Monthly Archives: December 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I will be gone for a week (returning January 2nd). I want to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for these holidays. May you spend some time with loved ones and may the 2009 bring you much … Continue reading

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Stovetops

I am continue to explore the power of vinegar and baking powder in cleaning. Today, I poured a bit of baking powder on my stovetop and sprayed it with my 50/50 vinegar/water mixture until it started to fizz. I then … Continue reading

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Vinegar and the Microwave

I nuked some vinegar in the microwave. I poured a centimeter (half an inch) or so of vinegar in a bowl and cooked it in the microwave for three minutes. This was enough to have the vinegar boiling in the … Continue reading

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Clean and Green

I am continuing to search the internet for frugal and green alternatives to commercial cleaning solutions. Today, I have come across a site that is very exhaustive and does have some good cleaning solutions. I recommend that you check out … Continue reading

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The Vinegar Book

A wonderful complement to the Baking soda Book is The Vinegar Book. Here you will find hundreds of uses for vinegar. Tonight, I will try washing my floors with a combination of water and vinegar. I will let you know … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution

My New Year’s Resolution is to create an emergency reserve fund of $725 by mid-February. This will be enough to cover any one of my largest payments in case of emergency (rent, payment to credit counselors, minor repair to car). … Continue reading

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Rate-Jacking

A new word is now being introduced to the English lexicon: rate-jacking. This refers to the process by which companies that issue credit cards can jack-up rates dramatically at any time. This practice is hitting consumers hard in the United … Continue reading

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