[caption id="" align="alignright" width="239"]Missouri Sales Tax Receipt coin Missouri Sales Tax Receipt coin (Photo credit: Kevin Dooley)[/caption] Let’s look at a couple of examples: Purchase:            $10.00 in school supplies Sales Tax:            $  0.81 (at 8.125%) Total:                     $10.81 Purchase:            $100.00 in school supplies Sales Tax:            $    8.13 (at 8.125%) Total:                     $108.13 Will you save money?

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="173"] Junk Tower (Photo credit: sigma.)[/caption] Junk Yard No Man’s Land Disaster Zone The Pit of Despair The Black Hole Dumping Ground Junk Room It's a self-fulfilling prophecy. Whatever you call it is what it will be. So if you’ve given your spare room a name which has a negative connotation,...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="213"]Brain scanning technology is quickly approachi... (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] I have an important rule about multi-tasking: Don’t do it with high brain function activities. I tell my clients this over and over and over. I drive home that point because multi-tasking can end up costing more time in the end or causing you to complete a project in a less than stellar fashion because you were not fully focused on it. So, what do I mean about multi-tasking high brain function activities? You shouldn’t do two things at once which require thought or concentration. Examples:

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Image by tpeñalver - www.tomaspenalver.es via Flickr"][/caption] For years I’ve been asked if I write a blog. “No,” say I. “Why not?” asks interrogator. “Cuz,” say I. Ooo.  How profound. In truth, it’s because I wouldn’t make enough time for it. I was also concerned about making...

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