I don’t know about you, but I just want to stretch out on the couch, maybe with fresh baked cookies and a mug of green tea, prop my tablet on my lap and just read the afternoon away. It’s 94° F outside (heat index of 98° F) and very sunny, so I have the shades … More Interesting Reads This Week
It’s only July, but this intense, sun-drenched weather is really getting to me. On days like today, when the temps hit the high 90’s and the heat index soared above 100° F, the only things I want to do are: Move more slowly. Our dog walks are more leisurely, our showers are cooler but take … More Summertime, and the livin’ ain’t easy
When I went through my RSS reader today, it looked like most of the personal finance and frugality blogs I follow were overflowing with up-to-the-minute news and updates on the deals available via Amazon’s so-called “Prime Day” event. The retail giant had been hyping it for weeks, claiming that it would be better than Black … More Did You Prime Today?
Yesterday I wrote about my financial and lifestyle goals for the 2nd half of 2015, focusing largely on paying off a huge chunk of our debt, including our tax debt to the IRS. I mentioned very briefly the idea of the Debt Snowball Method, which seems to be a popular click on that particular post … More Undebt.it: A Free Debt Snowball Program
I’m an avid reader of other personal finance blogs, and so many of them have been posting mid-year check-ins related to their monthly, quarterly, and/or annual goals. I’m so impressed with how transparent and forthright they are about not only their outstanding debts but also their challenges, triumphs, and their target date for debt freedom, … More Mid-Year Frugality Goals
I can’t believe it’s been a few days since I posted to this blog! I was so excited to be on a pretty good streak there for awhile, but alas, work and household obligations overwhelmed poor moi late last week. One thing I’ve learned as a Woman of a Certain Age is that you don’t … More The Joy of Sleep
Have you ever used a pressure cooker before? I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I never really considered using it until really recently, and only because I’m on a never-ending quest to find ways to further simplify and save money. Backstory: Back in the ’90s I actually never bought canned beans – I just loaded … More Cooking Under Pressure
I hope you take even just five minutes out of each and every day just for yourself! Five minutes is nothing – it’s shorter than most cigarette breaks and can be squeezed into even the busiest days. Ideally, you have 15-20 minutes, but if you really can’t take that long of a pause in your … More Interesting Reads This Week
How was your holiday weekend? If yours was anything like mine, you packed yours with all kinds of productive, maybe even frugal things, but also managed to enjoy a little respite from the summer heat. Down here in north/central Texas, we’ve been “enjoying” highs in the mid-90’s and humidity levels rocketing well into the 50-70% … More Dog Days of Summer
I hope every single one of you are enjoying good health, good weather, good food, and lots of good company this weekend. Thank you stopping by! Now go and enjoy whatever it is your heart desires on this wonderful, inspiring day.