I know I’m a few days late, but better late than never right? Last year I wrote a post about what I wanted to do in 2010. I talked about how 2010 was going to rock, and it did! But not because I met my goals. I failed miserably at cooking at home every day. […]
This morning I woke up to the sad news that my grandmother, Audrey, who was 91, passed away last night peacefully. We knew that she would pass away soon, she had been placed in hospice care which was a blessing. No matter how you prepare though it’s still a devastating moment to hear that someone […]
Lately I’ve been feeling like I’ll never catch up, and my focus is all over the place. Add in a week that was crazy, and I feel like overcooked toast. I’m taking Friday-Monday off. No email, no twitter, no foursquare, no Facebook, and no blogging. I know! I’ll be ok, I promise. While I’m gone […]
On Saturday we went as a family to see Iron Man 2 in the theatre. That’s right I took my 4 year old to see a PG-13 movie. It wasn’t his first, and it won’t be his last. It’s completely age inappropriate, and if you had asked me when I just had one child if […]
You may have noticed I disappeared over the holidays. I had planned to continue posting, but realized pretty quickly that if I was going to enjoy my holiday (and my rare time off for my husband) then I needed to put the computer and my iPhone down, and back slowly away. Slowly, so they didn’t […]
When I meet other parents, the first thing we talk about is our kids. It’s natural, and provides a point of connection. But so many times we get so wrapped up talking about our kids, we don’t talk about ourselves at all. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing more amazing or important as my […]
We’ve made so many mistakes along the way, and most of them were avoidable. Many of them were made under the duress of having 4 small kids (or being pregnant with one of said kids), so I blame the hormones. The rest I’m 100% accountable for, but I also think my inner spender has a lot to do with it.
Here are 10 stupid mistakes that cost us thousands of dollars. Some are overall spending patterns/issues, and some are specific.
The key to success is surrounding yourself with the right kind of people. This is true for any area you are focused on in your life. If you’re an entrepreneur having friends and acquaintances who own or aspire to own their own businesses is a huge boon. Losing weight and getting fit a goal? Spend […]
The Personal Finance Genie has been making the rounds on PF blogs. It all started when Adam from Your Money Relationship posted about the genie visiting his site. You can see what Adam used his wishes for as well as a comprehensive list of blogs who also posted their 3 Do-Overs. What are your wishes? […]
Dear Credit Cards, This isn’t an easy thing to say to your pretty, shiny face so I decided to write you a letter. I know I should call or write you, but I just can’t bring myself to look at your numbers anymore (I might memorize them and go shopping online). I’m going to take […]