After a stellar January, we really blew it with our budget in February. Some of the expenditures were avoidable, some weren’t, but it’s safe to say that we blew our budget plans big time in February.
Last week, I wrote a post about the workplace sexual harassment of a teen girl I know. Outraged by her situation, my focus was entirely upon harassment experienced by women. Both Laurie and Mr. SSC commented about the fact that men are also harassed in the workplace – by women as well as other men. […]
Last week Ruth wrote about a teen girl who was basically forced to quit her job due to sexual harassment by her boss. I’ve seen this happen and experienced it myself. It’s horrible. I was personally harassed by my boss at a fast food chain, and I know for a fact I was one of […]
TG = teen girl Last week, I found out that a teenage girl I know quit her job at a restaurant because she was being sexually harassed by the owner. He was married, had children, and was twice her age. I’m in contact with many teen girls because of my position as mother, aunt, high school teacher, […]
I thought I’d expand today on Ruth’s awesome post from Thursday. In it, Ruth talked about the expansive variety of advice that exists in personal finance blogs and how it can be overwhelming at times. This made me laugh, as we spent the first three years of our debt payoff journey relying too much on […]
DH = Dear Husband Why I started blogging When DH and I became committed to a pursuit of debt-freedom almost five years ago, I decided that I’d blog about it. My thought was that by writing, by putting our debt numbers and our repayment progress “out there”, we’d have a built-in accountability system that would make it impossible […]
So much of learning to turn your money around has to do with attitude and perception. For nearly two decades Rick and I had the perception that there was “nothing we could do” to change our financial mess. And guess what? We didn’t change our financial mess! Then one day we became desperate and overwhelmed […]
I went to my niece’s wedding this past weekend, and at one point, I chatted with Amy, my sister’s friend. Somehow, we got onto the topic of frugality (Does that ever happen to you at weddings?) and Amy said, “I wasn’t just frugal, I was cheap.” After writing last week’s post about Frugality’s negative image, […]