July 2011

This week is the annual BlogHer conference which has grown to over 3,000 attendees and is in my hometown!  The conference has lots of content with six different tracks and six official parties.  Then there are the other events ranging from yoga with Bob Harper (yes, from Biggest Loser) to movie screenings to private cocktail […]


So, you want to book a vacation package for whole family? The price for a family vacation can be really high if you don’t make your homework. Some airline agencies charge thousands of dollars for a single trip. Taking the bus is always cheaper, but you could lost many days to reach your destination. One […]


One of the benefits of our recently empty nest was getting a guest room again.   We lost a bedroom when we downsized four years ago and I’ve been missing it ever since.  Overnight guests made do by using a sleeper sofa in our office but it wasn’t ideal. Starting Point and Timeframe Our son’s furniture […]


Taking steps to forming good financial habits is no easy task, but it can be done. If you’ve decided to build better finances, try following these three steps: 1. Evaluate your spending habits: Try keeping a list of your expenses for an entire month. Carry a little book with you and track every purchase you […]


So you are rehired after a period of unemployment. Great news! What a relief! Now celebrate it with a dinner, set up your direct deposits and start thinking about that kitchen remodeling? No, not just yet. There is a little more work to be done before settling into the new level of comfort – replenishing […]