ASK A Blogger: Plugins

After spending a few weeks talking about how to make money blogging, we're stepping back into posts about blogging itself. Amee and I both use Wordpress and couldn't be happier about making the switch. One of the fantastic features about Wordpress is all the plug-ins available to help make your site run smoother and to help you make the most efficient use of your time. Below are some of our favorite Wordpress Plugin's: - WPtouch- A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for … [Read more...]

Frugal Kid Fun: Easter Project

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Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Well Madame Deals will be adding a weekly column written by Sharon at Mom on Dealz and Heather at Living on Love and Cents. I will occasionally add my 2 cents since I am a certified Special Education and Regular education teacher. If you want or need modifications let me know in the comment section. Thank you for the great idea! A friend of mine wrote me this email and I thought I would share it with you all for this weeks Frugal … [Read more...]

Ask an Accountant: Last Minute Reminders

This column is brought to us by Sharon from Mom on a Dealz. Madame Deals Inc. uses her husband as our business and personal accountant and gives him 5 stars. He is available for questions and was a pleasure to work with! Some of you may not know due to Emancipation Day, the Tax Deadline has been extended to Monday April 18th. Here are some last minute reminders for those of you who have waited until the last minute. 1. You can still make a 2010 tax deductible IRA contribution until … [Read more...]

Chutzpah:the 4:30 Got to Meeting Makers

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or … [Read more...]

Gavel Babble:

I would like to introduce a new article series. My friend Miranda “Mandy” is a legal wizard with a unique perspective on love, life, and the law. I enjoy reading her articles and I hope you do as well. Amee Our towels just don’t smell April Fresh, is what I’ve been thinking about the past week or so!  But how can this be?  The washer/dryer was purchased less than 2 years ago, it can’t be malfunctioning yet!!!  So while throwing in a load of laundry last weekend, I noticed a small patch of … [Read more...]

BABY ITEM Recall!

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Baby Matters Recalls Nap Nanny® Recliners Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; One Infant Death Reported WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Baby Matters LLC, of Berwyn, Pa., is announcing the voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny® portable baby recliners. CPSC is investigating a report of a 4-month-old girl from Royal Oak, Mich. who died in a Nap Nanny® that was being used in a crib. According to preliminary reports, the infant … [Read more...]

Karla's Korner: The Search Within….

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! The Search Within…. Five months ago I decided to take on my food addiction. As daunting at the … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Take this Job and Love it!

    Okay so we have talked about everything from getting started and writing a post, and making money blogging. We’ve discussed contests, building relationships with other bloggers, and actively promoting your site with good content, readers & strategy. We talked about affiliate programs. last week. We figured this week it is only fair to share our address book. Yeah! I am going to put in here that you all might not be accepted into certain programs. I am still not accepted into … [Read more...]

Ask an Accountant

This column is brought to us by Sharon from Mom on a Dealz. Madame Deals Inc. uses her husband as our business and personal accountant and gives him 5 stars. He is available for questions and was a pleasure to work with! Question: How do I determine the amount of office space to use for a write off? Answer: A home office is defined by IRS guidelines as "any area of your home used exclusively for business". This means, it cannot serve any other purpose other than business use. If an area of … [Read more...]

Frugal Kid Fun: Creating a Store

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Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Well Madame Deals will be adding a weekly column written by Sharon at Mom on Dealz and Heather at Living on Love and Cents. I will occasionally add my 2 cents since I am a certified Special Education and Regular education teacher. If you want or need modifications let me know in the comment section. Thank you for the great idea! Each week I bring you a craft/activity that is both educational and frugal. Last week's focus was on … [Read more...]