International Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is. I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer in August. I’m having a simple mastectomy in November. If you are a MAN who loves a woman, or, if you are a WOMAN who doesn’t want breast cancer, HAVE YOUR BREASTS CHECKED!!! Continue reading International Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Miscellaneous Musings

Changed the title of my site for now.  This site started as a website for my business many years ago. I thought about just deleting it but I’m doing some ‘digital’ recycling and re-purposing it into a personal one.  I have no idea where this will lead but for now it will be a place … Continue reading Miscellaneous Musings


Serendipity means a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; a fortunate mistake. Specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. The word has been voted one of the ten English words hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company.[1] However, due to its sociological use, the word has been exported … Continue reading Serendipity

Bringing It Together

I’ve changed the name and look of my blog today. Here is one description of Synchronicity: “the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner. The concept of synchronicity was first described in this terminology … Continue reading Bringing It Together

Moving / Relocation Expenses?

There is a wealth of information on the internet about relocation and moving expense that you can find using Google.  Rather than re-invent the wheel, check out what they’ve got to suggest.  You’ll find some sites with checklists as well.  Don’t want to leave anything reimbursable or deductible out! I’ll get you started with the … Continue reading Moving / Relocation Expenses?


The FDIC publishes a periodical called “Consumer News”.  One edition headlines “You Can Organize and Simplify Your Financial Life: A How-To Guide“.   I am posting the link to the publication (PDF format) for online viewing, file saving and/or printing.  It’s got some really good basic advice! 


FROM THE IRS NEWSWIRE April 3, 2012 – Need An Extension to File?

  irs newswire  Issue Number:    IR-2012-40 Can’t File By April 17? Use Free File to Get a Six-Month Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax IRS YouTube Videos:Need More Time to File Your Tax Return? English  | Spanish  | ASL  IRS Tax Payment Options English   | Spanish  | ASL  Fresh Start … Continue reading FROM THE IRS NEWSWIRE April 3, 2012 – Need An Extension to File?

Home Improvements: Equity Loans, Rental Property and HUD/FHA

HOME EQUITY LOANS & DEDUCTIBLE INTEREST I’ll start with a brief definition from Wikipedia: “A home equity loan (sometimes abbreviated HEL) is a type of loan in which the borrower uses the equity in their home as collateral. These loans are useful to finance major expenses such as home repairs, medical bills or college education. … Continue reading Home Improvements: Equity Loans, Rental Property and HUD/FHA