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By Crazy Bill Wilson on 6/5/2010 3:53 AM

Thought I’d share with everyone the press release we dropped for Father’s day.  As you can see, the golden arches mean something to me.  Hope this makes you reflect on what is important in your life and you will probably see, it’s not the stuff that money buys but the stuff that fills your heart and mind with happy memories.  Enjoy.

Press Release for Father’s Day Below.

Well, over the years there’s been much controversy and discussion surrounding McDonalds food quality, the fattening of America and the like. I’m writing with a different point of view. I’m writing this because to me McDonalds has been a lifelong friend. To a kid who moved a lot seeing the golden arches was kind of close to being home.

I still remember the first times my Dad took me to a McDonalds. I was little and you drove through and you ate in the car. At the time, they were strictly a takeout place. He’d order me a happy meal and then order himself a couple of cheeseburgers and a large fry. He’d whip out his money clip and wad of cash, pay the smiling teller, and we’d go park and eat. I remember this so clearly. How rich I felt. How safe. How happy. Not many brands can claim to provide the kind of warmth and safety that I felt eating burgers in our car.

Now, it wasn’t always me and my dad. Mostly, it was the whole family and we’d have a special dinner night out (at my bequest) to my favorite restaurant with the golden arches. I was heartbroken, at first, when they built the restaurant inside and for awhile even though we could go inside, I made everyone eat in the car. Eventually, I got over my resistance to entering the establishment and we became inside eaters as well as the fast food grab and run type.

As I got older, McDonalds was there for me. Whether traveling internationally, or celebrating life’s happy moments or on occasion helping me to wipe away the tears. Nothing takes heartbreak away like a cheeseburger and fries. Before prom, I snuck out to calm my nerves with my arched friend. When I got all A’s on my report card - something that I was really proud of - I’d treat myself to a cheeseburger. When I was mad at friends, relatives or the world, McDonalds would always welcome me with open arms. You get the picture, McDonalds is a lot more than a hamburger joint to me.

Well, my dad’s older now, retired and I was wondering what to get him for father’s day, when it came to me. I’m getting him a money clip filled with gift certificates from McDonalds. I love you Dad. Thank you McDonalds.

Back to the Blog….

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By Crazy Bill Wilson on 6/4/2010 3:15 PM

Well, for the next few day’s I’m going to take a break from cost savings tips and talk about Father’s Day and money clips. Since Father’s Day is one of the holidays that we sell many money clips, I figured that this break from money saving’s tips would be OK with our readers.

Over the next few days, I’m going to share a press release I wrote about me, my dad and McDonalds, why money clips make great father’s day gifts, what you can put in a money clip for father’s day to make it even more meaningful, things that we’ve seen engraved on money clips and other thoughts that I have regarding father’s day. If any of you want to share your father’s day thoughts, I’d be more than happy to re-publish with attribution.

I look forward to hearing from everyone.

Remember, if you like my blog please refer your friends. As a small business owner, our marketing is word of mouth and building trusted relationships with people. Our website - http://www.crazy4moneyclips.com

Also if you have thoughts that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you at Crazy 4 Money Clips

Crazy Bill Wilson Copyright 2010

By Crazy Bill Wilson on 6/2/2010 11:49 AM

By popular demand, here is a summary of our 2010 tips to save money while gardening. As always, if you are looking for more details about each of these tips you can find them under our money savings tips blog at our website http://www.crazy4moneyclips.com.

1) Buy plants on clearance; save their life.

2) Forgo Lawn Chemicals

3) Maintain your own Lawn

4) Try Cutting Your Own Grass

5) Outside Water Meter for Sprinkling Only

6) Don’t Pay for Public Property

7) Stuff See what Free Stuff your County Offers

8) Erosion may be a County Problem

9) Grow Your Own Spices

10) Invest in a Soaker Hose

11) Plant Trees for Shade

12) Plant Perennials

13) Use Ground Covers Instead of Mulch

14) Give Plants as Gifts

15) Grow Vegetables

16) Grow spices

17) Find some fellow gardeners and share seeds

18) Learn to love the many uses of vinegar

More detailed information on each of these tips can be found on the blog at http://www.crazy4moneyclips.com. The money clip web site’s blog is designed to help you keep your money in your pocket.

Remember, if you like these tips please feel free to pass them on. It helps me to grow my business. As a small business owner, our marketing is word of mouth and building trusted relationships with people.

If you have tips of your own that you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll share with appropriate attribution (I’ll give you credit). Trying to keep your money in your pocket? Remember to use a money clip.

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By Crazy Bill Wilson on 6/1/2010 2:33 AM

Vinegar is not that expensive and can be used for many things in your yard. Vinegar makes a great weed killer; especially for weeds/grass between cracks in your sidewalk or in your flower bed. Vinegar may also kill your grass so you have to be a bit careful when putting on the lawn. Vinegar keeps ants and cats away so acts as a good animal deterrent due to the smell. Vinegar makes a great cleaner and disinfectant and vinegar will keep your fresh cut flowers around longer – just add a bit of vinegar to the vase.

