When you literally can’t afford to be afraid anymore…

I have to say, I'm glad I tried out a "financial diet" recently, and at least that first week went well and I learned from it, because I'm going to have to stretch that initial week into a habit for at least the rest of the year. To the curious, I've had a lot on … Continue reading When you literally can’t afford to be afraid anymore…

An impulsive spender goes on a financial diet…

This idea popped up early yesterday afternoon while I was trying to research how to help my sick dog out (thankfully doing okay, just on a bland diet for the next few days and managing to drink some water in between). I planned to dig up jobs online first thing and take notes and make … Continue reading An impulsive spender goes on a financial diet…

When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope

Well, no meteor, but the dog suddenly revealing what "supposedly yummy treasure" she ingested from who-knows-who's yard all over blankets and the floor a couple hours before bedtime is a helluva substitute for a universal F-you. I'd planned to stay up a while with a list of things to at least get a good start … Continue reading When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope

Old Habits Die Hard… like really, really, really bloody hard, if they die at all…

I've drifted away from the computer for a while trying to fix things (including said computer) and take a realistic look at things. "Trying" being the misnomer of that sentence, because the things I needed to do most of all were on my mind, and I might've tackled them a few minutes at a time... … Continue reading Old Habits Die Hard… like really, really, really bloody hard, if they die at all…

Creating a mess because I’m trying to help my pets…

I really shouldn't make "stop spending money" pledges to myself out loud... because then something comes up to derail that train of thought. And my mind has been largely derailed the whole weekend. I'm about to fall asleep sitting here after days of worrying and trying to get situated. At least I know I'll sleep … Continue reading Creating a mess because I’m trying to help my pets…

Q #166: Why do people still fall for business pyramid schemes, & after being exposed, how the hell do many of these companies still exist?

I lost count the number of Anti-MLM mini-documentaries I've watched the past few weeks, and about so many companies. Many more than I ever knew existed, or ones I had heard of, but had no idea they were Multi-Level Marketing companies. Shows how often I branch out when shopping, I guess. And I'd never join … Continue reading Q #166: Why do people still fall for business pyramid schemes, & after being exposed, how the hell do many of these companies still exist?

The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

You know those days where an hour or two into them, you firmly believe you should kick off your shoes, go to bed, pull the covers over your head, and start over tomorrow? Yeah, it was one of those. Too many things going wrong or weird, and I was running around so much I couldn't … Continue reading The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

When you’re an impulsive little twerp, “Maybe next year” is more ambitious than it is a form of pessimistic procrastination.

My bank account and my to-do list are the best ways to determine if I'm an impulsive little twerp, and I would definitely put myself in that category. I get sudden ideas that I'd love to act on, and then I try hard to go for them. It's good in some respects, but when money's … Continue reading When you’re an impulsive little twerp, “Maybe next year” is more ambitious than it is a form of pessimistic procrastination.

Q #145: How & when is it best to stop being “understanding” & just do what you must, regardless how it will affect others?

Yeah, it's about work. I turned in my two-weeks notice three weeks ago now and I'm still showing up to work. Granted, there's the vetting issue for new hires that gets dragged out by regional, and I know they're hiring more folks soon (or desperately trying to). And last week one of the ladies had … Continue reading Q #145: How & when is it best to stop being “understanding” & just do what you must, regardless how it will affect others?