Bailout · Finances · Government · Life · Protest · Spending · Taxes · Tea parties

One t-r-i-l-l-i-o-n dollars…mwah, ha, ha.

I talked to my mom this morning regarding the "tea parties" going on today to protest the massive government spending plan. Americans are joining together in cities all across the country to take a stand against their growing tax burden and out of control government spending. Both sides of the aisle are guilty of reaching… Continue reading One t-r-i-l-l-i-o-n dollars…mwah, ha, ha.

Finances · Food and Drink

Here’s a tip

During my Easter dinner with family, I heard an astonishing story. Apparently, Oprah told her audience that in light of these economic hard times, we should all band together in a grand money saving strategy and decide only to tip 10-12%. Now, my immediate reaction to this news was horror - my sister is a… Continue reading Here’s a tip

Finances · Life · Marriage

I can’t leave you alone for one hour!

Earlier this week I decided to make a quick trip to Costco, leaving the munchkins with my husband. When I returned an hour later, I returned to hear the following story from Zack. (imagine a hot 30-something relaying the following) "So, shortly after Donovan woke up, the doorbell rang - I answered it, holding the… Continue reading I can’t leave you alone for one hour!

Bailout · Congress · Finances · Government

“I’ve run out of gas…can I have five bucks?”

I'm sure most of you know exactly what I'm talking about in my title. We've all heard it. Most commonly when trying to pick up a few groceries on the way home from work. I've had the experience numerous times. You're approached by someone who looks down on their luck - possibly homeless. They tell… Continue reading “I’ve run out of gas…can I have five bucks?”

Beauty · Finances · Wellness

Getting gorgeous – at what cost?

I just read an article online called "Get Gorgeous in 4 Weeks" - it was a main link on Yahoo's homepage. I cannot believe the ridiculousness of it. Included in the article were "four weeks' worth of purifying, indulgent, get gorgeous ideas", which is a fine idea, but as I started to read, I realized… Continue reading Getting gorgeous – at what cost?