no direct questions about money!

Make sure you're prepared for disaster with a 72-hour kit. Are you? We're not. We probably have enough food to last for any 72-hour period, but I'm not sure we have enough water. I save plastic bottles, fill them halfway with water, and stick them in the freezer for taking to yoga classes or whatnot, but I don't think that would be enough for two people's needs for a few days.

These four tips will help you stop accumulating clutter. I especially like number 1 - be immediate. I have had to start putting things in a Goodwill donation bag as soon as I decide to donate them, or they never wind up there.

GRS writer April warns about changes to your checking accounts. We're lucky to have a checking account that's linked with a credit card rewards system, so we get points whether we use debit or credit (or checks, for that matter) but I wonder how long before that'll go away?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't seen that NYTimes interactive, and it was fascinating!


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