It used to be fast food, take out and dining out were rare treats rather than common conveniences. I’m trying to take my food mindset back to the 70’s.
Happy Day after Thanksgiving! I won’t call it Black Friday, because I don’t want to contribute to the shopping frenzy. If you’re a reforming Black Friday shopper, though, here are some things you can do to fill up your day: Go ahead and do your Christmas decorating. No, it’s not original. However, it is festive […]
Dad: “So what do you want for Christmas?”
Me: “Ummm….World Peace?”
I find it really difficult to give gifts to the beloved adults in my life. And it’s just as hard to come up with things I’d like to get. When you’re a kid, or buying for a kid, things are easy. Buy a toy, any toy, that looks like it would be fun. Toy cars and race track? Fun. Skateboard? Fun. Paint? Fun. You watch them tear open the package and start to play and you know you picked wisely.
It’s different when you’re buying for grownups. Adult gift giving is hard
Would you be willing to change your life just a little if you could save a bunch of money on your utility bills? That’s what we’re doing, by enrolling in a Time of Use program with our power company. What do you have to do? How do you prepare? And how do you shift your usage around to reduce your power costs and leave a smaller carbon footprint?
Financial challenges are a great way of focusing your attention on your spending or saving habits. They show you what you can do easily, what you struggle with, where you tend to cheat, and where you want to cheat but don’t. So where are we now that October is over? What will we take forward now that we aren’t getting daily emails encouraging us to stay focused and reach the goal?