…fat, sick, and stupid.

All of my four children just rolled their eyes when they read this blog post title.  I recently learned that I have some teenage followers of my blog who are about to head off to college.  So, in this lull between finishing the college apps and the whirlwind end of senior year, I want to … Continue reading …fat, sick, and stupid.

Down but not out

As the government shutdown continues, the financial drain on the many furloughed federal employees will also continue.  I wish I had a magic wand to wave for those in the most dire straits at this point in time.  My one sage piece of advice is this: Your creditors need to know.  Call them.  Call all … Continue reading Down but not out

Deadlines are approaching

I'm procrastinating. I need to polish off the financial aid applications to all the schools where our daughter applied.  Instead, I'm writing this blog about it.  I figured some of you may be in my boat. The essays are written. The admissions applications were wrapped up two weeks ago.  But the sticker shock is still … Continue reading Deadlines are approaching

4 Beloved F-words for the New Year!

I feel a mix of excitement and trepidation as I ponder my new year's resolutions while also thinking about a new year of blogs.  So with that, I would like to share my thoughts on some well-loved "F-words” that commonly pop up on the resolution list.