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I Have a Secret Life

Do you have any idea how hard it is to have a blog when you’re trying desperately to keep the people you know from finding out? That’s what I’ve been doing for, well, the entire time I’ve been doing this. I’m not exactly “anonymous,” yet I’m completely uncomfortable with the thought of people in my […]

I Fail at Life

This isn’t necessarily finance-related, but I’m having a small breakdown and really just need to say some things. Today was my son’s last day of seventh grade. I haven’t talked about him much. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age 6, though I knew way earlier. And while I won’t go into a long […]

All Work and No Play….

I’m now in my fourth week of working two jobs. Every Monday and Thursday afternoon, I head to one of my agency’s satellite offices, where I’m paid by the billable hour to provide individual therapy. The other three days, I work 10 hours at my “real” job to make up the time I miss (even […]

I Suck at Quitting Smoking

Any personal finance blog will tell you to separate needs from wants if you want to improve your finances. Too often, we spend a ton of money on junk we could live without, then complain that we’re broke. (Obviously not everyone does this, but we all know that many Americans are obsessed with stuff.) When […]

When the Right Choice Isn’t Easy

This is a little more personal than financial, but I really felt the need to post this today. Few people know that my ex-husband and I tried to date each other after we were divorced. I think a lot of divorced/separated people go through that stage – the relationship is familiar and comfortable (and dysfunctional, […]