I’ve always had a hunch that I am being grossly underpaid. After all, shouldn’t I be more flush given that by 9 p.m. each night I’m so wiped that my body feels like it’s been mowed down by a Mack truck and I need a triple shot of espresso just to get me moving in the morning.
When I was pregnant with my son, so many of those infamous, big parenting decisions kept me up at night: Should I breastfeed? Work full-time? Try a “flex schedule” like some of my other lawyer friends? Should we stay in the city? Buy a house in the ‘burbs?
I learned a lot about politics this year while working in the newsroom during the election period. I got a glimpse of the good and the bad, the honesty and downright dishonesty that comes from people trying to gain power.
Coupon clipping shaves a portion of each grocery bill. Unfortunately, most coupon clippers never experience the high level of savings so often romanticized on extreme coupon clipping shows.
So, what’s the better option? Save money without even making a purchase. Here’s how:
Enter Online Sweepstakes
While the holidays are a magical time, they can also be extremely stressful! As that gift list keeps growing, it becomes harder and harder to make everyone happy while keeping your budget in check.
Here are a few of my favorite and most useful tips for tackling holiday shopping without breaking the bank:
The day I'd been dreading since I became a mom has finally come and gone.
It took me two years to get there (as that's the age of my oldest), but I'm now here. I'm okay, minus some shots to my ego and a few silly tears I shed just to release the feeling. I'm told that most mostly-stay-at-home moms (and totally-stay-at-home-moms) go through this.
Last night, I went to hear a fabulous speaker at my kids’ elementary school. She was there to talk about generational differences (FYI, our kids are called Gen V, for Viral), and also
"Multi-tasking = Screwing everything up simultaneously." - Anonymous
I read a recent article saying students who multi-tasked while studying (watching Glee or tweeting, for instance) got worse grades and retained less information, but felt happier.
Excuse me, but this is a stupid study. What mother who has wrangled with her kids over homework couldn’t tell you the same?
Probably, your above-average kid knows how to plunk out a Mozart concerto and ace his Mathematics test, but does he know how to craft a frugal budget and stick to it? Does he know the exact way to manage his multiple credit cards and pay an electricity bill?
“Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer?” - Marilyn Monroe
I’ve been watching Mad Men lately, and the more I watch it, the madder I get. It’s hard for me to believe how women were treated. Viewed as inferior, helpless, sex kittens.