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108 Fast Cash Solutions

solutions-featuredWho wouldn't like to have more money? And, if you're over fifty and divorced, sometimes you can find it isn't as easy to get by as when there were two of you. You might want to check out Cydney O'Sullivan's book, How To Be Wealthy NOW! 108 Fast Cash Solutions.

This book has over 100 suggestions to help you turn your life around and make tens of thousands more a year, simply by changing small things in your life or adding in a hobby business. In fact why not turn lots of your hobbies into cash cows? This book has advice from people in all walks of life, people who have been at rock bottom and found a way back up!  With 108 great ideas, there has to be one that is right for you, or someone you know and want to help to have a better life.

Please keep in mind, this is a not a "get rich quick" manaal showing you how to waste hundreds of dollars on products or services that won't do anything for you or anyone else. This book has great solid information in it. I had no more then flipped the cover in it, when I instantly realized how my wife (back in the days I was married) could have realistically saved $5,000.00 per year. And that was only looking at one idea! This book has 107 more.

Besides all of the ways she will show you how to save money, there are easy  ways explained how you can make extra, that most people don't think of.

Cydney is an enthusiastic Business Founder, Real Estate Investor and Stock Market Investor she has made millions and also made costly mistakes, often from taking direction from expensive 'experts'. This gives her a sympathetic insider position, as a caring mentor, to assist others in taking the required steps toward their own success, avoiding the pitfalls and the costs of inexperience.

cash-cover-ebookOne of her reviewers, Kerry Haddon, said "The number of common sense money making ideas in this book is really awesome. If you cannot earn extra cash from reading this book, you never will! So many practical applications- things you may never have thought of, are bubbling out of this book. The author writes with a warm message of really wanting to help people achieve extra cash. Whilst some of the ideas are not new, (many are), the fact that they are all together in one place is so handy and helpful. The income and expenses chart really is an eye opener and gives the reader a check of where they are at. I loved the ideas re garage sales, and especially the chapter on using your current resources. I am buying this book for all of my friends- the ideas are brilliant, the messages are clear yet achievable. This really is a little gem of a book. If you know anybody who wants to earn more cash, then this is one of the most practical, full of ideas book, that everyone can gain from. Highly recommended."

This is a book you don't want to miss. And, today it's being offered for free as an Amazon promotion. Click here to get it now! Even if you're not earning any extra by tomorrow, I can guarantee you'll be saving money.

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Over Fifty and senior moments

coconuts-featuredAnyone over fifty could use a memory boost. We all get those "senior moments". Typically they just get laughed off. After-all it's a nonmedical term for mental glitches. You know... you go upstairs to get something. When you get there, you've forgotten what you went upstairs for. This could likely be defined as a mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This means deficits in memory that do not significantly impact daily functioning.

According to The UCSF Memory and Aging Center, it said "that typically, memory complaints include trouble remembering the names of people they met recently, trouble remembering the flow of a conversation and an increased tendency to misplace things or similar problems. In many cases, the individual will be quite aware of these difficulties and will compensate with increased reliance on notes and calendars. These problems are similar, but less severe, than the neuropsychological findings associated with Alzheimer’s disease".

If you're fifty and over, there is a good chance that you don't have Alzheimer’s disease. Note, that there are certain features that are associated with a higher likelihood of progression from MCI to Alzheimer's. There have been a number of links to articles on this topic posted on the Facebook page for 50alone, including, Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Your 'Senior Moments' and Alzheimer's stages: How the disease progresses -- by the Mayo Clinic, which discusses, Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease. This report actually outlines the steps you will go through if your MCI turns into Alzheimer's, andexplains what you'll experience and what the symptoms are.

Would you like to have a memory tune-up? You know, you only have 325,000 miles on it right now, but since you can't change the oil, maybe a little additive would help. Coconut water can help you with this. An article from the Health Ticket Blog written by Dr. Mercola, says, " Coconut water is the richest dietary source of cytokinins, plant hormones that have anti-cancer, anti-aging, and anti-thrombolytic benefits in humans." There's more.... What the article doesn't discuss is the ability to restore brain power.

Yes, that's right! It doesn't matter if you have MCI, Alzheimer's or just plain 50s senior moments... coconut water will help boost your memory.

I ran across this information working for a client who publishes a newsletter about alternate treatments. It was an article I was converting to web format that I learned about Dr. Mary Newport. In 2008, Dr. Newport published a paper called: What If There Was A Cure For Alzheimer’S Disease And No One Knew?In the report she talks about the benefits of coconut oil and water and how she used it to improve her husband's memory after he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Watch the video below as she explained what she found:

mary-coverDr. Newport has found that the coconut ketones from coconut oil have been very beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer's. But there is more to it than that.... Even if you don't have Alzheimer's, you can use it to boost your memory if you're over fifty.

