Avoiding Ghoulish Characters...All Year Round

Avoiding Ghoulish Characters...All Year Round

As the afternoon wears on and slowly turns to darkness, we find ourselves ready to welcome villains, zombies and other ghoulish creatures.

Our jack o' lantern is carved and ready to welcome them, a sign that we're willing to welcome them in and part with some of our treasures.

They'll come creeping up our stoop, making it clear they expect to receive a payment or two, or three, or more. 

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That Busy, Huh? What Are You Avoiding?

That Busy, Huh? What Are You Avoiding?

While attending a conference this past September, I found myself increasingly preoccupied with my trio of electronic devices. I was constantly checking my iPhone, working on my laptop or iPad, and seeking WiFi hotspots to ensure I could stay connected. I was downright manic about it.

Funny how that always seems to happen when there's something I need to do that I desperately want to avoid.

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What Does Flying a Glider & Personal Finances Have In Common? Everything.

What Does Flying a Glider & Personal Finances Have In Common? Everything.

My husband has been interested in going for a ride in a glider for over 13 years. Seeing a potential opportunity during our honeymoon peaked his interest and, unfortunately [or fortunately], it’s been on his bucket list ever since. 

Well, he finally managed to scratch it off the list this past weekend when he, our goddaughter and I drove a 1/2-hour out of the city for a chance at the experience. And we were lucky too because, based on the current weather forecast, I think this was the last truly beautiful weekend for us this year. 

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The Devil Made Me Do It. Why We Always Have A Choice.

The Devil Made Me Do It. Why We Always Have A Choice.

As some of you may already be aware, there are two movies that really resonate with me from a philosophical perspective. One of these is The Matrix and the other? The Devil Wears Prada. The concept of choice is a fundamental theme that runs through these two movies and anyone watching them would be hard pressed to not consider what that might mean in their own lives. It certainly did for me and still does. 

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Diamonds - Nothing But a Brilliant Illusion

Diamonds - Nothing But a Brilliant Illusion

So today I’m a guest poster over at Frugal Fringe, the Colorado-based "all things frugal" blog written by my friend A. Noonan Moose. Click the link at the end of the excerpt to read all about how my husband and I have been misleading folks for years (they didn't ask and we didn't tell) and why it was the right decision, at least for us. 

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