Why I Live In Maine

So Kristy at Master Your Card commented on my business post about my bed and desk being really close together. Truth is, I couldn’t put them any further away unless I’d be working on my porch. Girl plus dog in 220 square feet is not much, but in Bar...

The Eve Of My Retirement

Tomorrow is my last day of work at the newspaper. I am throwing myself a small "retirement" party at a local bar/restaurant and invited anyone in the company who wanted to come by and send me off. I've been getting lots of encouraging words and emails...

Insurance Decision Made…Almost

I do not know how I'd make my major decisions were it not for commenters on this blog. You guys are fantastic! Summary: I am in the process of leaving my full time job to strike it out on my own. A big deal in this process is, of course, insurance. I talked to...

Mission Moped Accomplished!

So remember how I recently accepted a part-time position as  a desk clerk at an inn a couple miles away from my house? When the change is made from my current job to this new job, I will be saving roughly 8 hours a week commuting and...

Off To New York City!

It's official, I am off to New York City! I have scheduled a series of posts for my time away, some which are going to be surprising. I will be checking my email and moderating comments but please give me until Monday or Tuesday to get back to you if...

I Bought Myself Flowers… Just Because

There are times that I realize that I'm not really that hard core of a personal finance blogger. I do watch my spending pretty closely and tend not to buy things when it comes down to a decision. But if my mind keeps coming back to a purchase, I tend to rethink...