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Author Archives: Miss Too Darn Happy
The time has come to make friends with the problems in your life. Ok. Maybe not real friends, but sorta kinda friends. The type of friends that you can wrap into a can’t-break-out-of-it kind of embrace until they share the … Continue reading
Welcome back to Part Two of the saga of a family who was in an enabling relationship. Yesterday we met mom B., who had an adult daughter who wanted to move back home. Mom B. set reasonable conditions, yet the … Continue reading
What happens when your child-who you thought had finally moved on to adulthood and in to their own place-has to move back home because of financial difficulties? Stay with me even if your children are not yet out of high … Continue reading
When you think about making a purchase, have you ever thought about rating it on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 barely moving the needle and 10 being a big, exciting WOW?
Back in the 1990’s I came across The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczn and the revolutionary idea-to me-of actually planning your spending, living a frugal life, and the proposal noted above of a Wow Factor scale. She recommended testing all spending with this simple rule. Basically, you just need to determine how much wow you are getting for the money you are spending. Continue reading