If you're interested in learning more, Dr. Newport has written a book available from Amazon titled Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?Dr. Newport's story of Steve's reprieve from Alzheimer's provides hope for caregivers eager to learn about readily available fatty acids in foods that may reverse the ravages of this dreaded disease. Changes in loved ones may take many forms, including improved memory, return of personality, resumption of activities and social interaction, and relief from certain physical symptoms. Because ketone esters, a synthesized form of these powerful fatty acids, work faster and more comprehensively than fatty acids in foods, Dr. Newport has become an ardent advocate for ketone ester research, with FDA approval her final goal.

zicoI tried it myself a couple of years ago. I found it boosted my memory after drinking a cup per day for 6 weeks. And it isn't hard to find. You can buy it from most health food stores, or if you can't find it locally it's available to order from Amazon, 14-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 12).

There have been a lot of great review for Dr. Newport's book and coconut therapy. One review said:

A friend told me about this book when I told her I was worried about brain fog, memory loss and inability to remember people's faces. I wasn't sure if this was menopausal, or due to having cancer 3 years ago - but it certainly made me worried.

I cut back the carbs in my diet and added 4-7 tablespoons of coconut oil into my diet. After a week I noticed that using the Nintendo Brain Trainer my memory test score showed my highest score ever - a 20% improvement on previous measurements. My brain feels clearer and I feel less spaced out.

In a previous article titled, "Is it time for your Alzheimer’s test?" -- we give you a link where you can do a test to see if you may be starting to suffer from Alzheimer's. Even if you don’t do as well as you think you should in the tests, please keep in mind that symptoms can be caused by numerous factors, such as:

  • Metabolic and endocrine abnormalities too much or too little thyroid hormone or cortisol are examples);
  • Brain Lesions (tumors, collections of blood called subdural hematomas, and abscesses);
  • Infection (meningitis, encephalitis, syphilis, to name a few);
  • Impaired cerebral spinal fluid flow causing normal pressure hydrocephalus;
  • Radiation to the brain, or brain trauma;
  • Stroke;
  • and medication side-effects.

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Play some games to help keep your mind sharp

game-on-featuresdI'm sure you have heard the expression "use it or lose it" countless times. It's especially true for our brains for anyone 50+. I can't understand how some people can write an auto biography, when I can barely remember what I had for lunch yesterday 😉 Anyway... I've been reading about how games can help keep our minds sharp.

In an article on WebMD, titled Games to Keep You Young, Jennifer Soong says:

Playing certain video games can help improve split-second decision making, hand-eye coordination, and, in some cases, auditory perception, says Ezriel Kornel, MD, of Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York in Westchester County. “It’s actually a very complex set of tasks that your brain is going through.”

It’s not enough, though, to just pick up a game and play it for a few minutes, Kornel tells WebMD. You have to actually improve at it -- and to improve you have to be learning.

“Anytime the brain is in learning mode,” Kornel says, “there are new synapses forming between the neurons. So you’re creating thousands of connections that can then be applied to other tasks as well.”

Learning, is the keyword. According to an article on Time, Anita Hamilton writes, "In one study, presented last year at the Cognitive Neuroscientist Society's annual meeting, psychologist and neuroscientist Helena Westerberg of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm compared the cognitive abilities of 45 young adults (average age 25) with those of 55 older adults (average age 65). She found that after five weeks of computerized training on tasks ranging from reproducing a series of light flashes to repeating digits in the opposite order that they were given, the older group was able to reach the same level of working memory, attention and reaction time that the younger group had at the outset." offers online games and claim their games can help stave off early memory loss. It doesn't prevent Alzheimer's, dementia, or other cognitive conditions, but may help delay the onset. Have a look at the video below:

Multiple studies have suggested that people who are more mentally active are less likely to develop aging-related cognitive loss or Alzheimer's disease. So, there you have it in a nut shell. They recommend two sessions per week, at 30 minutes per session is all that it takes.

The only downside to this that I can see is they charge $12.99 per month to access the games. It is of course your choice to decide to sign up, but there are lots of other places to get games too. Click here to do a search on Amazon for a number of games and anti aging products.

Bgames has over 4000 free online games, including shooting games, arcade free games, racing car games, dress up games and many more. has tons of free games.

If the idea is that you learn as you play, it probably doesn't matter what games you play. Click here to do a search on Google for numerous other sites offering free games.

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Need help with your New Year’s Resolutions?

