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Fall Refunds are Here for College Students

 It’s my favorite time of the semester…REFUNDS! A few weeks after the semester begins all of your financial aid pays out and if there’s any left over you get a refund! You will know that your receiving a refund if there’s a negative balance on your account. It’s the one time in history where you actually want to see a negative balance!  Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video where I am in my office with a surprised look on my face.  This semester I paid $241 in fees and I received a $500 grant for individuals who work at community colleges. Oh yeah  did I mention I work at a community college too part time as a tutor? Anyhoo, since I had already paid off my student account I received the $500 as a refund. If you’ve been watching my YouTube videos or reading my blogs then you already know this money is going to debt.  Figure 2: This is a photo of three $100 bills and three $50 bills. With refunds posting to accounts daily you want to make sure that you are constantly c

Adult Daily Living Skills: Breakfast Smoothie

 

What do you typically eat on a Saturday morning? Are you a big breakfast with all of the works type of person or do you play it safe with a granola bar?  This past Saturday I wanted something quick, easy, and healthy so I decided to make a smoothie. Smoothies are a great way to get all of your nutrients in one meal without having to do a whole lot. All you need is milk, fruit, and yogurt. I typically like to use almond milk, an assorted frozen fruit mix, and whatever yogurt I have on hand.


Figure 1: This is a thumbnail for my YouTube video on ADL: Breakfast Smoothie where I am drinking a smoothie and showing the ingredients that I used. 



In case you didn’t know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I am shocked when I hear people say that they don’t eat breakfast. When you don’t eat breakfast you take on the chance of overeating throughout the day to make up for not having an earlier meal. You also starve your body, which is not a good thing. A smoothie is an easy way to eat breakfast without all the hassle!


Figure 2: This a photo of a blender, yogurt, almond milk, and assorted fruit mix. 


When making a smoothie here are a few tips to follow:

  • 1.      Put the yogurt at the bottom. It helps everything else in your blender to mix better.
  • 2.      Next, add your choice of frozen fruit. Freezing the fruit helps to not have to use ice, which will water down your smoothie.
  • 3.      Lastly cover the entire mixture with milk.
  • 4.      Blend to your liking and enjoy!

Check out the video below to see how I make a delicious breakfast smoothie. Be sure to check back in to my YouTube on THIS Wednesday 5/5/21 for a SPECIAL announcement. Ms. Duggan has been working on something very special and I cannot wait to tell you all about it! Drop down in the comments and let me know what you think it is!

Figure 3: This is a photo of me drinking a smoothie. 




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