In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Personal Finance: Should I Invest in Starbucks Stock?

    Update – 10/30/12: I no longer hold positions in Starbucks stock ($SBUX) and have no plans to invest in the stock in the immediate future. This post has been trending lately, so just I thought I’d put this out there! ~Randomguru Out of curiosity, a show of hands, how

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  • Zen and Art the of Remodeling Bathrooms – Part Two

    I’ve recently touched open the topic of remodeling bathrooms, as one of my New Year’s resolutions for 2011 is to remodel the guest bathroom upstairs. I mentioned it here.

    It’s okay as far as the overall design and layout is concerned. And it’s a small bathroom anyway, so I wouldn’t want to touch the overall design and floorplan. I just wanted to add new things, replace what’s old and worn out, and clean up the look, making it more Zen-like and minimalistic.

    I’ve been exploring at www.betterbathrooms.com, looking for ideas on what to do as far as remodeling goes.

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  • Post-Thanksgiving: Getting Back On Track

    Thanksgiving 2010 is now behind us. Chances are, today you took part in Black Friday and shopped till you dropped. Or, you were like me and you avoided the crowds and the long lines and the potential stampedes (that historically have been dangerous and fatal). . . . .

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    Random Thoughts on Moving and a Frugal Lifestyle

    No doubt if you’ve been a fairly regular reader, you know that, every now and then, I try to share tips for saving money and living a frugal lifestyle. Well, in these tough economic times, I’ve certainly been posting more ways to saving and practice frugality.

    I just wish I’d done my homework on relocating to another city, being that the family and I had recently moved to a new condo in Riverside.

    A friend of mine grew up in the Chicago area, and I was thinking that if I wanted to relocate here from “the windy city”, finding affordable Chicago moving companies would be at the top of my list of priorities.

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  • Frugal Living Goes To The Movies!

    The following are thoughts and ideas about going to the movie theaters in 2010. Well, my BIG advice is… don’t. It’s EXPENSIVE! Save your money. Or better yet, go only when there’s a particular movie that you absolutely must-see, which fits the following criteria: When is a movie really

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    Zen and the Art of Frugal Living: Suggested Links

    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. —Buddha The more I ponder on the quote above, the more I see the life situations around me that depend on how I perceive them. Frugal, Simple and Green

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