Month: October 2016

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144 Rolls of Toilet Paper

I have out done myself in the crazy department. This is what word problem nightmares are made of. I’m sure we all remember getting those problems and wondering “who’s ever going to make 20 dozen cookies? Who is ever going to buy 174 oranges? I’m never going to use this stuff in real life.” Well, ...

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October Budget Buster

What a disastrous month it has been for my budget. I’m usually not so doom and gloom, but my goodness! Our finances need a break. Despite some non-recurring, high expenses in September, we finished the month really strongly in the black and earning $2,500 more than we spent. We had an out of state wedding ...

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VA Loans

I was reading an article not too long ago that said that the use of VA loans was in decline. Not because eligible veterans aren’t buying homes, but because their lenders and real estate agents are steering them away from VA products. The VA loan, while it may not be necessary for everyone, as great advantages ...

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It takes Luck to be Successful

Don’t mind me; I’m just practicing my click-bait titles… It is often said that if hard work was the only way to success, day laborers, farmers, etc. would all be millionaires. Hard work is a key to success. No one (except maybe lottery winners) has ever achieved anything in life by sitting around the house doing ...

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Living out here has me thinking like a crazy survivalist

I’m a city girl through and through. I can navigate any mass transit system, I have extre road rage, I can walk 2 miles in 45 minutes flat and I’m rude. It doesn’t get any more Boston than that. But since moving out here to the ‘burbs and living on more than an acre of ...

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Demanding Due Dilligence is NOT Victim Blaming

By now most of you have heard of the 10-month old who died (likely a painful and horrible death) after being sexually assaulted by her mother’s boyfriend. If you haven’t heard yet, you will soon. Everyone is angry and rightly so. This male creature, as I dare not call him a man, is evidently a ...

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No One Tells You How They Do It

They will only tell you that they did it. We all have that secretive side. We grow up valuing privacy & learning not to tip our hand. We are also raised to be ashamed of our mistakes and failures. Letting them define us, damage our self esteem, and allowing people, who were too gutless to ...

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