Saturday, November 7, 2009

6 Common Money Mistakes Women Make

We're savvy modern women.  We're successful.  We can do laundry, tend a childs ouchy, and pay bills all at the same time.  In short, we're amazing people!

Why then do we keep making money mistakes that could come back to bite us one day?

Here are  6 common money mistakes we women make, why they are blunders, and what we can do to fix them.

1.  You Leave the Family Finances to Your Husband or Significant Other

It's wonderful to have a companion in life, and it's especially delightful when you discover that he/she is willing to take over the family finances; pay bills, deal with insurance, credit rating, investments, etc.  It's all just so darn confusing and complicated, after all.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Spring Forward Fall Back

"Spring Foward Fall Back" is easy to remember.   I think I have all the clocks in my home and car changed.   But, how do I get my internal body clock changed?   I'm sitting here this afternoon tired and crabby.  It's been a really loooong week for me.  I still don't know when to get up, when to go to sleep or when to eat.  

I attribute my sad state of affairs with the 'fall back' Daylight Saving Time that we just experienced.  The 'fall back' has always been harder for me than the 'spring forward'.   I'm experiencing a trend I don't like.   As I become older my body just doesn't tolerant these time changes; especially, the one we just experienced.

My productivity at work and home suffered, too.  I found an article that attributed $480,000,000 to lost productivity for the additional 16 minutes that it took to get started the Monday morning after.  What about Monday afternoon?   My body and mind shut down when I thought it was 5p.  But, the clock on the wall only said 4p!

How did the 'fall back' affect you?   Let us know.  

Living a WOO HOO life together.

'Til next time.  Believe.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Giving Yourself Permission

Cancer affects so many people.   I know.  My husband of 12 years died from a form of leukemia some 22 years ago.   The life that we had dreamed about and planned for ourselves and our four sons abruptly ended one day in April.   April 1st to be exact.