No Dancing Allowed

Last night after three hours of Shondaland I hopped onto my laptop and fell down a personal finance rabbit hole. It started with the latest post on Bitches Get Riches and ended when I fell asleep reading about price/earnings ratios on Investopia while watching the Big Short on Netflix. How did I go from reading an essay … Continue reading No Dancing Allowed

Pass the Assets on the Left Hand Side – You Do Need an Estate Plan

Planning is not my thing. Any time I try to go against this nature and plot out steps, timelines, and milestones I get bored, distracted, or over it and abandon the plan halfway to completion. Wait, is that why it's so hard for me to stick to a budget? I have a tendency to get … Continue reading Pass the Assets on the Left Hand Side – You Do Need an Estate Plan

Give Us Free Fridays – Feed Me, Teach Me, Heal Me

Yes, I know that it's Saturday but accuracy is the enemy of alliteration so... This was a week of unexpected treasures as other people's folly turned into my gain. My freebies ran the gamut from food to health and wellness. Let's dive in. Free bread at Jimmy John's - After a week off I went … Continue reading Give Us Free Fridays – Feed Me, Teach Me, Heal Me

You Ain’t Got to Be Rich, But You Do Need Wealth

From January 2010 until September 2012 I was 100% debt free. No mortgage, no car note, no student loans, no credit cards, no IOUs, nothing. It was the first time since 1998 that I didn't owe anybody anything. I will not give you the impression that I budgeted, brought in extra income, and cut back … Continue reading You Ain’t Got to Be Rich, But You Do Need Wealth

Wasted – I Threw $1000 in the Trash

When I was 17 I decided to become a vegetarian. The decision was made on a whim without consideration of the fact that I did not eat vegetables unless they were really a red fruit pureed into a sauce with spices, spread over dough and topped with mozzarella. Why did I hate vegetables so much? … Continue reading Wasted – I Threw $1000 in the Trash

Give Us Free Fridays – The Lazy Edition

I've been lazy this week. Most of my activity has consisted of walking from my bed to my couch to my kitchen to my couch to my bed. I wake up, contemplate productivity then come to a realization. So this week there was no mystery shopping or Jimmy John's runs. Plus I'm still working my … Continue reading Give Us Free Fridays – The Lazy Edition