What Would Your Life Look Like Now If You Hadn't Started Blogging?

Ten years ago, I was two years out of my graduate writing program and just returning from maternity leave (I came back the week after the fourth of July holiday, come to think of it) to my product management job in corporate America. If I hadn't started blogging on maternity leave, I would not have written anything new in almost a year. ...more
Ashleigh Burroughs Right back atcha.more

The Midlife Pursuit: What's My Passion?

Aside from stalking old boyfriends, I've learned a lot about myself through the quizzes on Facebook. For instance, the “Friends”character I’m most like is Monica because according to the quiz, “I’m a little uptight but a great friend.” Not surprising, I am a peach pie, not because I live in Georgia but “I’m cute, quirky and a bit of a smart ass.”...more
Susanf Thanks so much Susan.more

Do You Own Your Job or Are You Just Renting?

You might not know it just by looking around, but every workplace has two kinds of employees: renters and owners....more
Great post.  I work in the software development industry - and while I like to own it it seems ...more

In which I try a Droid and miss my iPhone miserably.

I’m sure you all know by now of my love for Ting Wireless....more

The Yes Pile – The Junk Mail Trick that will Save you Money

We all receive our fair share of junk mail every month. Most of us mindlessly throw it away and move on with our day without even giving a second thought to the disposal of those unsolicited offers in the mail. But, what if I told you that each time you threw away your junk mail you were throwing out money? ...more

Roadtrip by the Numbers

I have a series of “update” posts planned for today. First, I’ll start with updating you on the costs associated with our recent roadtrip to Utah. Check back later for updates regarding dental hygiene and life insurance ....more

Investing Series: 10 Top Index-Tracking ETFs to hold in your Canadian Portfolio

Total credit goes to Mark of My Own Advisor who goes into detail for each index fund. He actually lists a lot more than just 10 in each of his posts, so you should really go and read it if you want more options to look at: Top International Equity ETFs Top Canadian ETFs Out of his list in the two posts above (which he has done wonderfully and a far better job that I ever could), I picked my 10 favourites: (...) CONTINUE READING....... Investing Series: 10 Top Index-Tracking ETFs to hold in your Canadian Portfolio Thanks for reading! ...more

unsolicited resumes from strangers, telling someone grad school isn’t for them, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. What am I supposed to do with an unsolicited resume from a stranger? ...more

A Tradition Worth Passing On

When I was pregnant with my son I received a giant box in the mail filled with wrapped gifts. My husband’s aunt passed on the tradition of providing me with one gift for each prenatal appointment. I loved that I idea so much that I bought presents for my husband’s friend who was expecting their first bundle of joy last year ....more

Links à la Mode: Style Everywhere

Style Everywhere This week we have all kinds of links. From the very personal getting to feel comfortable in your own skin, to the runways of Paris and the runways Kendall Jenner is on. When is the best time to go shopping? ...more

how big of a deal are mistakes when you’re new to a job?

A reader writes: I’m a student who’s still pretty fresh from high school and only a year or so into college. While searching for a summer job, I applied to a variety of places and ended up getting a job at a corporate office-type setting. My previous work experience has been in retail and fast food, so needless to say, I don’t have a lot of experience in this kind of setting ....more

How Soon Should I Send a Second Follow Up Email After an Interview?

I recently got a comment from a job seeker who had a job interview two LONG weeks ago and hadn’t yet heard anything back from the employer. She was wondering if she should send another follow-up email asking again for their interview process timeline. She had already sent a follow-up note after the interview that […] ...more

Mid-Summer Update on our Weight Loss Competition

Seven weeks ago J and I agreed to participate in a...more