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Make Open Enrollment Work For You

In Our Guest Appearances, Your Health, Your World on November 28, 2010 at 1:41 PM


Image Credit Kurhan



Are you happy with your health insurance plan?  Or, are premium amounts, deductibles and copays draining your bank account? Are you paying for services you don’t need or want, like smoking cessation classes or a life coach?  And do you really know the differences between  PPOs, HMOs and POS plans?

This is the time of year when many folks are selecting  new insurance plans and reevaluating existing ones. Recent changes to health care laws make it important that you understand new policies and existing ones.

Read my full article here at



Deal A Day

In Your Freebies on November 22, 2010 at 1:33 AM

If you’re like most thrifty gals you’re always on the look-out for samples, deals, and new products.

How’d you like to receive a daily newsflash (delivered right to your inbox) about the best totally free samples found on the internet?

Enter ALL YOU magazine – THE #1 source for all your best free samples.  Simply “Like” ALL YOU on Facebook or click here to go to ALL and opt in to receive free sample alerts.

I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Here’s a list of recent freebies:

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste

Sore No More – natural pain relieving gel

o.b. Trial Pack

Free Nature’s Bounty® Multivitamin Gummies

Ideal Sweetener – plus receive a pouch of Ideal brown and confectionery sweeteners.

Free OXY Clinical Skincare Sample

Shout Color Catcher

Emergen-C – vitamin drink mix

Share Package from Kleenex

Rachael Ray Dog Food

Gas-X Thins Strips


America’s National Parks – FREE on Veterans Day!

In budget, coupons, Your World on November 5, 2010 at 10:56 AM


Yosemite Park Image Credit: JDrmar



Take a hike.  Literally!  In honor of Veterans Day, that’s  11 November this year, the entrance fee at all national parks (there are over 100) is  FREE.

To sweeten the deal many outfitters, shops and hotels in our natural treasures offer discounts like buy-one-get-one half off, or for free deals and other  money-saving specials. Check out these sweet deals  at:  Park Partners .

Remember, prior military service isn’t required to take advantage of these offers.  But if you’re a veteran, savings at some locations are even better.

Sample Savings:

Death Valley National National Park, CA

Furnace Creek Resort
Earth-friendly organic t-shirts 2/$20, regularly $14.99 each

Everglades National Park, FL – Shark Valley Tram Tours

Shark Valley Tram Tours honors veterans by offering 50% discounts to veterans and their dependents on all tours.  Call Shark Valley Tram Tours at 305-221-8455.  Or visit them  at to receive  more information or to make reservations.

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ — Buy one West Rim Sunset Tour and get one free.  You’ll also receive 20% off any retail purchase in all Xanterra operated gift shops.


Click here to find a national park near you.  Or visit .

Happy Trails!

Rock Your VOTE!

In You, Your World on November 2, 2010 at 9:02 AM

The US Federal Government is a Representative Democracy; we elect officials to represent us.

It is important to remember that America’s success as a nation did not occur by chance.  We are successful because of our strengths.

Whether conservative or liberal in our beliefs, the one cause we have in common is our defense against oppression – foreign or domestic, that attempts to tear us down  by destroying our ability to self-govern.

Make sure your voice is heard today.