"Here. It can go in the 'trash' pile." "Really?" *Nod* "Yes! Finally!" The item in question was an ornamental miniature version of a Greek statue. It had been given to my husband by his grandmother when he was a child, and he had been carting it around ever since. We've gone through three moves together, … Continue reading On being ruthless
I have a pretty strict view of debt. It's bad. Even in my most spendthrift years, I never let myself carry a balance on my credit card. I use it all the time for the points, but I've never bought anything that I wouldn't be able to pay off at the end of the month, … Continue reading Do people really think this is a good thing?
Black Friday deals are traps designed to separate you from your money. That's what I'm repeating to myself today, anyway. Today is the day when the official Christmas shopping frenzy begins. It's 10 am here, and half my office is empty as a result. If it's anything like past years, people will trickle in throughout … Continue reading Eyes on the Prize
Unless you were a scullery drudge at Versailles, you are probably faced with more luxuries that you don't have than you would at any other time in history. The internet has connected us to just about everything, and that includes easy access to a world of Pinterest-worthy kitchens, fancy cars, youtube channels devoted to people … Continue reading Pictures lie