Greetings, dear Fruclastic friends! Ruth and I will be taking the week off to enjoy time with family and friends. Sending much love and fruclassity your way as you enjoy the holiday season!! See you in 2017!
“We’re handing out 50 Visa cards with $20 loaded on them for people in our community to find someone to give an unexpected gift to. It could be a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a stranger on the street. Our goal is to show that even a small amount of money can make a […]
No, not the regular kind of stretching exercises, but I highly recommend those too. A daily stretching routine has been a huge foundational rock for my good health and has all kinds of benefits like improved circulation, flexibility and strength. But today I’m talking about the mental stretching we need to do to achieve big […]
Last week, my colleague Will told me about the Christmas gifts his daughter Isla had made. Will and his wife Rachel managed, on one income, to become mortgage-free in their mid-thirties, and I thought, “The frugal gene is getting passed on to their kids!” I asked if Isla would be willing to be interviewed for this […]
It’s coming up fast, my friends. As of the date of this post, we have exactly twenty days until the new year begins. So I wanted to share some thoughts on how to set goals for 2017.
DH = Dear Husband DD3 = Dear third daughter DD1 = Dear first daughter DD2 = Dear second daugher Smart Christmas shopping through the year (& why I didn’t do it) I know that it’s smart to start Christmas shopping about a year in advance. That way, you can take advantage of sales as they […]
What was the last step you took to work to achieve your dream? We’ve spent four long years paying off our consumer debt. Pinching pennies, reworking budgets, reducing and eliminating expenses and diagnosing the deep sleep reasons why we spent so many years spending above our means. We’ve worked hard. We’ve sacrificed. We’ve made progress, […]
Givers, takers, and matchers defined Wharton management professor Adam Grant answers questions in an interview entitled “Givers vs. Takers: The Surprising Truth about Who Gets Ahead”. Here are Grant’s descriptions of three basic types on the Giver-Taker continuum: Takers: “The takers are people who, when they walk into an interaction with another person, are trying to […]