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Friday, February 02, 2018

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

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Friday, November 17, 2017

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

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Friday, October 21, 2016

How much are you worth?

How much are you worth?

Let’s take a minute to look at your assets and liabilities:

Assets (what you own)
Cash: checking account, savings account, money market, CD, treasury bills, silver, gold
Securities: stocks, bonds, mutual funds
Real estate: Personal residence, vacation home, rental properties
Business interests: business owner, MLM
Retirement funds: IRA, KEOGH, 401K, vested portion in company plan, annuity
Life insurance: cash value
Personal property: cars and other vehicles, household furnishings, boat, plane, 
 recreational vehicles, antiques, collectibles, art, furs, jewelry

Liabilities (what you owe): 
Current bills: credit cards, charge accounts, medical, dental, store cards
Debt: Unpaid bills
Taxes: income (federal & state), property (real & personal)
Mortgages: residence, other properties
Loans: auto, home improvement, education, life insurance, margin account

Total net worth = total assets minus total liabilities

Don’t like what you see?  Well, let’s start working on that.  Whether you’re looking for a full-time job or just a part-time gig to bring in some extra cash, there are many options. To help 
you get a better job, start by acquiring some new skills and do a quick resume brush-up.  

Check out to first see what kind of jobs are out there and which ones can 
offer you flexibility and security.Placing your resume online doesn’t mean a lot in a sea of faceless names available to 

You need to get more creative, especially if you want to work from home.  Rather than posting a resume on, which will mostly result in getting you a ton of 
junk mail, try connecting with people you already know on or searching for 
local jobs at  

Here are some other great resources:

You can also find some terrific freelance jobs online based on your expertise, at sites such 

If you’re artistic, you can get paid for your creativity and accept as many or as few jobs as you’d like at:

Sell your photography skills at:
Virtual customer service jobs allow you to assist other companies from your computer.  If 
you have a landline, a computer, and your home is quiet, you can take incoming calls for 
companies or help them with data entry tasks.  See who is hiring at:

 There are simply too many to list!  
Are you feeling empowered with your finances yet?  You should!  You probably already know how to do many things that companies out there are willing to pay you for!  Write a list of 
all your skills, talents, hobbies and interests.  You’re worth more than you know!

Trina Boice
(The FruGAL)

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Money doesn't grow on trees

There are a ton of things you can do to bring in extra money to pay those bills and stretch your dollars.  

My dad used to always say, "Money doesn't grow on trees."  The fact is, nobody is going to just hand you money; you have to do something.  No, wait a minute...they just might! 

You may actually have free money hiding out there that you don’t 
even know about!  It’s true! Every state has an “Unclaimed Property” department which you can easily use to help you find money!  

Start at, the website of the National 
Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.  Every state’s procedure for claiming money is different, so be sure to check every state where you have resided and worked, and follow their 
guidelines.  Amazingly enough, you may actually have forgotten about some pennies out there!  

Hey, it’s worth a shot, and will only take you a few minutes online.   

I found a small paycheck my husband forgot to pick up when he did seasonal work for a company as a teenager.  (I would never forget to pick up a paycheck!)  I also found some money 
for my dad that was sitting in an old bank account he had closed years ago.  (Yes, I gave it to him and didn’t keep it for myself.)  You’ll need to produce certain documents to prove you are who 
you claim to be before the money is released.

Good luck and happy hunting! 

Trina Boice
(The FruGAL)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

You know how to save money, but do you know how to save your marriage?

Participating in the blog tour of my newest book, is the following book review posted by Shauna Wheelwright!   Thanks Shauna!

A review copy was provided

by Trina Boice

What Women Wish Guys Knew

Love is like baseball, so hit a home run in your relationship! With Trina Boice's advice, any man can learn how to step up to the plate. Learn tips, stats, and skills to make a powerful and lasting romance whether you're in the “minor leagues” of dating or the “major leagues” of married life.

Learn to:

Translate women’s thoughts into a sports language men can actually understand

Track your dating stats and plan strategies to up your game

Avoid foul balls, bad calls, and getting stuck in a pickle

Support each other with the occasional bunt or sacrifice fly

Cover all your bases—even when you’ve got kids on your team

With the right tools, you and your sweetheart can pitch a perfect game together every time you play. This is the perfect playbook for rookies and hall-of-famers alike.

My Review
Trina Boice is AMAZING and this book is INCREDIBLE!

Just look at some of the VERY FUN chapters in this book:

* Batter UP! The Game
* The Playbook: The Rules of Romance and Love Language
* Heavy Hitter: Be. A. Man
* Eyes on the Ball: Flirting Your Way to a First Date
* The Uniform: How to Look like a Knight in Shining Armor
* Sports Medicine: Win Over Her Heart and Funny Bone
* Catcher: Courting and Date Ideas
* Peanuts and Cracker Jacks: Kindness in a Nutshell

Her advice is SO. RIGHT. ON!

