My Weird and Wonderful Jobs

weird and wonderful jobs

I don’t know about you but I love hearing about how other people are making money. Lots of bloggers have published posts about some of their own side hustles and thought I’d share some of my own. For me, my pursuit of passion (and job offers!) have taken me to some surprising places and looking back, I […]

Financial Trolls Beware, Success is Here!


This is part of the Unconventional Guide GRS series  (affiliate link) by JD Roth from Get Rich Slowly. I’m working through the material and have started writing about it again. If you want some back story, check out some of my earlier posts:  GRS Week 1 GRS Week 2: $750 Extra Income GRS Week 3: […]

Camping on the Cheap

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It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. Most people are thinking of ways they can enjoy their summer and the options are endless. Living a good life includes taking breaks and vacations are a big part of that. But if you’re watching your nickels and dimes, this can […]

Life Update: The Upside of Downsizing


The last six weeks have been busy here at the CSS household. As most of you know, we’ve had some pretty big changes with my husband’s layoff  and my work hours being cut. While this was initially a really scary thing, it hasn’t been all bad. Some things have been changing for me and the […]

Money Rules to Make Your Marriage Better


Welcome to the Heavy Purse 2015 Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival! Shannon has graciously included my article in this year’s carnival, please see her site for more great posts from fellow bloggers! So you’re married now. You and your partner are excited to start building your new lives together and tackle all those dreams you spent […]

Monthly Challenge: Get financially organized!


Do you want to know something shameful? I’m shit at organizing my filing. You know what I mean, all that important stuff like tax documents, insurance policies, and retirement planning that you’re supposed to keep somewhere safe and organized. Since our house sprung a leak last summer, we had to vacate our master bedroom and […]

Do you buy into the BuyPartisan App?


Have you guys heard of this? I just read about this little app in a recent Economist article and was intrigued about the concept. Basically, you download this app onto your smart phone and scan a barcode at the grocery store to get the lowdown on a company’s political donation history and/or affiliation. It is […]