Happy Halloween! Our monthly wrap-up for October 2016 includes our regular blog happenings, Pinterest, extreme couponing class, and the resolution of our bread machine conundrum. Blog stuff October was a mixed bag on the blogging front, as we moved back from three posts a week to a more sustainable two. My number of monthly visits has […]
Over the weekend, AT&T announced a merger deal with Time Warner for $107.50 a share. This announcement came just a couple of days after my financial advisor called to tell me that British American Tobacco had made a bid to take over RJ Reynolds. There are some big mergers going on, and that means stockholders face […]
This weekend, my brother’s long term girlfriend changed her Facebook status to Engaged. I am super happy for her and my brother. And I thought I had an article topic when I spoke to my dad about it and he reported my stepmother’s reaction. “You know, our number of grandchildren just doubled.” And that’s true. […]
Last year, when our family went through the 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Zero challenge, I struggled with one big area: meal planning. Really struggled.. I just couldn’t get my head around planning meals more than a day or so ahead. I can barely answer “What’s for Dinner?” on a given night, so […]
I think of myself as pretty modest in my wants. I never wanted a pricy car, a fancy wardrobe or a boat bigger than a Sunfish. I don’t watch the Kardashians, or the Housewives, or any of those unreality shows. If you twisted my arm, I would admit that a beachfront cottage would be nice…except for the property taxes…and the insurance…and the chance it would all get wiped away in the next passing hurricane. So why did I spend a voyeuristic Sunday afternoon lusting after million dollar mansions?
Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the savviest personal finance blog hop on the planet, created specifically for personal finance writers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from how to jump start your retirement savings to how to avoid frugal burnout, you’re invited to link-up. If it ties into personal finance, we […]
Last weekend, my bread machine died and I’m singing the bread machine blues. I’m not sure why. Unlike many of the other kitchen devices around our house, the bread machine is rarely used. I think I’ve pulled it out a total of 6 times in the last year. Still, no one ever complained about having the smell of fresh […]