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Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980

The spending began soaring beyond that of other advanced nations, but without the same benefits in life expectancy.

The United States devotes a lot more… 46 more words

Health Care/Medical Care

Curbing my spending

For one reason or another lately I have been engaged on a spending spree. Today, May 3rd, I bought a gas mask online. Now what do you suppose I needed that for? 381 more words


One woman's journey

It’s not an unusual situation I’m sure. I’m your average middle aged Westie woman. I have a full time job, and one might call me a middle income New Zealander… I live in West Auckland, New Zealand, have grown up children, and I manage to pay the bills… just! 79 more words

When It Matters

There is a time for everything

and everything has its season

My husband and I lived together since I was 19…

we both had good jobs and were waiting for our 1st son to be born; 1 thing I wanted to share as it has helped me to be satisfied about my life:

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To Inspire You

Waste of time!


Happy Monday everyone!  I am publishing this LIVE from my OWN house!  How exciting is that!  I hope everyone had a lovely Mother’s Day and now on to the glorious new week ahead!  369 more words

Birthday Getaways on a Millennial Budget (Part 2)

In part one we broke down how we made Alex’s birthday trip happen on a tight budget. this time we will discuss how we managed to plan mine and how sometimes, no matter how much you plan things do not go accordingly. 717 more words


Goodbye old shoes

I am a top-class de-clutterer!  I will happily give books I have read to friends, send things I no longer use or wear to the charity shop and sell stuff to others via Ebay and yet I am finding parting with these old shoes a real wrench.  422 more words