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I Got My Summer Refund Check!

  It’s my favorite time of the semester you know the one where free money is involved?! My semester started a week ago and my refund posted shortly after. If you’ve been reading my blog or watching my YouTube channel, then you know I am a champion for scholarships and free money. This past year my employer decided to pay for doctoral degrees in full which greatly assisted in my debt free journey. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “I Got My Summer Refund Check” where I am sitting in my office with my hand under my chin with a smile while looking at the camera. Although my schooling is paid for, I still have several scholarships that provide some overage. My goal is to not only obtain my doctorate degree for free but to make money while doing it! This summer I received two scholarships for $500 each for a total of $1000! One scholarship was given to me by the university without me having to apply while the other is for my work with a local community college.  With

Adult Daily Living Skills: Cleaning your Baseboards

  Figure 1 :This is a YouTube thumbnail of me cleaning the baseboards. We are less than 48 hours from the new year and I’m doing what I typically do around this time of year, cleaning and organizing. My deep cleaning consists of organizing my cabinets, sweeping, mopping, and throwing things out.  One of the things I am focusing on are my baseboards. In case you're wondering, the baseboards are sometimes called mop boards or the trimming around the lower part of your walls.I have a particular disdain for this area as it involves a lot of bending, stooping, and old fashioned scrubbing.  Dust loves this area and often accumulates here if you don’t clean it on a regular basis. When cleaning your baseboards you will need the following: A dish cloth and cleaning gloves Any household cleaner or soap and warm water Once you grab these things you want to spray your dish cloth with your household cleaner and wipe in one direction. Make sure you don’t wipe too hard as to not chip any paint bu

Adult Daily Living Skills: Organizing your Pantry

  (This is a thumbnail with a picture of my pantry for my YouTube video on Adult Daily Living Skills: Organizing your Pantry) Have you cleaned your pantry lately ? Well mine was a complete mess ! I mean horrible, I could not find anything and it pained me to open it ! As I was preparing to clean it I thought I’d record an Adult Daily Living Skills video. Something as simple as cleaning your pantry is an independent living skill that we all need. Here are a few tips when cleaning your pantry. Check expiration dates. Anything that is old or expired throw it out. Give each shelf a theme. For example, give your canned goods and baking goods a shelf of their own. Remove all food and wipe off your shelves with a cleaning product. You'd be surprised how much dust and crumbs build up !  Don’t forget to sweep and/or mop your pantry when you're done !  Check out my YouTube video below for more information and be sure to subscribe ! SUBSCRIBE HERE: Adult Daily Living Skills: Organizing yo

2021 Goal Setting

(This is a thumbnail of my YouTube video on 2021 Goals.) We are a month out from 2021 wheww 2020 has been a ride ! With the New Year upon you may be thinking of hopes and dreams for the future. Well what are you waiting on? 2021 starts now so let’s get started! 1.         When goal setting start out with making a practical list that has no more than 5 goals. I personally will be working on three for the New Year. 2.         Use the SMART Goal technique to organize or plan your goals. ·           Be  specific  by narrowing your goals down to what exactly it is you want. ·           How will you  measure  or track your progress? ·           Are your goals  attainable ? Do they make sense? ·           Make sure that your goals are  realistic  and they align with what your long-term goals are. ·           Create a  time-based  component so that you know when you want to have your chosen goal completed by. 3.         The most important part in goal setting is RESEARCH! You can’t get to wher