You know the one. List in hand, she totes around town running errands and stopping in to help at her kid’s school. She is put together and wears just enough makeup that everyone knows she didn’t wake up at the last minute. Not too much makeup, though because that would mean she was trying too hard. That mom who knows the perfect present for every birthday party. The mom who … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I be **THAT** Mom?
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I was staring at the numbers on the paper in front of me. Sitting on the couch with my legs crossed under me and the yellow pad balanced on my knee. “What am I missing?” I mumbled over and over under my breath. There had to be something. There couldn’t be extra money. There is never extra money. Sure, I could put it in a savings account. I have one for rent and I have one … [Read more...] about Time to Buy a Second Car
There are several religions within personal finance. You can’t take it with you when you go! Build wealth, leave a legacy! Think and Grow Rich! Build a Business! Leave Below Your Means! There are different ways to get where you’re going and each way has rabid fans that will tell you their way is the only way. Snowball Method Avalanche Method Invest single … [Read more...] about The Day I Changed Personal Finance Religions
Today I made a very difficult decision to not buy a flat iron. I’m 40 and my hair has seventeen inches of roots (that is an exaggeration) and greys shooting through and I’m tired of my hair not looking pretty. I want pretty hair. My cousin and I went to see a movie today (The Boy - it was good) and after it was over we stopped at Sally Beauty Supply because she needed some … [Read more...] about Avoiding Pitfalls: New, Bright and Shiny Things Don’t Make You More Betterer
Listening To: Rizzle Kicks Radio on Pandora. Thinking About: Paying bills tomorrow. Last night we went on a date. I know going out to eat the day before Taxmas is probably not the most responsible decision but a friend offered to entertain the kids and we wanted to go out and be almost-well together just spending some time with each other. I really didn’t know marriage … [Read more...] about Waiting for the Deposit to Hit