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Embracing Compromise

Embracing Compromise

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” John Wooden I had a conversation with my nephew Matt recently. Matt is a Marine Corps veteran (ooo-RAH!), married with 2 sweet little girls, and a recent college graduate getting...
F.O.M.O is a Four Letter Word

F.O.M.O is a Four Letter Word

“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Think about how much we are bombarded these days with offers too good to be true. Offers that are only good for the dreaded...
Never too early/Not too late

Never too early/Not too late

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I will only recommend items I have personally used and all opinions are my own. “When I was young I used...
Hide the packages…really?

Hide the packages…really?

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” Albert Einstein Back in the mid-1980s when the Hubs and I were living in Germany, I was out one night shopping BY MYSELF for a new coat. That didn’t happen often, and it...
I Fired my Housekeeper…

I Fired my Housekeeper…

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I will only recommend items I have personally used and all opinions are my own. “Good things happen when...
Grocery shopping on a budget

Grocery shopping on a budget

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch” – Orson Welles Eating on a budget. A phrase that strikes fear in the heart of EVERY foodie I’ve ever known. Visions of “Beans and Rice, Rice and Beans” (hat tip to Dave Ramsey) or Spam casserole lurking...
A little Good News never hurt anyone

A little Good News never hurt anyone

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Colin Powell If you’re anything like me, you watch the news for the weather and ignore most of the rest. “If it bleeds, it leads” is not too far off. I have absolutely NO intention of having heated discussions,...
Budgeting basics

Budgeting basics

“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.” Dave Ramsey  As I said in my introduction, I have not always been the best steward of the resources I have been blessed with. While I was not going insane with trying to keep up with the...

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