Job Loss, Debt, and Lower Salaries: Why We’ve Gotta Do What We’ve Gotta Do

Just recently I read a couple of disturbing articles in the New York Times about debt. Helaine Olen’s January 2nd opinion column suggests that the reason we’re in debt and can’t save is because of unaddressed social policy issues -— things like flat-lined salaries and higher health care costs. ...more
Finally someone with some sense. I have been laid off 2 times on the past 5 years so I know it ...more


Thank you very much for your swift response and for telling me the(item) is still available.I want to inform you that i am a deafman and i am satisfied with the conditions has you have stated in the CL.I want to let you know that i have a schedule already,for i need to attend an important seminar in Germany so i won't be able to come and check it at your House, Since i am okay withthe condition, I will like to make an outright purchase in issuing a certified check to you and the check will be cover money...more
 @HomeRearedChef  I get so sad when I think of the people that have fallen for this stuff and ...more

Your Daily Reading: “Living Wide Awake™” Exploring Your Feelings 1-20-12

Powered by your flirty nature, you are inclined to be impulsive for the sake of love and variety now.Be aware of your desire to spend and speculate extravagantly to appear to be a person of some means, not reflecting your reality.Opposing Energies: low self-esteem, depression, competitivenessYour fears from past relationships may affect your current efforts.Wide Awake Words™ for today: prosperity-consciousness, on-purpose, grounded...more

The Social Side of a Spending Fast

Ahhh... this is a BIG one.Here on And Then She Saved I get this question a lot: "How do you have a social life, keep your friends AND do a Spending Fast?!"This is a question and topic that has proven itself to be a major source of trouble for people who decide to take on a Spending Fast.I want to give a hearty Thank You to Katherine for letting me share her recent question with you- Thanks Katherine! (I said that heart-i-ly over here. I only wish you could have heard it. It was pretty good.)...more
Great post Anna.  So glad I found you here.  There is definitely a lack of social activity when ...more

Raising my grandchild as a single, sophisticated, and a business minded grandmother

Hi Ladies,   I've been raising my 13 month old grand daughter since she was 3 weeks old.  She is the joy of my life and, I would not trade a single moment.  My daughter disappeared after the 2nd day of coming home from the hospital.  I got a phone call from a DCF worker and told me I had until 5 pm that day to come and get my grand daughter or she would be in state custody. My daugter was there at the office when I arrived, and told me that she just wanted to "hang out", not be a Mother....more


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Estate Planning: Download a Free Financial & Legal Records Book

Lists Upon Lists We prepare to-do lists, lists of goals, grocery lists, lists for our spouses and children; we make notes...more

I aint sayin' she a gold digger...But if the shoe fits...Well...

Money, as the saying goes, is the root of all evil.For me, it's also the root of all happiness.Yep, I'm a (designer) flag-waving, (platinum) card-carrying Gold Digger. And proud of it....more

Money, Money, Money, Money....MONEY!! (Sing along...)

"All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy." ~ Spike MilliganEveryone I know is having a hard time in the "financial" department.  In fact, I just indulged in my weekly reading of my horoscope and it, once again, said I'll be feeling the strain of my budget....sigh....more

Small Business Tip: Scammers Masquerading as FBI Agents May Be Lurking in Your Email

There is an e-mail scam you may want to alert your small business staff to watch out for.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into an online scam targeting businesses and individuals alike. The scammers are using a series of official looking e-mails requesting financial and bank information as part of an FBI investigation. The sender is masquerading as a FBI investigator trying to obtain bank records from the recipients, and threatens legal action if the request isn't answered. ...more