Playing Mind Games

Usually, the expression "playing mind games" is not used in a positive light. Because implicitly, if someone is playing mind games, they're being manipulative, and usually, this is not good. Manipulation usually involves a lot of lying, half-truths, and other questionably ethical ... Read more...

10 Things About Me + Updates

I got tagged by High Class, Low Income to share 10 things about myself. I've done these types of posts before, so I'm going to try not to repeat myself. Here it goes:1. I hate/am intimidated by technology. For me, it falls into the category of: More Trouble Than It's Worth.2. I'm ... Read more...

Ok, Here it Goes…

Update: I'm still recovering from this very nasty cold. I'm functional, but still lacking in energy and very congested. I put a huge bottle of hand sanitizer on my desk and told the kids to start using it - or else!So, I'm posting my budget. Again. I've been avoiding this because ... Read more...

All Plans Come Crashing Down…

...when you get sick. I had all these great goals to reorganize my apartment this weekend, and then I went and got sick. (It's not swine flu, just a run-of-the-mill cold!) I woke up with a sore throat on Saturday and it's been downhill since then. I think I'll finally be okay to ... Read more...

There is Always a Cheaper Option

I'm so ready for payday tomorrow! I'm down to just a few dollars in my checking account, and I needed to stop to pick up some stuff at the grocery store for dinner this afternoon. I've been eating really terribly lately (Labor Day, then my parents were in town...and they're ... Read more...

Updating My Apartment

One of my favorite bloggers is SS4BC over at Small Steps for Big Change. Her blog is not exclusively focused on PF, and I like that. I find her to be very honest and down-to-earth about all of the different topics she writes about. Anyway, she has been working through a book ... Read more...

Not Knowing

In my last post, I discussed the fact that my budget is torturing me. Specifically, the amount I should be saving per month is torturing me. When I was paying down my personal loan, it was very easy to stay focused because I basically had tunnel vision: must pay off loan, must ... Read more...

September Goals/My Budget is Torturing Me

Yah! September! That means the worst season of the year is just about over :) I realized that I totally forgot to set August goals...oops. So here's to a strong September: 1. Re-work my budget. Again. See below. 2. Run 2X per week and swim 2X per week. 3. Finish my new book. ... Read more...