The Value of Standing There and “Looking Pretty”

Young business woman calling telephone

As a side hustle extraordinaire, I’m always getting hired for odd jobs and random event work here and there. More often than not, I can reduce the actual job description to just standing there and “looking pretty”. I’ve done it in restaurants, at clubs, at doctor’s offices, at big conventions; sure, they’ll throw me an … … Continue reading

For Better Savings: Use Sub Accounts to Differentiate Your Goals

Scattered Money

One of the mistakes that we often make when saving is putting everything into one account. It’s fun to watch your account grow, but at the same time, if you have different goals for the money, having everything in one account can be problematic, since you aren’t able to identify which money is earmarked for … … Continue reading

7 Tips to Make Your Home Life Less Stressful


Parents are juggling busy lives between working outside the home and caring for children and the home.  So it’s no surprise that NPR recently talked about how stressful work can be.  What was surprising is that a recent study showed the time people spend at work is actually the most relaxing part of the day; … … Continue reading

5 Fantastic Ways to Get More Out of Your Garden

Gardeners cold frame

Your garden provides you with a chance to spend some quality time living a simpler and more environmentally friendly life. If you haven’t starting getting everything you can out of your outdoor space then here are a few good ways of doing so. Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables Perhaps the finest idea for introducing a greener approach … … Continue reading

You Too Could Attend Warren Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway Meeting


If you have ever attended the annual shareholder meeting of a publicly held company, you know they can be pretty boring. I once attended my employer’s annual meeting (I was also a shareholder). It was held in one of the company meeting rooms. There were about 10 ‘suits’ there and maybe 5 other shareholders. It … … Continue reading