Net Worth - A Little Motivation For You

A Little Motivation For You

I had a totally different article scheduled for today, but I had an epiphany this morning in the shower, and this I what came out of it.  I want to talk to you a little bit about motivation, the journey that I am on and the path that you are walking with me (hopefully).

We’ve talked a little bit about motivation before, but I find that as time goes by what motivates me evolves as I do.  I would say the primary factor that motivated me was fear of being poor in my older age.  I wrote a little bit about that in a guest post that Beating Broke was kind enough to publish for me.  I also wrote a little bit about growing up poor that inspired others to come out of the closet, to speak, and share their own stories. […]

giving-money - Make Money From Me Right Now!

Make Money From Me Right Now!

I’ve moved away from talking about debt all the time on this blog and instead decided to incorporate some ways to make additional money…to use for debt repayment, of course.  Some of these methods might be a bit unorthodox, so I know that it leaves many of you apprehensive about trying some of these things yourself.  One such method might have been a peer-to-peer loan or investment on Prosper or Lending Club. […]

woman and money - What Is A Plan B?

What’s Your Plan "B"?

I don’t speak about work on this blog much, and that’s on purpose.  It’s not because I know that some of my coworkers read this blog (hi!), it’s because I like to separate church and state if you will.  This is one of the rare times when they will collide and you get to reap the benefits.

I love my job.  I love the people that I work with.  They are an awesome bunch of people that are like my extended family.  Like any family, we have people that resemble the seven dwarfs: Grumpy, Dopey, Happy, Doc, Sleepy and the other two that I can’t remember.  People are my job tend to be “lifers” and while I love it here, I know that I also need to have a Plan B just in case things change. […]

Am I A Workaholic or Just Driven?

Am I A Workaholic or Just Driven?

I’ve been sick.  I mean really, really sick.  I don’t get sick much but when I do, it’s pretty bad. Even while sick I try to be as productive as possible since I can’t stand being idle.  But this time I slept for most of the day…for a few days.  I couldn’t even force my brain to write any articles for this blog.   After hearing that I had taken a few sick days, a friend sent me the text below:

“Damn this must be bad then cuz u don’t take off work. It can be Armageddon and u workin lol.” […]

Bank of America representative

F*ck You, Bank of America

As you guessed from the title, this will be a not so safe for work article. You might want to bookmark it and come back later when your boss is away so that you can shake your head in disbelief.

I have the occasional rant. I mean, who doesn’t right? But I’ve been holding off on this one for MONTHS to actually give Bank of America the chance to make things right. I’m just at a point where I can’t take this shit anymore so I have to share it with you.  It all started with a mortgage. […]

Charity Begins With You

Charity Begins With You

I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time, but was never sure how to begin.  So I’ll begin where it feels right and hopefully it will all make sense to both of us at some point.  I mentioned my friend that was diagnosed with cancer in the post entitled One Disaster Away a few months ago.  Please read that post to understand and fully grasp the balance of this post.  Go on, I’ll wait.

For the impatient readers like me, I’ll provide a brief synopsis: my coworker was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer and did not have the financial means to support himself through this disease.  My office rallied around him and provided financial assistance for him though our own personal resources.  Well, my co-worker died on March 1, 2011.  His name was Raymond, and he was my friend. […]

A Garden Grows In the City

A Garden Grows In the City

I live in New York City and I love it!  I will sing the praises of the city that I love and live in every single day, but that doesn’t mean that this city doesn’t have its limitations.  One of the things that I love to do in the summer is grow as much food as I can, but this isn’t exactly farm country and land comes at a premium.  What I’ve learned to do is squeeze as much as I can out of the small patch of land between the house and the driveway. […]

If I Had A Million Dollars

If I Had A Million Dollars

Ever since the disaster of not playing the lottery and missing my chance to win $350 million, I’ve thought about what I would do if I won a million dollars.  The commercials for the lottery say that all I need is a “little bit of luck” or “a dollar and a dream” and I’ve had both.  So, putting my luck and my dreams together, I’ve come up with my very exacting plans for what I would do if I had a million dollars.  My long lost great aunt Bertha who I haven’t seen since I was a baby passed away – follow along here.  In memory of my cuteness as a baby she left me a million dollars and left enough money to pay the taxes on it as well.  So I’m now flush with a million dollars in cash.  After nearly fainting and screaming, my heart has slowed down enough to allow me a breathe and think of what I’m going to do.  […]

Oprah Effect

The Oprah Effect

Today is the final broadcast of the Oprah Winfrey show. I’m not a regular Oprah viewer, but if something big happens (Tom Cruise’s mental breakdown couch surfing episode comes to mind) I’ll tune in during one of the re-runs. Last night I watched part 2 of the star-studded farewell tribute and thought about the influence that one woman has had on many lives and the  effect that she has had on my own life.
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Third Earth Day Is My Birthday Green Goods Giveaway

Third Earth Day Is My Birthday Green Goods Giveaway

It’s April and time for another giveaway! Before we get to the giveaway details let’s recap what we are celebrating. I share my birthday with Earth Day on April 22, and for the past three years I’ve used this time to educate you about going green. You’ve heard it all before. You know that you probably could do some things, but maybe you’ve thought that going green means eating nothing but lettuce and hugging trees all day. […]