Want Equal Rights? Truth Is - Just Take Them!

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it." —Sojourner Truth, former slave, abolitionist, Methodist minister, and early U.S. women’s rights leader...more

12 Money Rule Ideas For Investing

Money rules are a personal thing. They are your rules. You may have rules you were conditioned with (by parents, teachers, family, peers) and you probably have set some money rules for yourself. Unfortunately, there is no set formula for establishing money rules... especially money rules specific to your investments. This article will give you some ideas for setting your own money rules....more

Jersey Mom’s Take on Personal Finance

There are many personal finance experts (i.e. David Bach, Suze Orman, Dave Ramsey, Gail Vaz-Oxlade) with wonderful ideas regarding what one should do to reach financial security and independence.  I want to share with you some things I have learned, applied, and found beneficial to my family’s financial wellbeing. ...more

Manchester - an overlooked UK city offers music

Manchester - Oh Manchester, so much to answer for: Grey skies and rain aside what has Manchester got for visitors?Manchester is the UK's second city but overlooked by many who take flights to the UK that arrive at the main airports around London....more

Women attending College!

All of us know since the Economy is in a bummer, headed back to college is a great alternative to help your future. Before the economy was in a slump, I was working for a Childcare Center and thought I saw myself there for years before I would ever head to college....more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Paycheck Equity

I swear that I will one day get over the miserableness that was the previous ensuing decade, but for now I will continue to harp on yet another failure of the previous decade. In January 2009, President Obama started the year off right by signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. The Act righted a serious offense committed by the Supreme Court, which had ruled that discriminating against women by paying them less than men for doing the same (or even better work) was perfectly fine as long as companies kept it secret for a really long time. ...more

The Real New Economics of Marriage: Men are Flatlining

Big news was just announced: Wives are making money, and a few of them (egads!) are making more than their husbands. The story goes (according to the Pew Research Center's recently released study called "Women, Men and the New Economics of Marriage") that in the 1970's, 4% of working wives made more than their husbands. Now (40 long, hardworking years later), a full 22% of wives make more. ...more

we would love to be able to stagger it like that... sadly, here the parental leave can only ...more

Blogging Virgin Often Qualifies for Senior Discounts

 I decided to learn about and begin blogging for a couple of reasons. I need to keep my brain challenged by learning new things.  I want to understand the challenges my daughter is facing as a parent in this constantly changing world where technology has created an entirely different environment for her to be parenting in than what I was faced with raising her and her sister. ...more