Happy Mother's Day

Mother's DayMay 10, 2015: We wish you a warm and happy Mother's Day. It's a fantastic day to acknowledge the celebration of motherhood and selfless contributions of mothers to our birth, growth and development. We all know that our moms do a thankless job. So let us seize this opportunity to thank them wholeheartedly.

Happy Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2015: We wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day :). Hope you have great fun and some treasured moments to cherish for a lifetime. Here is our ode to St. Valentine:

Wish you a Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2015: We wish you a wonderful new year ahead. May everything that you need for a better life materialize this year :).

At this auspicious start of a pristine year, we wish that all beings experience peace, joy and love. We also pray that there are no wars or natural disasters this year.

Happy Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2014: We wish you a Happy Veterans Day :). It's a state and federal holiday across US. But those of us who are employees of corporate America need to go to work :(.

Veteran's day has an inspiring history. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words:

Daylight Savings Time Reminder

Daylight Savings TimeNov 02, 2014: It is time to reset our household clocks and watches to get that extra hour on Sunday morning. We will get an extra hour of Sunday morning sleep on Nov 2, because of the time change that rolls our clocks back an hour every fall.

Happy Halloween

Happy HalloweenOct 31,2014: We wish you a Happy Halloween. Hope you have a wonderful time at tonight's Halloween party dressed in fabulous yet scary costumes. Last night we filled our orange colored pumpkin bucket with colorful candies. Kids love them :).

Happy Columbus Day

Oct 13, 2014: Wish you all a Happy Columbus Day. We Americans celebrate this day to mark the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas, on October 21, 1492. Wow! It's over five hundred years since that discovery :). Thanks to Columbus else Americas would have remained utterly unknown to the world.

Three Quick Steps To Get Out of Debt

Sep 24, 2014: At present we are debt free. It's a great feeling to have no financial debts. In fact it's said that the first step to save is to get rid of our debts. We agree.

Debt-Free LifeYour lifestyle can siphon off cash faster than the rate at which you earn it. More so if you lead a fast life where you are conscious of status symbols, social image and can spare no time to manage your finances. Such a life puts one in a perennial race to update stuff to keep up with the latest trends. The result is debt, debt and more debt. Credit card debt, car loans, housing mortgage, student loan(s), insurance payments and more. Consequently you are weighed down by a mountain of debt which can suck fun out of life.

Wish you a Happy Fall!

First Day of FallSep 22, 2014: We wish you a joyful Fall ahead :). According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, officially it began at 10:29 p.m. EDT during the autumnal equinox, when the sun crossed directly over the Earth's equator and both day and night were about equal. Fall will last three months and end on December 20th.

Happy Labor Day

Sep 01, 2014: We wish you a wonderful Labor Day. Hope your long weekend went well :). Ours was spent in de-cluttering our household. This year our focus has been to reduce consumption, so we refrained from buying stuff through "Labor Day Sale" promotions. It feels great to get rid of stuff!

Top 10 Dollar Store Buys

Top 10 Dollar Store BuysAug 28, 2014: Shopping at a Dollar Store is really fun. Over years we have observed that certain goods are definitely cheaper at dollar stores. So we created a dollar store game plan to cash in on low prices. We often wondered how they kept their prices so low. Later we discovered that dollar stores, whether mom-and-pop shops or local franchises of a national chain, get some inventory from product lines created just for discount stores. The rest come as remnants from wholesalers, which explains why we see such a wide variety every week.

However, we are suspicious about the quality of food and kitchenware sold at these stores. So as a policy we never purchase edible stuff or anything that has to do with cooking from them. Barring that we've found tonnes of useful goodies at rock bottom prices. Here are our top ten dollar store buys:

Quickbooks Simple Start FREE - Online 2014

Aug 26, 2014: Quickbooks is offering their product Online Simple Start 2014, FREE for 30 Days. No credit card is needed to avail this deal. If you have a small business with simple accounting needs then this tool might be a perfect fit for you. Simple Start is an easy-to-use free small business accounting software that can help you to manage your business better by staying organized, being prepared at tax time and presenting more professional looks.