2013-featuredAccording to, a study by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail. That's really quite alarming. I hope it isn't an accurate reflection of our perseverance. The same article goes on to tell us that even various ancient cultures have been creating New Year's Resolution for thousands of years.

The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. In the Medieval era, the knights took the "peacock vow" at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry.

I'm a bit doubtful, that the resolutions set today maintain the same solemnise of yester-year. And why should they? Hey! Didn't we survive the end of the world in 2012? That alone could be considered a feat. If you set this as your resolution for last year... congratulations!

Here is a list of the top 10 resolutions people will set this year:

  • Spend More Time with Family & Friends
  • Fit in Fitness
  • Tame the Bulge
  • Quit Smoking
  • Enjoy Life More
  • Quit Drinking
  • Get Out of Debt
  • Learn Something New
  • Help Others
  • Get Organized

Of course these are ones an adult would make, and not everyone is the same. The typical teenage girl's resolution might focus on good looks: she wants to improve her body, hairstyle, makeup, and clothing.

Besides the top 10 resolutions people will set, I also found a list of the top 10 people will break. It really doesn't come as any surprise, but here they are:

  • Lose Weight and Get Fit
  • Quit Smoking
  • Learn Something New
  • Eat Healthier and Diet
  • Get Out of Debt and Save Money
  • Spend More Time with Family
  • Travel to New Places
  • Be Less Stressed
  • Volunteer
  • Drink Less

Funny how both lists seem to be similar....

There are ways you can improve your chances of success.

Will Baum, LCSW, provides psychotherapy for individuals and couples, teens, and adults. Therapy includes marriage counseling, various mental health issues -- anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, addiction recovery. He has put together a New Year’s Resolution Worksheet which will give you a quick, step-by-step guide to putting together realistic, achievable, and meaningful resolutions for the coming year. It's divided into three sections: Inventory, Resolutions, and Steps. You can preview it below or click here to download it (pdf).

If for some reason you find yourself wanting even more help, watch the trailer below of a book you can buy on Amazon called Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals.

jason-bookThe book is written by Jason Harvey who holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Heck... this province is so small, I could almost call him a hometown boy. Jason is a Certified Life Coach and founder of the Limitless Institute, a non-profit organization that funds research into human motivation and personal development.

One doesn't read this book all at once. It's meant to be read one page per day, over the course of the coming year. So it will only take you a few minutes each day.

It's getting a lot of positive reviews. At the time of writing this post, there are currently 77 positive customer reviews about the book. Click here to read the reviews on Amazon. Comprehensive and inspiring, this self help book will teach you how to:

  • Set goals and stick with them
  • Take daily action that creates a ripple effect
  • Stay motivated, focused and balanced
  • Feel happier everyday!!!
  • Define, pursue and celebrate personal success

Who knows? Maybe next year you won't be part of the 88% of those who set New Year resolutions and fail. Click here to order your copy today. Whether you order the book or not, make or break your own resolutions, or even refuse to make any; I'd like to wish you a Happy New Year.

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Who is retiring — not me!

No siree, Bob! I ain't no quitter!!!!

I worked for a couple of companies that no longer exist. Heck, the building aren't even standing any longer. Then along the way, I decided I could make more money if I worked for myself. But my little business doesn't have a pension plan, so the only thing I pay into is the Canada pension. Too bad I wasn't an MP.

According to estimates that come from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and are based on an MP retiring in 2019 and ceasing to receive their pension at age 80, here is the top 10:

10. Michael Chong - $3,124,903 (2015 = $2,684,816)
9. Peter Van Loan - $3,194,114 (2015 = $2,462,029)
8. Rona Ambrose - $3,330,876 (2015 = $2,429,149)
7. Rob Anders - $3,643,873 (2015 = $3,034,089)
6. Denis Coderre - $3,701,989 (2015 = $3,288,821)
5. Scott Brison - $3,723,666 (2015 = $3,113,881)
4. James Moore - $3,795,386 (2015 = $2,893,658)
3. Gerry Byrne - $3,996,498 (2015 = $3,450,711)
2. Jason Kenney - $4,318,507 (2015 = $3,416,779)
1. Stephen Harper - $5,596,474 (2015 = $5,456,109)

That's pretty good when you stop to think that if I retired when I was 65 and lived until I was 80, I would make about $162,000, which isn't even close to any of these.

An article on the CBS website says:

According to a poll by the Associated Press and, a website for the middle-aged, among baby boomers, 73 percent plan to work past retirement -- a number that's up six percent since March.

And... over half of them said they are not likely to ever retire.

Well... I guess I have a lot of company. I'm just going to keep busting these keys....