Give Us Free Fridays – Have Cake and Eat It Too

It has been a few weeks, but I'm back with another installment of Give Us Free Fridays. In a couple of recent posts I've mentioned widening the gap between earnings and spending. J. Money over at Budgets Are Sexy┬áhad a change of perspective (courtesy of Mr. Money Mustache) on the outflow side of the equation. … Continue reading Give Us Free Fridays – Have Cake and Eat It Too

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

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