SHARE Florida – Charity and Cheap Chow

Everyone can SHARE!

SHARE Food Network is an amazing and unique program that is open to everyone.  SHARE distributes high quality affordable and nutritious food as a way to build community and strengthen families.  Whether you would like to save money on groceries, volunteer in the community, or promote health and wellness, it’s worth getting involved with SHARE!

No matter your financial state or being, giving has always had it’s own rewards.  SHARE is just one of those organizations that provide a value to anyone who needs them.  This is one way to improve both your financial situation and your community’s outlook and outreach. 

The link to SHARE for my neck-of-the-wood is SHARE Florida.  You can find your own by googling “Share + “State”.

Below is an example of a frozen food box that they have availible right now. 

Example:

Meat Box 3: $10.50

 

  • 1.7 lbs. chicken drums

  • 1 lb. chicken breast fillets

  • 1 lb. tilapia fillets

  • 8 oz. sliced hard salami

  • 12 oz. turkey sausage links  

 

*4.95 lbs. of meat for $10.50 or $2.12/pound 

Patrick Lalande

 

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Budgets are Sexy – Serendipitious and So-o-o-o Cool

Budgets are Sexy – Serendipitious and So-o-o-o Cool

Do you believe in fate?  Do you read your horoscope and say, “Hey!  Right on.” or something to that effect? Do you carry a lucky charm or have a “favorite” outfit for a favorite activity you must wear? Perhaps you beieve in angels? 

I’m not superstitious. However, I do believe in serendipity.  Such was a meeting of J. Money and me.

When I wrote  “National Techmark, bibomedia and spam – What an Review!” I wasn’t looking for anyone to respond to my post.  I was just doing what comes naturally to me.  I was trying to help others by writing about the incident.  J. Money wrote one of the comments.  This was the serendipity I mentioned.

I have visited his blog several times and found that it dovetails nicely with another project I’m working on.  More on that later. Right now, let me tell you about J. and his blog. 

 It was a little young when he made his comment but it has grown to become something to be envied.  Here is one of the new generation’s rising stars.  I realize that this blogger has a lot to learn from this 20-something.  By his generation’s description I’m an old fart. 

Let me tell you about J. and his blog.    It is “Budgets are Sexy“.  I was impressed enough to list it in my blog roll.  J has a light, airy, personable style to his writing.  He’s blog is easy to read, yet informative.  It is speaks to the heart of the thing that I try to accomplish; help people help themselves. 

Do you spend money?  Do you have money questions?  Do you want to save money, or get out of debt?  Do you think that money is evil or that greed is uncool?  Budgets are Sexy and J’s collection of corresponding links will help set your mind straight.  

He has generously listed my “A Mind’s Diet” in his blog roll.  I didn’t ask him to do this but that goes back to that other project I have been working on.  I did put his up on mine.  That was something I do not do very lightly.  As you can observe I am very selective.  There were no strings attached to that action.  He and his blog is that good. 

Vist Budgets are Sexy today.  Right now!  Learn from Budgets are Sexy. Profit from Budgets are Sexy and thrive. It is your right and I dare to say, “You’ll never look at money the same way again”.

Patrick Lalande   

TIP iPhone Press Releases or TIPR has a twist

TIP iPhone Press Releases or TIPR has a twist

“TIP iPhone Press Releases” or” TIPR” has a twist that really makes for an interesting application. It’s based on the technology I told you all about in “A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity“.  It allows iPhone users t enter ANY domain into a souce field and the the story is re-TIP’d to search the domain name the user has entered.

If you use an iphone to view any websites for news then this may be the best app you could ask for to save you time and expand your search-gathering capabilities. 

You can check out Apple.com to read more details.

For the software developer/web developer, I urge you to read “A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity” again. 

Even the “VC” firms are starting to take notice. Remember a little thing called Alta Vista or one that came later named Google? Are you listening, investors? 

Getting back to the app, did anyone happen to upon Killer Tech Tips’ post about Thiings you didn’t know about the New York Times?  If you didn’t you might want to read it.  It sounds a lot like TIPS but just for their site.  Hmmm…

Patrick

Mea Culpa

I was warned that this would happen.

Time slips by too rapidly.

I’m about to release a book I wrote.  More on this later. I’ve started up a new blog…  I’m still not completed the process.  It seems that I’m a little out of my element because it is taking me so long. This one is using WordPress on a third-party hosted site. It seems that I need a mentor in this endevour.  Any volunteers? I’d certainl give credit where credit is due.

I really knew that I’ve been ignoring my readers.  I’m sorry.  The way it looks, I’ve just taken a vacation and won’t get another one for a very long time.

I will be back here shortly.  When I do, I’ll be bringing back some thoughts that have been mulling around my mind for “durn neer” a month.

Patrick

Next round of college prices moves will be …

How do they do it?

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In an opinion article from USAToday.com about colleges that are violating the trust of their students and graduates by steering those to financial institutions and programs that are not in their best interest, I read this line, 

In the near future, colleges now inundated with applicants will begin competing for a shrinking pool of high school seniors.

The thought struck me that the reason college pricing has climbed, on average over 10% a year since who knows when, because there are too many students that want to go to college.   In the future, will colleges justify price increases with the phrase “because college enrollments are declining…”?

What do you think the line will be to justify the next round of price increases?  Or will there be price decreases?

Patrick 

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity?

Who knew?

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  • Who knew that Wal-mart was going to be such a big name in the retail market?  Did you?
  • Who knew that a little company called Microsoft was going to change the world?  Did you?
  • Who knew that the horse-less carriage, or Democracy, or the Internet would be as big as it is today?  Did you?

Wouldn’t you have loved a little notice of domain names or the telephone companies, or any other opportunity that would allow you to retire rich?  Wouldn’t have like to have bought Microsoft, or Google, or Yahoo before the “Big Boys” drove the prices up?  Wouldn’t you have loved a little notice that you would be using the Internet browser before the Internet became so commercial?

Things tend to grow quite rapidly in today’s world.  I had my chances.  I could have bought Microsoft for $10 dollars a share (equivalent to 50 cents today).  I could have bought Google for $85 dollars on its opening day.  I was ahead of the domain name growth but only told my friends, and didn’t invest for myself.  I could have bought Starbucks when they only had 160 stores.  I coulda, woulda, shoulda.  This isn’t a whine.  IT IS A WARNING!

There is a a little-known technology with a very, under-assuming name that you need to know about.  As a disclaimer, I hereby notify you that my brother has created it. 

So those that are suspicious, leave now.  Don’t read any further.  Continue reading

Its too late for us. Save yourself!

One more chance to save yourself

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It’s been a long time coming.  On the news that the Federal government is backing the the economy with 100% aggression the stock market boomed. Up 400+ points yesterday (3/18) and currently (delayed price) up another 54. Gold plunged, financial stocks popped, and optimism has re-entered the dance. 

Yesterday was a nice sunny day here where I live. Through observation, it seemed that the weather couldn’t wait for spring and decided that it would give us a preview.  And then the Feds cute their interest rate by 3/4 of a point.  Hugh. HUGH!  How hugh?  That cut amounts to a 25%.  You didn’t get that on your credit card interest. I’d say that the big boys have a new big toy.  No, not a new maserati or a new corporate jet.  Not the new, 10,000 sq. ft. summer house that they live in for 6 weeks a year.  Not the physical trapping of wealth that you might think.  No.  Not those.  I’m talking about the game piece the financial crisis threatened to take away from them.  I’m talking BIG!  I’m talking the Federal government and the American economy. Continue reading