Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more


"Everyone is gifted - but some people never open their package." - unknown           Risa is a midlife coach who helps women design and achieve positive financial and personal goals.  Visit - http://allwaysoptions.com...more

Do Try This At Home: 2x Daily

A quick tip : ...more

Sounds Like Fun, Right?

Repeated behaviors that aren't effective anymore: ...more

Passports With Purpose: Travel Bloggers Helping Cambodia

Passports with Purpose (PwP) is a collaborative online fundraiser created by four Seattle-based travel bloggers, returns for a second year with the goal of raising USD13,000 to build a school in rural Cambodia through American Assistance for Cambodia (AAfC).  As of this writing, they are just a few hundred dollars way from their goal....more

Food For Thought

At this time of year, holiday celebrations can make your food budget go right out the window. Under normal circumstances, food can be the third largest expense in your budget after shelter and car/transportation costs. Luckily it is an expense that can be somewhat controlled. The key is to make a 7-day meal plan at the beginning of the week and only go shopping once per week. Include any holiday dinner during that week in the main shopping trip and on the same list. Don’t take the kids and don’t go when you’re hungry!...more

Forget Google, Scrooge Yourself

Remember your first day of school? Remember your first kiss? Remember when a loved one passed? ...more