I absolutely LOVE the baseball theme. Want to get to know a girl? Learn her stats: favorite color, dessert, flower, etc.

And the end-of-chapter assignments are PHENOMENAL! Even the shyest of guys can accomplish the First Base assignment.

I LOVE that Trina doesn't just talk about these things...her son went out and "field-tested creative dating tips and has learned some really interesting things that he shares in each chapter." Cooper became the coach for the team (those reading this book.) I really appreciated his insight, for as he said "women talk about what they want, and guys talk about what women actually want."

EVERYONE should read this book!
Put your relationship first and foremost...grab a copy today!

First Base assignment: ADD TO GOODREADS
Home Run assignment: PURCHASE A COPY HERE

In the words of legendary sports announcer Harry Caray, "Hello everybody! It's a bee-yooo-tiful day for baseball!" You've bought this book and stepped up to the plate. That tells me you're really serious about improving your relationship with the woman in your life. Either that or she bought this book for you, and now you have to read it because you know she's going to ask you what you learned. Don't worry; it's not going to be that bad. After all, it's partly about baseball, and you love baseball! Romance and baseball are not all that different, actually. They're both skills that you can learn and enjoy for the rest of your life.

You could read an entire book about baseball statistics, but that wouldn't make you a better player out on the field, would it? You have to get out and practice! This book is designed to be read in small sections and put into practice. Read a little bit, and then try an idea or two to see what works for you and your sweetheart. I guarantee you're going to have a ball! (Terrible baseball puns will be included throughout this book in order to keep your eyes rolling and awake.)

Let me first state the obvious that women are different from men. And that's a good thing! A lot of men have a hard time trying to figure out what women want and how they think. It's not that difficult if you learn their language and appreciate the differences. To make it easier, we're going to use terms you might feel comfortable with: the language of baseball.

This book is written for both men who are still in the "minor league" (dating) and men who have been drafted into the "major league" (marriage). Getting a girl and keeping her are not all that different. Maybe you've been playing too much baseball and still don't have a woman in your life. This book can help you with that too! This book will help you find a quality woman you can marry and be with for eternity.

This book was conceived one day after my husband and I were discussing our relationship early in our marriage. He's going to get a lot of credit in this book for some of the really great things he does in our marriage. When I need to use him as an example of whatnot to do, I'll just tell you, "I have a friend whose husband..." so you'll never know if it's him or really a friend of mine. Hey, I don't want to get in trouble with my husband and end up sitting on the bench.

My husband, Tom, is really creative and has come up with some incredible gifts over the years. Early in our marriage, he really came through on big events such as anniversaries and birthdays, but then there were disappointing and somewhat alarming long dry spells with nothing. No flowers. No romance. Nada. Our conversations occurred during one of those dry spells and basically consisted of my pitiful complaints that I was feeling unloved and unappreciated. I suggested that maybe he could replace the few big efforts with more frequent, smaller ones. He thought about that for a few minutes and said, "Oh, it's just like baseball. Home runs are exciting but don't happen that often. It's the small, consistent base hits that win the game." In a baseball peanut shell, that's it!


Each chapter will contain some ideas you can put into practice to improve your current relationship or help you figure out how to get one! Even the greatest guy and the best relationship can use some tweaking every now and then. The first-base challenges are to help you ease into The Game. Go for second or third base to up your game. When you're ready to really knock it out of the park, try the home-run assignments.

Now, I'm not talking about rounding the bases in the traditional sense the world talks about it. I'm referring to bases as increasing efforts and bigger payoffs. What I mean is that if you're a beginner in the game of romance or want to start with something easy, then begin with the first-base assignments. They're simple to do, and you'll have some success. If you really want your girl to feel loved and appreciated, go for the home-run assignments. They require more effort, but the payoff is bigger too. "Happy wife, happy life," as people say.

First Base: Set this book out on a table so your girl will see it. Yeah, your buddies will make fun of you. That's okay though; you don't want to kiss your buddies.

Second Base: Put a bookmark somewhere in the book so she'll think you're actually reading it. Be prepared for her to ask you questions about it. Let her know it is the most fantastic book ever written.

Third Base: Read the doggone book already!

Home Run: Read the book with your girl. Ask her questions. Talk about it.

To keep the fire going, you have to continue adding some fuel, right? 
So grab some popcorn, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks and let's play ball.


This is a section that will be at the end of each chapter just for the ladies. Girls, you're not off the hook here. You have work to do too. A happy, healthy relationship includes two people.

About the Author
Trina Boice grew up in California, but currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked as a Legislative Assistant for a Congressman in Washington D.C., and was given the “Points of Light” Award and Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her domestic and international community service. She wrote a column called “The Boice Box” for a newspaper in Georgia, where she lived for 15 years. She taught Spanish at a private high school and ran an appraisal business with her husband for 20 years. She currently writes for several web sites and is the Entertainment News Editor for Bella Online. Trina was selected by KPBS in San Diego to be a political correspondent during the last presidential election.

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