Good Family And Welcome Money In Tough Times

Good Family And Welcome Money In Tough Times

It was bound to happen at some point. One of my very best friends is about to start going through a divorce.

I've been thinking a lot more about this more than I thought I would be. I just keep thinking what a great person she is, and how she shouldn't have to go through this. Also I was thinking about the very limited things I could do to help, and feeling a little powerless.

She was telling me her parents are going to take over her car payments for her while she gets on her feet. Coming from a supportive though religious family, she told me she was surprised at their degree of support about all aspects of this.

"I couldn't believe they even thought of offering to help with the car." she came back to later in our conversation.

How I Magically Doubled My Favorite Deli Salad

How I Magically Doubled My Favorite Deli Salad

So I have in the past prefessed my love for Hannaford's edamame salad but my love has since turned to their seven bean variety. (Hannaford is a New England grocery chain.) But at almost $5 a pound, what's a personal finance blogger to do?

I bought half a pound of my seven bean salad and took it home for a little doctoring up.

Seven Bean Salad, as one would buy in the deli, 0.5 pounds.

Starting material: 8 oz. ($2.72 worth) of seven bean salad (extra vinagrette please!)

Too Cute Tuesday Simulcast This Week

Too Cute Tuesday Simulcast This Week

This is a fabulous book. We are fabulous people. Let's craft together!This Tuesday, it's time for something different.

After getting a lot of "Wow, Too Cute Tuesday looks like fun, I wish I was there." we are actually going to give it a shot.

That's right, a Too Cute Tuesday Simulcast. Not sure if that's the exact right word but we're hoping at multiple locations, people will have their friends over, maybe have a little drink, and give the craft a shot.

Do Some Companies Really Prefer The Phone?

Do Some Companies Really Prefer The Phone?

I like to preface this by saying I resisted getting an email address until I was almost 18 years old....

This Week In Business: Self (Less?) Management

This Week In Business: Self (Less?) Management

Week four of Breaking Even Communications has revealed to me that I need a good manager, and that person has to...

Too Cute Tuesday: Tricked Out T-Shirts

Too Cute Tuesday: Tricked Out T-Shirts

Who doesn't have an oversized t-shirt that could use a little cool-ifying? And what better time then summer to get a cool new t-shirt?

This week at Too Cute Tuesday, we're tricking out our t-shirts and making something old out of something new. Our original inspiration was this project on the Readymade website but there's also a really great book that Dorrie happens to have called "Generation T", which has its own website too.

The designs have fun names: Sam made "Halt Right There", Dorrie made "Shoulder Chic", and I made "Put Me In, Coach". Yeah, I know...fun!

The TCT crew in 'Halt Right There', 'Shoulder Chic', and 'Put Me In Coach', respectively.