It All Boils Down to YOU: A Rant

personal responsibilityAnyone who knows me knows that I absolutely hate politics.  I hate politics so much that I refuse to commit to a political party and ignore anything and everything that is overtly partisan.

I’m probably a libertarian, but I don’t really want to commit to that either.  I just want to think what I think, you know?  I don’t need anyone spoon-feeding me and I don’t feel the need to belong or be on the “winning side” or the “losing side.”  I’ve always hated team sports. [Read more...]

I Heart Baby Veg: An Ode to Gardening

I have no clue what this is!

I have no clue what this is!

I haven’t been shy about the fact that our first attempt at gardening hasn’t gone as planned.  First of all, we did approximately zero research on which plants would work in our climate, which wouldn’t, and which fruits and vegetables require special care. [Read more...]

How Do You Like to Be Paid?

do some workWhen I was in my early 20′s, I did all kinds of jobs.  Good jobs.  Shitty jobsJobs I loved.  Jobs I endured.  My least favorite job was at a group home for intellectually-challenged adults…..but it’s not what you think!  I actually loved the residents who lived there and learned a lot from them. [Read more...]

Do You Feel Comfortable Sharing Your Income?

oprahI had a lot of awkward conversations when I was pregnant, but there is one I simply cannot forget.  Let’s start with the back story, shall we? 

It was 2009, and I was 7 or 8 months pregnant and working as the Family Services Director at the locally-owned funeral home. We weren’t living a life of luxury by any means, but we were happy, healthy, and extremely excited about having our first child.  We were also bringing in about $90,000 per year, which is a huge chunk of cash for a small family living in the rural Midwest. [Read more...]

Turn Your Dream Vacation Into a Reality

dream vacationPlease enjoy this post from Linda Evans.  Linda Evans is an American in love with all things European. When she’s not globe-trotting she enjoys home life, baking, wine and friends. [Read more...]

How to Change Your Money Habits

money habitsWhether it is soul-crushing debt or not having enough money to meet our needs, few things can stress us out quite like financial problems.  If you are like many people, your issues do not stem from true poverty, but rather from bad financial habits that are so deeply ingrained you don’t even realize the full extent to which they are affecting you. [Read more...]