Welcome 2015 Goodbye HELOC!

Yeah…Yeah…I know it has been an ENTIRE year since I last wrote on this blog.  I have discovered that working on a Master’s degree requires A LOT of writing. My mental energy has been utilized elsewhere. If you remember, in my Welcome 2014 post, I...

Welcome 2014!

Happy New Year!! 2014 is here and if you are like me your head is spinning just a bit!  It seemed that Thanksgiving was here and now suddenly we are at the beginning…again. Changes in 2013. Change began last year when I decided to expand my brain and begin a...

Can I Use My 401(k) to Buy a Car Before I Retire?

Although 401(k) plans are intended to be used for retirement, you may be able to get money out before you retire. Many people think about withdrawing from their 401(k) plan, but you are only able to withdraw from it if you left or lost your job, are permanently...

I’ll Never Forget…but I Wish I Could

  I almost forgot until last night. As I took a quick peek at Facebook right before going to bed, I stumbled on a few statuses that reminded me what today was…September 11th. I’ll never forget… I’ll never forget the gorgeous morning with the blue cloudless sky...

Braces-Free at 40!

In February 2012, I wrote a post about Getting Braces at 40. I had previously had braces in my late 20’s and did not really want to repeat the process right before I turned the big 4-0! In April 2012, I had the appliances put on just 2 months before I turned 40....

Where Have You Been?!?

This is the question you may or may not have been asking yourself since the beginning of the year. I could go into some spiel about how busy I am with kids, cleaning, cooking, etc, but you’d see through that, right? Well, I have been busy with all of those...

Understanding Your Long Distance Moving Price

Moving, even to a nearby city, can be stressful; however, such a local move can be done in several trips and at a minimal cost. Long distance moving, or interstate moving, is a totally different story. One cannot make trips back and forth if they are moving, say 5...

What to pack for a Spring Holiday

If you’re lucky enough to be heading on a spring break, it’s time to start thinking about exactly what you’ll need to pack. It’s all too easy to forget the essentials and find yourself scouring the local shops abroad and finding nothing but overpriced boutiques, or on...