Thursday, June 2, 2022

Things to consider when buying a vehicle

In the market for a new vehicle?  With the rising cost of everything transportation-related, you must arm yourself with all the tools you have available before you take that plunge!

During these uncertain times, many have bought cars without ever leaving their homes.  Yes, the dealer will deliver it straight to your home.  If you do your homework, you can buy a car from the comfort of your home.  But first, let's gather all the information we need before we sign that contract.

Are you going to buy a new or used car?  We all know what kind of car we want before we get started in the car buying process.  Make sure you find the best price.  You can easily search the inventory of many dealerships and see the asking price.  And in today's economy, there is not much room for negotiation on that price, as there has been in the past   You can control some factors in the process.


You will more than likely be financing the price of the car, so the lower your car payment, the better off you are.  How much car can you afford?  Make sure you calculate your payment before you make your final decision.

There are other costs involved when making that purchase.  How much is your insurance going to cost you?  There are varying factors, so make sure you get a quote from your insurance company!

 Can you afford to buy gas for that big four-wheel drive, eight-cylinder dual cab truck?  You might need to step down to that compact car.  The Toyota Prius Prime boasts a whopping 62 mpg on the highway according to Consumer Reports.

 Car maintenance costs should be factored in, as well.  Everything from oil changes to buying new tires should be considered. How many miles will you drive your vehicle in a year?  There's a huge difference in the price of four new tires for a full-size truck versus a sedan.

When you buy a new car, you usually get a warranty and with used cars, you can usually buy a warranty, but what will the warranty cover?  You must take your out-of-pocket costs into consideration for maintenance.  Your warranty will not cover those oil changes, but it may be the difference between having to pay an exorbitant amount if a major component of the car fails.

Your income and likelihood of continued employment definitely have to be taken into consideration.  Small business owners are struggling to pay employees and keep up their costs of doing business.  You have to have a job with a steady income!

Whether you are buying that car from the comfort of your home or you are physically going into the dealership, you must take in so many factors.   But, whatever you do, make sure you use the tools available to you to make the best financial decision. 

Drop us a comment if you have purchased a vehicle recently!  What was your experience like?

Monday, September 6, 2021

Online Games to Help you Relax

When you get to the end of your day, what do you do to relax?   If I have a good book on my reading list, that is such a relaxing thing to do.  Grab your favorite beverage and begin reading your book.  Ahhhh, such a relaxing thing to do.  A hot cup of tea and a good book and I am in my own little world.

When your day has been filled with the ups and downs of a job, you can really be stressed out.  I know my mind is still racing about my tasks for that day.  I had a former employer suggest I end my day with a game of solitaire.  This has worked for me for a number of years!  Play a couple of games of solitaire online and call it a day.

This really helped me get over the stress factor of working as a paralegal in a busy law office.  It has been a few years since I have worked outside of the home, but I still practice this ritual.  I found a new site to play all of my favorite online games and it is FREE.  Check out for all your favorite games like solitaire, mahjong tiles, free cell, hidden object games, and so much more.

Playing these types of games takes away the stresses of everyday life, but still keeps your mind sharp. Play for 30 minutes or an hour and you are relaxed!

This is also something I do late at night when I am ready to clear my mind, so I can relax and go to sleep.  But, I will admit, it usually runs into more than one game!  I always want to beat my last score.  Best of all, you play alone, it is YOUR game, and there are no competitors.  You should try it.

What games do you like to play to relax?  Drop me a comment below.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

September $100. Gift Card Giveaway

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tired of Sorting Sheets try FIX Linens


We had the wonderful opportunity to facilitate a review for sheets from FIX Linens. Sheets can become pricey, especially quality sheets that are worth resting ourselves on.
The sheets from FIX Linens arrived in customized earth friendly packaging. These soft, crisp, white, silky sheets feel as though I’m laying down on luxury. They were very easy to put on my bed.

Once you're using these sheets there's no more sorting sheets, no more fighting to get those sheets on the bed. We can finally find the top of the sheet because of the color coded tags and a thin line of embroidery to mark the size of each sheet.

These durable sheets are 100% long-staple cotton with a smooth, sateen weave. They are cozy, comfortable and breathable. The color coded tags make it easy to organize, no more mixing up king sheets with queen sheets while folding them. <

All FIX products are OEKO-TEX certified and tested for harmful chemicals to safeguard the health of customers and the planet at every stage of the production. These high quality durable women lead to longer product life cycle and a reduction in waste.

FIX Linens is on a mission to create hotel-quality frustration-free bedding for everyone. The FIX system takes all the stress out of sorting sheets and fighting complicated duvet covers. They offer affordable, high quality essentials that make life easier.

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