Money Makeover

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in ,

Money Makeover

I like to spend money.  I love getting packages in the mail and trying on new clothes.  There is one problem, though.  I have no money.  My husband calls me the “richest poor person he knows” and that is accurate.  He has been trying to get us on the same page about spending for a while. Either he is saving and I am spending…or he is saving and I am spending. Yeah, that isn’t a typo, it just so happens it is usually me that is the “money free...

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Save Me From Grocery Store Rage!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in ,

Save Me From Grocery Store Rage!

I know a lot of people that have road rage.  I am one of those people and even wrote a blog post about it.  It is something I struggle with, and I admit it.  What I am about to admit to you is a different kind of rage that I deal with.  One that is inevitable and concerning.  Maybe you struggle as well.  What is this new rage?  It is GSR or more commonly known in my home as Grocery Store Rage.  It causes lots of eye rolling, mumbling, and saying to yourself on repeat...

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The Comeback Kid!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in ,

The Comeback Kid!

There is a lovely girl I know.  She is tall and sweet and graceful.  Her name is Maddy and she is my niece.  Maddy just turned 16 years old and she is a kind girl who is also a dancer.  From the time she was young her mother had her in dance class.  She sacrificed a lot, and still does, so Maddy can do what she loves.  The first time I watched her dance I thought to myself “she clearly gets this talent from me.” Listen, in my head I am a fantastic dancer –...

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Vacation Planning Tips

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in , ,

Vacation Planning Tips

Yes, the weather is still cold and summer feels a long way off, but now is the time to start planning your summer vacation. Why? Because doing it now means you’ll be less stressed and your getaway will be a lot more fun by the time it arrives. Here’s what you need to do. Pick Your Destination Where do you want to go this year? Will you take a roadtrip across the country? Is this the year for that European vacation? Does a cruise sound like fun? The first part in planning...

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All Is Bright

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in ,

All Is Bright

Many of us are familiar with the Christmas Carol “Silent Night.”  There is a line in the song that says “all is calm, all is bright.”  I have written a blog previously that focuses on the “all is calm” part of this song.  Today, I want to take a minute and talk about “all is bright.” Webster’s Dictionary defines “bright” as “giving out or reflecting a lot of light; shining” There are lots of...

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10 Common New Year’s Resolutions and How to Actually Achieve Them

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in ,

10 Common New Year’s Resolutions and How to Actually Achieve Them

How often do we all start off the new year with a long list of resolutions, only to abandon them a month or two later? Before you make your New Year’s resolutions, or pull out the same list you’ve been working for the past decade, think about how you’ll make them stick this year. Here are a few things to help improve your chance of success: Write it down. Come up with a realistic plan. Set a goal. Be specific. Start slow and small. Here are 10 common New Year’s resolutions...

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