I think I’ve mentioned it before but I have a teenaged daughter – we’ll call her K.B.. I love my child; she is the light of my life and has brought deep meaning and profound joy to my every day. BUT, she is sixteen. For anyone with a teenager, announcing her age is enough explanation. For the rest of you, check out a little slice
Since I can remember, I have always experienced things in emotional Technicolor ™. I feel feelings in the way Formula One drivers careen along a race car track – 200 mph of wind, noise and adrenaline. Like so: Exhibit A: Me . Exhibit B: Most other people One of the side effects of having this kind of temperament is that I always followed my passion.
Weekly Review: Surviving Spending This week found me down visiting family and attending the crappy appointment that was making this month so awful. The silver lining is that the crappy stuff is now over and we can continue on with our regularly scheduled lives. Spending was a little more expensive this week in the ‘shopping category’ as I bought a few things for summer and
I’ve been reading a lot personal finance blogs recently (naturally) and discovered a really neat personal finance and lifestyle blogging network called Yakezie. They are a collection of bloggers dedicated to building a community and collaborating to create quality opportunities for members and others. I realize this vague description could be anything from a ‘save the child’ fundraiser to a pyramid scheme but you’ll really
I love to declutter and I live with a self-proclaimed “collector” (read hoarder). My husband enjoys squirreling away random items for potential use in the future. The time and place for the assumed “use” of said item will be determined in some mysterious way that only my husband can discern. We actually have a box in our basement entitled “Box o’ Wires” which is full of old adapters for
In a previous post, I said I wanted to start tracking my spending using Quicken as part of my “weekly” challenge series. As it turns out, “weekly” turned out to be three weeks since I grossly underestimated how much time it would take to enter in three months worth of expenses. Finally, however, I have inputted the last three months of expenses into Quicken –