Award Nomination!



I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! The Sunshine Blogger award is an award for bloggers from bloggers. It’s a way of recognizing bloggers who are positive and who creatively inspire others.

I’d like to thank just making cents for the nomination.

As part of this nomination, I’m supposed to answer 11 questions so here goes:

What is your real-life super power?

My real life super power is a positive attitude.

How do you use this power?

I use this power every day to keep myself positive and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

What do you dream about?

My dreams focus on what I want for my children.  Now that they are young adults I dream that they will find the right spouses and live happy and healthy lives.

What makes you wince?

Mans’ inhumanity to man.  When confronted with these images it always leaves me speechless.

If you can go back and change one thing about your life, what would it be and why?

I don’t think that I would.  Life is a journey that has lead me to where I am right now.  If I changed something I could possibly not be the person I am today.

How were you raised to think about money?

That is an interesting question.  My parents came from very different backgrounds.  My mother came from people who knew how to accumulate and maintain wealth while my father’s family lived life day to day.  As you can imagine, my father’s family was always hard up for money while my mother’s family was financially secure.  Thankfully, my mother wore the “financial pants” in the family and we lived comfortably.  However, observing and contrasting the different ways in which the two sides of my family handled their financial lives was very enlightening.

If you’re a parent, how do you teach your children about money?

My money focus with my kids has always been on saving, investing and living life frugally. I have been rewarded by observing them making wise financial decisions as they begin young adulthood.

If you make more than enough to cover your basic needs, travel, and some savings, has more money beyond basic needs/travel/some savings made you more happy?

That is a hard one.  On some level, I would say yes, mainly due to the fact that I don’t have to worry about a lot of things.  Ultimately though it is the personal relationships in your life that bring you the true happiness no matter what your income level is.

Do you give to charity or research? Why or why not?

Yes I do.  As a person of faith, I believe that contributing to one’s church or favorite charity  brings as much blessing to the giver as the receiver.

You have a magic wand. If you could zap into existence one thing to make your finances better, what would it be?

A money tree!  I would harvest a thousand dollars a day and never work again!

With this magic wand, what else would you create to make your life better?

I would slow down time to give me more opportunity to accomplish all of the things I would like to do on any given day.

Nominate others.

I’d like to nominate the following (in no particular order):

Rules (follow them if you wish):

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate eleven new blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions (if you wish).
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.


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