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Rentoid – Person to Person Renting

April 2, 2009 Making Quick Bucks

Rentoid is a commercial enterprise that we thought fitted nicely into the criteria of We Found A Solution, to quote from their about us page: “You know that Nintendo Wii that you’re thinking of buying? Expensive, isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be easier and cheaper if you could just rent it from someone instead of spending […]

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BOINC – Your Computer!

March 26, 2009 Technology

BOINC stands for Berkley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing – parent to the more familiar SETI – Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence – it is a way of harnessing the unused computer processing power on the planet.  Run by the University of California, the program requires you to download a simple application that taps into your […]

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Donate Your Old Business Clothing

March 26, 2009 Business

If you’re discarding business suits and other appropriate office attire that is still in good condition, consider giving it to organizations that help low-income people obtain clothing for job interviews. Some national charities: CareerGear helps men; Dress for Success helps women with business clothing. Also, look for local charities (e.g., Wardrobe for Opportunity in the […]

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Use CheapTweet To Get The Best Deals

February 24, 2009 Saving money

CheapTweet scans Twitter for the best deals, coupons and sales that people are tweeting about. How does it work? CheapTweet lets users rate deals by saying It’s Cheap (it’s a good deal) or It’s Lame (it’s not a good deal). Deals move to the Cheapest Tweets section if they get enough votes. CheapTweet also uses […]

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Help Your Local Teacher

January 14, 2009 Charity

I’d like to offer you a tip on how people can do something nice for their local school during touch economic times. Through Adopt-A-Classroom, the public and businesses can literally “adopt” a teacher of their choice and donate funds where 100% goes directly to the teacher. Donors receive an impact report exposing exactly what was […]

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Start Kitchen Table Coaching Groups In Your Community

January 14, 2009 At Home

Around a kitchen table in our homes, facing bleak times, my three friends and I brainstormed ways to drag ourselves out of debt, find new jobs, overcome obstacles and turn survive into thrive. As word got out about our kitchen table coaching sessions, we were asked to speak to women’s groups and other women encouraged us […]

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Do Something Nice For Others

January 14, 2009 At Home

I have a friend who is virtually alone suffering from severe cancer.  Every morning I try to send her a brief “cheer leading” email, encouraging her to hang in there. Every year I select a “special friend” for an “extended holiday treat.”   This “treat” happens to be a six month fun “yard sale” delivered to […]

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Local Business Advertising Help

January 14, 2009 Business

Our nonprofit organization, The Balmer Fund,  publishes a monthly magazine, the Prairie Connection.  We are especially concerned about the hard hit, dying small towns on the prairies of South Central Kansas and North Central Oklahoma, so we give free BUMP classified ads to small businesses in the region if they cannot afford to buy a […]

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Stay Positive – Start An Online Business

January 14, 2009 Web Sites

I’m a coach, and one of the most important precepts in coaching is: Wherever you put your attention, that’s what you get more of. When people say, “I refuse to participate in the recession!” they are actually double-reinforcing the negative — first, they reinforce the recession by focusing on it, and then by putting energy […]

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Shel Horowitz' Frugal Five

January 14, 2009 Budgeting

1) Offer your garden surplus to those in need 2) If you drive someplace regularly, see if there’s someone who needs a ride. Check out sites like: http://www.rideshareonline.com and http://www.erideshare.com. 3) Volunteer at a social service agency 4) Pay the toll or bus fare for the person behind you 5) Buy an extra high-protein food […]

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