Financial distress is widespread and urgent Laurie’s post earlier this week was a response to the double suicide of a couple from New York City who, according to the notes they left, could not live with their financial reality. I hadn’t heard of the tragedy before reading the post, and when I looked up news […]
If you read the news with any regularity, you’ll often see stories of lives gone wrong – or ending – due to a person or persons being unable to continue living with their high debts and other financial messiness. People often hurt themselves and/or their families – and in some cases even total strangers – […]
Last week, when I wrote about my series of unfortunate events in travel (and related it to serial obstacles in personal finance), I left something out. I wasn’t sure if it would be appropriate or relevant to write about it, but I believe it is. Stuck on the runway Mishap #5 of my trip home […]
Ya’ll have Mrs. Picky Pincher to thank for this post. On Ruth’s recent article regarding her series of unfortunate travel events, Mrs. Picky commented that she’s been hearing that the pursuit of FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) is pointless.
Last week, my sister Shirley and I had a great visit with family in Washington DC. For me, it was a fabulous treat to tour the city. It was only the second air-travel trip I’ve taken since our journey out of debt began five years ago. Last Friday, we made our trip home. And EVERYTHING […]
There’s been a lot of talk on the blogoshpere lately about whether or not married couples should have separate or joint money. Some experts are strongly convincing that joint money means a more unified marriage. Other experts insist that joint money is a recipe for disaster. So who’s right?
DH = dear husband For the second time since our journey out of debt began in June of 2012, I stepped onto a plane! Yes, I’m traveling! One of my nieces moved to Washington DC with her husband in March of this year for a 9-month posting that he had been offered. As the summer […]
As I was laying in bed last night, trying desperately to fall asleep so I could be refreshed for a busy week, my mind wandered to and fro from all of the things that need to be done and paid for around here. Okay, we’ve got hay to buy, I want to save another $1,000 […]
Hey, Fruclastic friends! We’re taking the week off. I’m celebrating America’s Independence Day with my loved ones. For her part, Ruth enjoyed a great Canada Day. See you next week, and God bless you! (Check out Femme Frugality’s review of Ruth’s book, Ella Builds A Wall.)
I organized a mini human library at our school this year. Students had the opportunity to “sign out” a staff member, and each staff-book had a “title”. Ari Lesser, our physics teacher had this one: Middle-Class, But Investing Like Warren Buffet. Ari has serious concerns about the need for education in financial literacy in our […]