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About Nancy Kvamme

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Nancy Kvamme is the owner of In The Black Money Coaching. She has had a life long interest in learning about her finances and now wants to help others. Nancy also feels it is very important to teach children about money and finances. She has developed a workshop consisting of various stations to help kids learn about money.

If you or someone you know suffers from Celiac Disease, you may be able to receive tax deductions for expenses associated with gluten-free foods and products.

Here is an article explaining how to apply for a possible tax deduction. It may take some time and work but may be worth it if you get a sizeable deduction.

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I recently discovered the app of Flipp that can be used on your mobile phones or tablets. With the app you can view sale circulars for over 400 retailers. Along with national retailers, you may also receive circulars for local stores. Mine includes on of local grocery stores (Hornbachers).

One of the selections with the app is The Shopping List, you add items to your list and Flipp will find all local deals for you. This is useful to find the lowest prices on items and also if you are price matching at certain retailers. WalMart is one of the retailers that will price match other retailers prices on most items.

It is also useful to compare prices of items while you are out shopping.

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UPDATE: Starting Wed, February 11, $1.50 slices will be offered every Wednesday.

Starting on Wed, February 4, you can get individual slices of cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizza for $1.50 at all Spicy Pie locations on the first Wednesday of each month.

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The Fargo Public Library is hosting a series on Investing topics in February. Below is information from a post on the library’s blog. The events will held at the Main Downtown Library, they are free and open to the public.

Would you like to introduce your kids or grandkids to investing, but are not sure how to go about it? Starting Sunday, the library is hosting the first session of a three-part series titled “Investing for All Ages” at the downtown Main Library. Attendees will get expert advice on how to set up a College SAVE Plan to help parents and grandparents save for college, along with how to access free resources at the library to help better keep track of investments, and tips on ways to introduce saving and investing concepts to kids and grandkids. Sessions are set for the following dates and topics: Sunday, Feb. 8 – 2 p.m. at the Main Library Topic: College SAVE Plan presented by James Barnhardt from the Bank of North Dakota Sunday, Feb. 15 – 2 p.m. at the Main Library Topic: Informed Investing for Kids & Grandkids Sunday, Feb. 22 – 2 p.m. at the Main Library Topic: Fargo Public Library Investing Resources – Both Print and Online Resources For further information, contact the Main Library Information Desk or Librarian Diane Briggs at (701) 241-1492 for details. Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. Adults must accompany children under 10 years old. For more information regarding the Fargo Public Library and a list of upcoming events, call the Information Desk at (701) 241-1492 or visit the library’s website, www.fargolibrary.org.

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UPDATE: Starting Wed, February 11, $1.50 slices will be offered every Wednesday.

Starting on Wed, February 4, you can get individual slices of cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizza for $1.50 at all Spicy Pie locations on the first Wednesday of each month.

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If you are looking for a different way to get the taste of cheeseburgers, try this Cheeseburger muffin recipe.

I tried it recently and it turned out great. I added chopped pickles to one batch for a different taste.

They could be served with a salad for a light dinner or lunch or an appetizer. You could also freeze a batch and warm up as needed for a quick meal or snack.

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I used this tutorial to make my own photo canvas. I made 6 canvases for about $60 of materials and less than an hour of time. It will depend on what size you make. The prints at Walgreens were $4 for the 8×10 and $11 for the 11×14.

You may be able to find black canvases at some stores and that would eliminate the step of painting the edges black.

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Erin Chase from $5 Dinners is hosting a series in January of 31 Skillet Dinners. Each day of January she will add a new skillet recipe.

Skillet recipes are usually one pot and quick to make.

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I have not been using much cream soups in recipes lately partly because of the ingredients and partly because of the increase in prices lately. I have tried a dried mix recipe in the past. I recently tried this recipe. You will probably have most of the ingredients on hand. The only thing I had to purchase was the powdered milk. It was $7 for a box that will make at least 2-3 recipes. Each recipe replaces 9 cans of soup.

I used it to make the following recipe and it turned out great.

Beef Stroganoff Casserole

1 can Cream Of Mushroom Soup
1 can Cream Of Chicken Soup
8 oz sour cream
12 oz uncooked egg noodles
1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Brown ground beef and drain. Boil noodles until tender and drain. Combine soups, sour cream. Add beef and noodles, mix well. Cover with foil and bake in a 10 X 13 dish at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until bubbly.

Top with Parmesan cheese

Recipe from: Southern Mama Misplaced

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If you are looking for a recipe for Christmas morning, or an easy weekend recipe, try this Crockpot French Toast recipe. You could also make it the night before and have breakfast ready to go before work or school.

I made it recently and it turned out great. I just used regular sliced bread and since it is in the liquid for quite awhile it soaks it up and puffs up quite a bit.

I had it on for a couple hours longer than the recommended 6 hours and on warm for a couple hours after that and it was still good.

You could put it on before going to bed and have French toast ready when you get up.

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