Book Review: All Your Worth

Book Review: All Your Worth

My friend Sarah sent me this book a few months ago. I saw the cover and thought the whole thing...

Too Cute Tuesday: Paint Swatch Mosaic

Too Cute Tuesday: Paint Swatch Mosaic

As the daughter of a hardware store owner, I used to think that hardware stores were kind of lame. Now...

A Wall Of Inspiration

A Wall Of Inspiration

Update: Sean’s back home from surgery but it will be at least a month before he’s close to fully recovered....

Coping With Emergencies

Coping With Emergencies

Note from Nicole: I've asked a couple of my favorite bloggers to guest post while I'm gone to keep my blog going for a few days. Right after sending out an email to my blogger friends about my wrist, Sean was admitted into the hospital. He had 'emergency' surgery and is doing fine but he'll be in the hospital for a little while. Because people have stepped in to help, Breaking Even has kept going and I've spent the time in the hopsital with Sean without giving the blog a second thought. Thanks for continuing to read. I'll be back soon.

I'm Kelly and I write Almost Frugal, a blog about frugality and personal finance in France. Nicole and I found each other through the French speaking community (although we're both Americans) and I'm happy to be guest posting for her, although not for why she needs a guest post!

Life has a way of throwing curve balls at you, doesn't it? One day you're trucking along nicely, minding your own business and the next day BOOM. Your car dies, or your basement floods, or your wrist starts hurting after too much time spent pecking at the keyboard.

We've all heard the expression "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade" and it sounds kind of trite to be sure. But if you think about it, successfully coping with an emergency does depend on making a pitcher of ice-cold lemonade instead of complaining (ahem) bitterly about the bushel of lemons that just fell into your lap. Here are three rules that can help you get over the hump.

How To Give Sexy Campaign Contributions

How To Give Sexy Campaign Contributions

The following is a guest post from J. at Budgets are Sexy. He's a funny guy, the kind you even want to be internet friends with. Check out his blog or better yet, subscribe so you don't miss a single post.

Man, thank goodness I didn't shell out those 10G's I was planning on sending to Obama! haha .... j/k of course. But seriously, i had no idea you couldn't write them off. I bet you used to be able to, but like always, someone (or a bunch of someones) ruined it for all of us.

It's surely not the end of the world, and def. shouldn't be one of the top reasons to donate to a cause, but it did get me thinking. Esp. considering i was just about to donate for the first time ever to a campaign! (can you guess whose?) I would have just slapped it right into my "contributions" folder at home, an added it to next year's tax #'s.

A Wrist Update: The Part-Time Bionic Woman

A Wrist Update: The Part-Time Bionic Woman

So I’ve been following up on my wrist because I certainly wasn’t going to continue to feel as badly as...