Cindy Brick

Cindy Brick is a personal property appraiser, judge and national teacher who loves to write about frugality and other personal finance topics. She has written six books and hundreds of articles, but often focuses on quilting, her teaching specialty. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two golden labs and a flock of very suspicious chickens. Find out more at Brickworks,, or visit her personal blog:

Dog Allergies…Achoo!

Husband and I knew that we struggled with allergies during the summer…but little did we know that our Golden Lab mix had the same problem. Day after day, Charley snuffed and snuffled, his eyes red and bleary. He licked his paws repeatedly, and spent a lot of his day snoozing. (Ok, that last item wasn’t proof. …

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You Must Make A Decision on Health Care Insurance…Soon!

In less than six months, you may have to make one of the most important decisions of your life: which health insurance plan to choose for you and/or your family. Although millions of people have ‘solved’ this problem by choosing not to carry insurance at all, it won’t be an option, come January 1st. By then, the Patient Protection …

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Pallet-ible Design

Want a widely-available, dirt-cheap source of materials for home dec, as well as your garden? Consider the lowly pallet. These wooden racks are used all over the world to help cushion and ship everything from motorcycles to appliances. In fact, if you pass by a chain store (especially the home improvement ones, like Home Depot …

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Quoting Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, legendary businessman, visionary and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, not to mention a famous cheapskate, has had plenty to say over the years. Some of his statements are good advice for our future as well…especially about pride. I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. …

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