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Moleskine Pocket Memo with Coupons

I parted ways with my former coupon organizer. I was winding down after a long day of errands and then it hit me. The Moleskine pocket memo I used a while ago to keep track of receipts can also be used for coupons.


I took everything out of the organizer.

Moleskine Pocket Memo with Coupons

Then I put index card dividers with alphabetical labels. You can label the dividers with whatever you want.

Finally, I filed the contents in the appropriate place.

Closed Moleskine Pocket Memo

Case closed.

You can also use the Moleskine pocket memo as a wallet as well.

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Staples Arc vs Levenger Circa

Notebooks are one of my favorite things. I rotate notebooks like I rotate seasons. This is why I thought it would be a good idea to write my thoughts on the Staples Arc vs Levenger Circa.

One notebook system that I have been using is the Staples Arc Notebook System.

As of this writing, I’ve been using it for about 4 years.

Before the Arc, I was using the Levenger Circa. I was first introduced to it during a business trip.

I like being able to rearrange sheets, dividers, and folder. I also like being able to change a notebook cover on a whim.

There are fairly compatible. I’ve been known to mix and match.

Why did I switch from the Levenger Circa to the Staples Arc?


Staples is nearer to me than the Levenger Store (there are none in my state.) The pricing doesn’t hurt either.

Also, my favorite Levenger sales person who I used to call retired.

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With any upgrade comes an opportunity to review and re-access. With cell phone upgrades, this is often the case. If your getting of have gotten your phone upgraded recently or not, the provider asks if you would like to transfer your contacts over. However, is that all there is to it?

How important are the contacts in the phone are important to you.
A good starting point is to see which contacts you happen to use the most. Is it clients, vendors, etc?
Make sure that you have their contact info readily available.  Also,  consider having VIPs such as family and friends on speed dial.

Since I have had both the Blackberry the iPod touch, and a iPhone, I have had been searching for some way for them to coexist peacefully. I *finally* figured out that I could use Microsoft Outlook to manage contacts on both devices. I use the Touch to look-up while I use the Blackberry to connect. After going through the contacts I reduced my contacts from nearly 1,000 to under 500.

Besides with mostly everyone on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, its not like if I can’t find a way to contact folks. Especially if you have the applications installed on your PDAs.

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moving bank accounts

I started my taxes to discover that both my business and checking banking accounts were taking monthly fees from me. That’s when I decided to change banks. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way so that this can help others when moving bank accounts:

Continue reading Moving bank accounts from one bank to another

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