Traveling this Summer? How to Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees (or try to)

Get Ahead of the Fee GameOK, why the big, wallet wallop on foreign transaction fees? I understand there is a cost associated with exchange rate conversion, but does it really cost $2.50 or more to conduct transactions from a foreign ATM? I think not. Here we are, living in the age of increased access to … Continue reading Traveling this Summer? How to Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees (or try to)

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What Happened When I Deleted My Social Media Apps…

Scrolling through Facebook. Scrolling through Instagram. Scrolling through Twitter. Seeing far too many people spending more time showcasing their lives rather than actually living them. Every twenty five minutes, I waste ten minutes (at the minimum) scrolling. All day long. And sometimes in the middle of the night. I admit it. I'm guilty. I fell … Continue reading What Happened When I Deleted My Social Media Apps…

A Brief Moment over Wine and Tom Robbins

When I heard her say, "Tom Robbins..something, something." My eyes narrowed. I turned to look at her and I cocked my head sideways, like a dog would when he/she hears/feels a meaningful sound vibration. Listening. We were a group of 10 or so enjoying the Memorial Day Holiday from a friend's back porch. There were … Continue reading A Brief Moment over Wine and Tom Robbins

Brutal Barbarism

Yesterday, I walked out of my divorce workshop with Legal Aid completely numb. I went through the machinations of the help session and then that was it. A 15-year relationship simply rubbed away with a notary's signature. On the drive home, while I was processing that little death, I ruminated on the three people on … Continue reading Brutal Barbarism

I Might Be Financially Independent

Last week, my Personal Capital app told me I had over a 100K in net worth. This week, Personal Capital told me I'm walking around with much less. I was already hyper aware of the status change, but having a software app show me my new truth in pretty colors made it real (and then … Continue reading I Might Be Financially Independent

Here, Take a Swig of This

At that moment, I was here, "Wow, can I screw up this parenting thing any more?" Out of the blue, (well, not entirely out of the blue) I get a text from an old friend who was reflecting back to a thing that happened years ago. She said, "I'll never forget," [that I said], "take … Continue reading Here, Take a Swig of This

Good Things and Shitty Things

I could've said, "the good with the bad". Whatever. "Good Things and Shitty Things" is more funny and the good with the bad is played out. I have many good things happening in my life, but I also have a healthy smattering of shitty things dotted throughout too. Without the shitty things, I wouldn't appreciate … Continue reading Good Things and Shitty Things