Last Tuesday evening, a special PTO meeting was called. A representative from our school district came to speak about next year’s budget. Sadly, only 13 parents, including me, showed up. I knew the budget situation was [...]
I can tell you after returning from both South by Southwest and the CPG Summit that companies are all abuzz about social media marketing. Transparency is the new key word in marketing. Transparency when bloggers blog [...]
You all know that I’m not a stranger to financial strain. My husband has lost his job a few times, and we’re pretty much a one income family. Yes, when you lose your only income, things [...]
One week from today I’ll be boarding a plane for Austin, Texas to attend South by Southwest, courtesy of Tyson Foods and Walmart! While the thought of attending a blogging conference is exciting, this stay-at-home mom’s [...]
For those following my DirecTV/Qwest saga from this morning, I have good news to report. After 3 calls and one Twitter conversation with DirecTV representatives last night. After another call with Qwest this morning. After writing [...]
I don’t rant often, but I must warn you. There’s a doozy ahead. My Initial Contact With DirecTV As you all know, we moved in September. At the time, we signed up for a bundle package [...]
You never know when disaster will strike. Be prepared. On New Year’s Eve 1996, I got a call from my parents, who lived 100 miles away from me at the time. The home they lived in [...]
I believe that success in life is rarely a case of luck, but rather a matter of cause and effect. If you do A and B you will get C. In most cases if you just [...]
My Frugal Story begins as a child. Growing up, my parents were frugal and it was a mindset they passed along to me. In 1978, my father bought a one way ticket from Taiwan to the [...]
Take the time to get to know senior citizens. It’s well worth it. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about relationships between older people and younger people. You see, a women’s group I’m involved in with [...]
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