Savings update – April & May

This spring has been an absolute gong show and for that I apologize. I am still feeling a bit off and work has been hectic so blogging has not been on my radar. We continued to spend a… Read More

Life and goal update – March 2017

Better late than never as the old adage goes! March came in like a lion and went out…like a lion. We had our last snow on the 31st, which is fairly late even for our northern clime. Luckily,… Read More

The amazing things you learn when you tally your investments

Like most people, we’ve tried to do all the right things, adhering to the standard personal finance advice: save for retirement, pay off your debt, take advantage of benefits such as retirement matching, save an emergency fund…blah blah… Read More

Why I blog

Amy Dacycyn of the Tightwad Gazette fame once pointed out that most people know how to save money: just spend less than you earn. Everyone knows that, right? The same way, she points out, that people know how… Read More

Happy tabula rasa

Tearing down the tree on NYE While I think that January 1st is a rather arbitrary date to choose for a new year but so is every date so why not? Considering January 1st is cold and dark… Read More

Habits and goals for 2017

Recently I saw an article headline to the effect of, “don’t do resolutions, make new habits.” I didn’t click and read it but I wish I had. My brain has kept coming back to the idea and I’ve… Read More

Own your attention, take back your time

This was literally my teens and early 20s How does one who works in social media step away from social media? With great difficulty, actually. This morning I was thinking about the internet of aulde: back in the… Read More

Exit strategy: conversations with my mom

“I wish I had retired later. I find retirement really boring.” My mom said. She was over for her weekly cup of coffee & a visit with the kids and I. Although we keep Sundays as a strictly… Read More

(The difficult art of) Digging deep

Snow? Seriously? That’s not really helping, actually. I was fed up before I even left the house today. The first email I received on my work phone at 7:30am infuriated me and left me fuming as I headed… Read More

Mama said there’d be days like this

I am sick. The kids are sick. The house is a mess and things are all over the place, disorganized. Work has been an absolute gong show and it seems like the list of tasks I have to… Read More