Public School Budget Cuts. What Should a Parent Do?

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 bad. In December, they cut this year’s budget the first time. It meant cutting back on buying supplies for … Read morePublic School Budget Cuts. What Should a Parent Do?

Another Bad Customer Service Horror Story: LunarPages

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 about your stuff, transparency in what you put in your products…basically the new thing to do is to be … Read moreAnother Bad Customer Service Horror Story: LunarPages

Score One For The Little Guy!

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 a blog post and talking with other dissatisfied DirecTV customers this morning. And after launching an EECB (Executive Email … Read moreScore One For The Little Guy!

My Husband Lost His Job: How to Survive a Job Loss

It is stressful when your husband loses his job. No, not my husband. Not since last October, anyway. Unfortunately “my husband lost his job” is one of the frequent search terms people use to find BeingFrugal.net. And it seems to be increasing in frequency. Other search terms I’ve seen recently are “god’s provision during unemployment,” … Read moreMy Husband Lost His Job: How to Survive a Job Loss