Samaniego’s Support Col. Paul Cook for US Congress!

Samaniego's Support Col. Paul Cook for Congress

This last week was a very busy weekend for me and our entire family. First we had to get Andrew over for his 1st college entrance pre-exam, the PSAT over at Yucaipa High School, then I left for all day, church board meeting for Unity of Yucaipa on Saturday.

Then Andrew left to go work on Col Paul Cook campaign. Paul Cook is running for the 8th Congressional District for US congress here in California. He is currently a California Representative.

After the campaign work we where invited to a private party reception for Paul Cook in Highland, we got to talk with Paul and other campaign workers.

Paul is amazing man that has accomplished a lot while working in State Capital, especially when it comes to helping the vetrans who serve our country..

He also served this country with the United States Marine and retired as Colonel.

What is amazing is how humble he is and we are happy to support him as on Congressional representative.

Samaniego's Support Col. Paul Cook for Congress
Samaniego’s Support Col. Paul Cook for Congress

One of my new favorite bloggers is Sean Ogle

As I was reading Sean site I noticed this great article, alot of my readers would love.  “How to make and Extra $1000 in a month.” How can you not like that title. Here is bit of the article and link below so you can read the rest:

Carlos –


There aren’t many of us who couldn’t use a little extra cash here and there.  Maybe you want to hop over to Fiji and need a plane ticket.  Maybe your computer got stolen and you need a new Macbook.  Well the good news is, there are a wide variety of things you can do to make an extra buck or two.   I will tell you how I personally made an extra $1,000 to fund my travels, and also provide a bunch of other ideas that could work as well.  Each idea has a rating based on how easy it is to accomplish, and if I have personally made money doing it, I will specify how much it was.


Collect Loose Change (No brainer,  $87.31)
Last time I decided to go on a scavenger hunt for pocket change I was amazed at how much turned up.  Between my change jar, car, couch cushions, and other random places, I came out with a mini-fortune considering how easy it was. Note: This did include about a year’s worth of change in my change jar.


Scrap Metal (Easy)
I know a couple people that got really excited about the idea of collecting scrap metal for money.  Whether it was old hardware equipment, random stuff found in the garage, or simply collecting cans, they were able to make about $50 in a week just by collecting metal.  Check out “How to Make Money Recycling Scrap Metal“.


Scalp Concert Tickets (Risky, $247.00)
For a brief period of time, I thought scalping concert tickets was the best business in the world. I could do it from anywhere and make decent money, I just had to ignore the fact it was slightly unethical.  If you have knowledge of local (or national for that matter) concerts and venues this could be a great way to make some money.  Just make sure you are able to unload the tickets.  I got stuck with a pair of $50 tickets to a show in Philadelphia in my first foray outside of my hometown.  Let’s just say that ended my scalping career.  I was still able to make $247 in the process though.


TIP: Be on the lookout for Live Nation’s “$24.99 no service fee days”.  You can get amphitheater tickets to dozens of shows for only $25bucks.  They only have a few a year, so I would sign up to their email list to make sure you don’t miss it.


Sell Stuff (No Brainer, Over $1,000)
I think everyone can find at least one rarely used item in their home that could be sold for some extra money. Old clothes? Why go to Goodwill when you can take them to a second hand store like Buffalo Exchange?  On a recent trip to four different stores around town, my buddy John was able to pocket nearly $150 by selling clothes he never wears anymore.

First Pair of Glasses

First Pair of Glasses.

This afternoon was a very special and emotional day. We took Bella to the eye doctor to get her first ever pair of glasses.

She was excited and when they slipped those glasses on her beautiful face I was an awe of her beauty.

Here I was 38 years after I got my first pair of glasses, now getting my daughter her first pair of glasses at the same age I received my glasses.

The glass where the color of her beautiful brown hair, a small flower, and a little diamond on the side of her glasses.

I love you Bella!