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Confession: I Hate Cleaning

Instruments of Torture

  I spent almost the entire weekend cleaning my house. Like major cleaning. This was the first time since probably December that I've scrubbed baseboards, cleaned out closets, and actually made my house look the way it's supposed to. I hate … Continue reading...

Book Review: Thor Ramsey’s Total Money Meltdown

Total Money Meltdown

As an avid reader, I'm always on the lookout for new books, especially those that are finance-related without boring me to sleep. When I saw the title of Thor Ramsey's Total Money Meltdown, I knew I had to read it - anyone who acknowledges his … Continue reading...

I Survived the Mall!

A few days ago, I posted about triggers for overspending. I mentioned an upcoming shopping trip and my fear that I would slip back into frantic shopaholism - yesterday was my first trip to a mall in 9 months. I'm proud to report that I made it … Continue reading...

People, Places, and Things

GM Wintergarden

When I talk about debt, I often use examples from my work as a substance abuse counselor. I can't help relating my financial struggles to the ones faced by my former drug court clients because there are so many similarities. I watched many of my … Continue reading...

August LoveDrop: Can You Spare Five Bucks?

LoveDrop

Every month, I post about my involvement with LoveDrop, a group dedicated to helping people in need. While some of you may skim over these posts, I hope you'll take the time to read this one. This month, we are working to help two sisters, Lucy … Continue reading...