Archive for the ‘Money’ Category

I’d like to tell you the story of the dumbest thing I’ve ever done. At the time, this story was so traumatic that I quarantined it for publication for 12 months. It’s only in the last few weeks that I’ve been able to recall it without getting a sick feeling in my stomach.¬† It started more »

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I have a theory that balancing work and life requires transitional activities. It’s just virtually impossible to successfully move from work to housework without some sort of formal transition point. Some way to mark the end of one thing and the beginning of the other; or a way to catch your breath before moving from more »

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Photo by AussieGold. Used with permission from Flickr Creative Commons. Christmas,¬†Hanukkah, and the other festivities we celebrate can be beautiful expressions of our faith; terrific excuses to gather family around us; and gentle reminders to give more to others. Or the holidays can be a living hell. It just depends. No where is this felt more »

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It’s been said that the answer to “How much money would make you happy?” is always, “Just 10% more.” I have one friend who was honest enough to admit that 10% just wouldn’t cut it. About 50%, she said. That might do the job. But the truth is (and you don’t need me to tell more »

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Nickled and Dimed

Money – no matter who does the research, money is always among the top 3 things couples fight about. Cliff and I have fairly similar financial attitudes, and our conversations about cash can still surprise us with their level of tension. I’ve been impressed with a recent Slate series on money and marriage by Jessica more »

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