In case you didn't know, for years I've had a spending archnemesis. She's the anti-superhero. That nasty mean girl that comes out of hiding when I'm feeling hopeless about ever getting out of debt, unhappy with my work life, and she more or less finds ways to wreak havoc when I'm feeling less than . . .
So you've decided to live a simple life and want a small, minimal space of your own. That somewhere to call yours, away from your hoarder type family that's been making you nuts with all their stuff while you rented a room from them. Yay! It's so exciting to have a place to call home that's all . . .
It’s 2015. I’m wearing my “typical corporate uniform”, nervously twirling around my finger the lone Tiffany’s ring I wear, waiting for my boss to arrive. It’s time for my monthly one on one – corporate speak for “are you meeting your numbers and increasing our profits.” As I fidget and try to finish . . .
I’ve got this odd relationship with makeup. I like it but I don’t like a lot of it – both on my skin and in the drawer. Sifting through a cluttered makeup drawer to find what you need is not a productive use of time. And while I believe in presenting your best self to the world (read: cover up my . . .
Hello Spring! It’s about time isn’t it? Are you ready for some spring cleaning? I know, I know…UGH, cleaning. I recently refreshed all my makeup (ouch $!), because it was time. Things were running out, starting to smell funky and just plain old. They’d reached the end of their life – expiry that is. . . .
For today's post, I thought, let's help you start a Wordpress blog. Blogging has been a fun experience for me and I believe that everyone should give it a go at some point - no matter your age! I'm sure you've already read a million and one blog posts about how to start a Wordpress blog. And . . .
Oh how I wish I could start this post by telling you it’ll be okay, that living with your maximalist parents will all work out and they will stop making you crazy with all the stuff they’ve accumulated (and continue to accumulate). But this is life; real life, and others (especially parents) . . .
As I stared at my budget with the glaring red negative numbers blasting into my brain, I shook my head again in disbelief. How did I do this again? Why can't I stick to a budget? Will I ever solve this mess? The numbers told the story and clearly showed my penchant for clothes, my voracious . . .
As I finish making a Caramel Macchiato that’s Cali Style with Nonfat Milk, No Foam, and Extra Drizzle; I can feel it. Without even looking up, I can feel the crossed arms, the stern looks, the glazed over eyes thinking, “I need caffeine now, why don’t you just hurry up already.” I’m only four drinks . . .
Did you do a double take on that title? Yes friends, I’m 40 (soon to be 41) and I found it interesting that there aren’t many financial articles directed at mid-lifers. It makes you feel a bit forgotten. Or could it be that everyone assumes we’re stellar at managing our finances. But what if you . . .