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  • Financial literacy and how to teach it to children?

    Tussiemussie recently stated she would be interested in reading about. Financial literacy and how to teach it to children. She thought this would be a great topic to discuss. I have a thought. Please define Financial Literacy. What does it mean? Can we help our children if we don't have a clear view...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 06-05-2013
  • How to Save Money at Home

    Tussiemussie has written in with a suggestion for a Forum Entry. Here are her thoughts. "Hi, I would be very interested to read "How To Save Money At Home." There are so many aspects: utilities, cooking heathfully while spending less, living in a smaller sq. ft. Home, and many more aspects...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 04-16-2013
  • Decorating with objects that have become special to you

    December and the first few days of January encourage us to decorate our homes (inside and sometimes outside) with items suggesting Holidays or special occasions. One thing I use, at this time of year is an Advent wreath. During the pre-Christmas rush our family has a special dinner every Sunday evening...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 12-15-2012
  • Have you ever tried selling on e-bay? How did it work for you?

    Have you ever tried selling on e-bay? How did it work for you? Yesterday I had a conversation with my niece. We got onto the subject of selling used or no longer wanted things on e-bay. My niece is very experienced in this activity. She thought I might enjoy it. After I hung up the phone I looked at...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 12-15-2012
  • Holiday Cards do you make them or buy them?

    I decided this year to make my own Holiday cards. It sounded simple, I would use the pictures on cards I had received in the past and place these on card stock. I have finished some but I have a ways to go. I am having a good time with this project but I never seem to have the time to finish them. How...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 11-30-2012
  • Gifts: what do they mean to you?

    Hello Everyone, In Dec. 2011, I wrote a post for "Dollar Stretcher" on the topic of Gifts. I discussed "Black Friday" the day after Thanksgiving and the commercialization of that date. I also spoke of gifts themselves and what they mean to me and to my family. The web address for...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 11-20-2012
  • How do you prepare for winter?

    I grew up in Southern California where the weather tends to be predictable and the coldest temperature we ever experienced was 26 degrees. (This was a very rare event.) When my husband and I moved back to Minnesota, I learned about things people did before winter arrived. For example, we loaded up on...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 10-28-2012
  • Do you celebrate Halloween? How?

    Do you have a special way of celebrating Halloween? Maybe there is an unusual treat that you give to visitors who knock on your door. You may have created a special costume for yourself or a child. Perhaps you decorate your home in a special way. Please share your thoughts with others. Lori Blatzheim
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 10-10-2012
  • Have you used compact fluorescent light bulbs?

    Have you used compact fluorescent light bulbs? Yesterday I stumbled on an article about compact fluorescent light bulbs also known as CFLs. The article was from Home Depot, but it was not a typical commercial, it was well explained and I learned a lot by reading it. http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 09-23-2012
  • Is there anything you would like to know about the Minnesota Grain Exchange?

    During the summer the Virtual Thrift Club had a lively discussion centering on the National Drought and what it means to the country. I contacted Joe Victor a member of the Minnesota Grain Exchange staff. He explained that I could attend a tour of the Exchange and I plan to do so soon. If there is anyone...
    Posted to Forum by Lori Blatzheim on 09-22-2012
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