On WWYD: My Parents Want My Hard-Earned Savings!

@Aunt Scar Exactly! Sorry, I basically asked the same thing below before reading your comment. I wonder if this is a case of parents who paid the college funds first before "paying themselves"... And now everyone is in trouble.

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 2:27 pm 0

On WWYD: My Parents Want My Hard-Earned Savings!

I think there's another conversation that needs to happen here. Basically, if they can't afford a down payment of $10K, are they sure they can afford to retire at all? A conversation should begin with whether they can afford to retire in the manner in which they think they "deserve". I suspect that there's something amiss with their planning right now that could lead to more requests in the future.

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm 1

On The Doggy Bag Dilemma

I have a friend who is so worried about this that she eats everything on her plate in order of those she was most embarrassed to box up. She would start with the pickle chips, then the fries, and then the sandwich. She felt less embarrassed to box up a sandwich half than a box of fries and pickles.

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 10:10 am 0

On Life Insurance Ugh Why

We have the term insurance. The main reason is the mortgage. The second reason is after experiencing a death in the family, we realized that sorrow can make it hard to take care of yourself for little a while. Money panic during the recovery just makes things worse.

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:38 pm 4

On The Cost of DIYing Your Floors

@jmdj hooray! thanks for sharing. The floors look great. I love the effect.

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 11:03 am 0

On The Cost of DIYing Your Floors

This post without pictures??!! What a tease!

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:14 am 0

On Is "Dry January" Worth The Savings

I'm a regular at doing a dry-January. Here's the thing that I notice the most: THE SLEEP. holy crap sober sleep is amazing! Also- the extended time at home ends up forcing a winter clean out of my house. Last night I cleaned all my air filters for lack of something better to do. This weekend's excitement is a trip to the recycling center and drop off donations at goodwill.

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 11:23 am 2

On Happy New Year! Here Are Some Pointless Or Obvious Savings Tips!

@garli Good job! Six Sigma is tough, and it'll be worth your hard work. I've seen some friends rewarded generously for that cert.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 1:08 pm 0

On Happy New Year! Here Are Some Pointless Or Obvious Savings Tips!

I unsubscribed to all of the sales alert emails from stores I frequent. I was starting to get the feeling that I was buying because there was a sale, and not because I actually needed something.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 11:09 am 1

On The Little Lights

This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm 0