Learning to say, “No”

Over Thanksgiving, my daughter was home from uni and she asked me to go somewhere and do/buy something. I don't exactly recall where she wanted to go or what it was she wanted to do, but I remember my reply. My reply was a big, loud (slightly hesitant) "No." Most of the time, she gets … Continue reading Learning to say, “No”

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Step Away from Black Friday

Hey, You! This Friday. Before you step out to your car or bus or train...Stop for a second.  Ask Yourself... Do I need it? Do they need it? Is what I think I need worth fighting the traffic?Is it worth driving all over parking lots or up and down streets searching for a parking spot?Is … Continue reading Step Away from Black Friday

Marrying Myself

November 15, 2018 (maybe the 16th...it's late or early) "You complete me" are three powerful words that countless people hang their hopes on. And it couldn't be more off-base in regards to relationship/partnership. Nothing external will make me whole or complete. No partner, no marriage, no work and no material things. It took me decades … Continue reading Marrying Myself

In-Between

The "In-Between" ~ An Explanation of how so many people ages 38-55 don't have enough money saved for retirement Baby Boomer  <HERE IS WHERE WE ARE> Millennial I'm not a baby boomer with a defined, livable pension fund and I'm not a millennial forced to become close friends with "necessity is the mother of invention" … Continue reading In-Between

Better off than I thought

November 13, 2018 Jees, after researching the percentage of women who are financially devastated after divorce and shuffling through some case studies, I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I'm not doing so bad after all. According to a report by a group of sociologists from Bowling Green, "27% of divorced, older women live in poverty, … Continue reading Better off than I thought

Shades of Eat, Pray, Love

November 12, 2018 Today, I feel like Elizabeth Gilbert in the novel, "Eat, Pray, Love"  and I'm about to embark on an exciting, new life chapter. If you haven't read "Eat, Pray, Love" then perhaps open a new tab and quickly wiki  to catch up with me or be a maverick and roll with context … Continue reading Shades of Eat, Pray, Love