Tools for the garden of debt
- The Simple Life
by Sheryl Simons
EASY KEY LIME PIE
1 pkg graham Crackers, finely crushed
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
6 tbs unsalted butter, melted
8 oz pkg cream cheese, room temp
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp grated lime rind
1/3 cup lime juice
8 oz container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed
GARNISH: Lime Slices
Heat oven to 325 degrees. CRUST: In bowl, mix crumbs, sugar and
cinnamon. Stir in butter. Press into 9 inch glass pie plate. Bake
until edges are lightly golden, 10 min. Let cool.
FILLING: In bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, lime rind and juice until
fluffy. Fold in topping. Spread into crust. Refrigerate until firm, 4
hours. Garnish with lime slices. MAKES 8 SERVINGS.*
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One evening, Jenny arrived home from work to find the children
bathed, one load of laundry in the washer and another in the dryer.
Dinner was on the stove, and the table set. She was astonished! It
turns out that Eddie had read an article that said wives who work
full-time and had to do their own housework were too tired to have
The evening went well and the next day, she told her office friends
"We had a great dinner. Eddie even cleaned up. He helped the kids do
their homework, folded all the laundry and put it away. I really
the evening. I put my feet up and read a book."
"But what about afterward?" asked her friends.
"Oh, that..., Eddie was too tired."
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Tools for the Garden of Trouble
How to dig a deep hole and bury yourself in Debt!
(note: the bigger the tool, the faster you can dig!)
Backhoe Beverages- $100 for 10 - 12 packs, But you don't even get
to keep it! It just goes down the drain. Water is free! Over a
thousand dollars a year just to hear that flush.
Hand Shovel - Coffee Bars: What you can make for pennies on the
dollar at home, you can spend unlimited $$$ here, stopping in each
morning before work, after work, and at lunch. $4. a day, become $20
a week which becomes over $1000 a year. Coffee made at home 50
cents a week, or about $20 a year a little more if you buy the
Shovel Spend your free time shopping. As long as you are looking
for a good deal, it can't be a waste of money, can it? Don't ask
yourself if you need it, just buy whatever comes across your path!
What good would it be to have money just sitting in a bank account or
money market account? Boring.
Tractors Spending a day or two a week at the Casino! What a great
way to relax and lighten your wallet. Wallets full of cash or Debit
cards will have an easy time dieting here. If you go enough you can
get a free meal or a free room for the weekend! They know who their
big-time spenders are!
Front End Loaders Always buy a new car. Used cars are for little
old ladies. Just driving off the new car lot will take 1/4 to 1/3
off the value of that beautiful new car! They great part is,
everyone will notice you are driving a brand new car for at least a
month, but you still get to make the payments long after the shiny
paint has dulled, or you hit a deer. Buying a car from a buy-here-
pay-here place is even better! You will get to spend three times
more for a car than its worth, just because you have bad credit. (And
if it is a lemon and you decide to sell it you can't because no
other fool will pay as much for it as you owe!) Or, you could look
for a good used car, have it checked out by a mechanic, and have low
payments and get it paid off so you can save more money for the next
car. But that wouldn't be any fun, would it? Now don't worry. When
that car payment gets to be too much, just re-mortgage, ahem, get a
home equity loan. Then it will only take a few extra years to pay
off that mortgage, but who's counting? The lenders are, that's for
Bull dozer - Buy a big house with an even nice big payment! Why save
money doing any work on a fixer-upper? Spend every spare dime out of
your paycheck to make a mortgage payment and property taxes so that
you will have to wonder where your next meal is coming from. If you
do buy an affordable house, do not make any extra payments, or pay
extra on your mortgage. Why pay off your house early and be debt
free? Only dweebs pay off anything early!
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