Remember, if you like these tips please feel free to pass them on. It helps me to grow my business. As a small business owner, our marketing is word of mouth and building trusted relationships with people.

If you have tips of your own that you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll share with appropriate attribution (I’ll give you credit). Trying to keep your money in your pocket? Remember to use a money clip.

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By Crazy Bill Wilson on 5/29/2010 12:33 PM

Most avid gardeners have a surplus of seeds, reach out to a few folks in your neighborhood and see if you could seed share. There are more than enough seeds in a pack for multiple families – unless you have a huge growing area. Last year I shared seeds with a friend and was able to try growing vegetables that I hadn’t planned on.

Remember, if you like these tips please feel free to pass them on. It helps me to grow my business. As a small business owner, our marketing is word of mouth and building trusted relationships with people.

If you have tips of your own that you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll share with appropriate attribution (I’ll give you credit). Trying to keep your money in your pocket? Remember to use a money clip.

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By Crazy Bill Wilson on 5/28/2010 11:35 AM

Nothing tastes better than fresh spices in food. Rather than buy expensive spices, start a spice pot with some of the easier to grow spices. Basil, sage and oregano are all used fairly often and grow pretty easily given sun and water. Cilantro is a bit harder because it needs to be in ground vs a pot but if you have the space, cilantro is amazing fresh.

Remember, if you like these tips please feel free to pass them on. It helps me to grow my business. As a small business owner, our marketing is word of mouth and building trusted relationships with people.

If you have tips of your own that you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll share with appropriate attribution (I’ll give you credit). Trying to keep your money in your pocket? Remember to use a money clip.

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Crazy Bill Wilson Copyright 2010

By Crazy Bill Wilson on 5/27/2010 3:04 PM

The cost of fresh organic vegetables is ever so expensive. If you can buy seeds or even little plants and grow your own vegetables you will save money over the long run. You may need to buy some animal repellant because once you get great looking vegetables, you will find you are a popular house among squirrel and duck alike. I lost some pumpkins to ducks and I lost my tomatoes to squirrels last year. I finally bought a container of repels all and so far it’s repelling all.

Remember, if you like these tips please feel free to pass them on. It helps me to grow my business. As a small business owner, our marketing is word of mouth and building trusted relationships with people.

If you have tips of your own that you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll share with appropriate attribution (I’ll give you credit). Trying to keep your money in your pocket? Remember to use a money clip.

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Crazy Bill Wilson Copyright 2010

By Crazy Bill Wilson on 5/26/2010 1:59 PM

Saving tip 100:  Grow and  Give Plants as Gifts

Something many people don’t think about is how they can actually use their garden to grow gifts for people. How many times to you send flowers to people. If you grow flowers, you can buy a pot or vase and give someone a gift that will last a lifetime – given they take care of the gift. You have two options; flowers or the plant itself.

Remember, if you like these tips please feel free to pass them on. It helps me to grow my business. As a small business owner, our marketing is word of mouth and building trusted relationships with people.

If you have tips of your own that you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll share with appropriate attribution (I’ll give you credit). Trying to keep your money in your pocket? Remember to use a money clip.

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Crazy Bill Wilson Copyright 2010

By Crazy Bill Wilson on 5/23/2010 1:42 PM

Under tree’s, along the sides of bushes, in some garden beds, it may be more cost effective to plant ground cover than to continue to put Mulch out season after season. Mulch may not be that expensive in and of itself but paying someone to put the mulch down certainly gets to be expensive. There are multiple types of groundcover some preferring shade to sun and vice versa. There are ground covers that flower and ground covers that stay close to the ground or provide a few feet of lift. Find an inexpensive ground cover you like and forget about having the mulch. To save even more money, you can often get snippets of ground cover from a neighbor’s or friends yard with permission of course.

Remember, if you like these tips please feel free to pass them on. It helps me to grow my business. As a small business owner, our marketing is word of mouth and building trusted relationships with people.

If you have tips of your own that you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll share with appropriate attribution (I’ll give you credit). Trying to keep your money in your pocket? Remember to use a money clip.

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Crazy Bill Wilson Copyright 2010

By Crazy Bill Wilson on 5/22/2010 12:19 PM

For those of you new to gardening a perennial is a plant that comes back year after year. If you can landscape most of your yard with perennials then you won’t have to buy new plants every year. The other nice thing about perennials is that (as long as they don’t die in the frost) they get bigger every year. Eventually you will be able to separate the plant and have a new offspring to enjoy or to gift to others.

Remember, if you like these tips please feel free to pass them on. It helps me to grow my business. As a small business owner, our marketing is word of mouth and building trusted relationships with people.

If you have tips of your own that you’d like to share, please email me and I’ll share with appropriate attribution (I’ll give you credit). Trying to keep your money in your pocket? Remember to use a money clip.

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Crazy Bill Wilson Copyright 2010