The timing of this article/post is eerily perfect for me. Last night, my husband was out for a work event, so I ate dinner alone. I contemplated making "alone food" for dinner (i.e. something frozen, or a sad sandwich). But then I looked in my fridge and remembered that when I lived alone, I almost always made myself REAL food for dinner, and thus have only the happiest memories of that time. So I pulled out a bunch of veggies and made a huge pot of minestrone soup. It was easy and delicious, and now I have food for lunch for the next two days.
A post on a money/life blog that tells you in thinly veiled code that you should definitely become a spy.
The internal battle I have with Target-style gift cards (meaning, to places like Target, Amazon, other places where you can buy both practical stuff and fun stuff) is: should I use this buy things I NEED (toothpaste, paper towels) or should I use this to buy things I WANT (yet another target-brand t-shirt, NAIL POLISH). The end result depends on my poverty level at the time.