Why my Gym Membership is a Non-negotiable Expense

I cannot tell you how many budgeting books and blogs I’ve read that ask people to cut their gym membership to save money.  The suggestion comes from a perspective of budgeting, saving money, or paying down debt.  Usually, this is accompanied by a suggestion of taking walks or runs around your neighborhood, or checking exercise […]

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In Search of 100 “No’s”

If you asked me in third grade what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have told you a writer.  I vividly remember being shuffled from team to team during a sentence building competition so that each team had a chance to win–I was that enamored of words.  Maybe I was a […]

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Three Gifts for Christmas

A bit over a decade ago, my husband and I became good friends with a classmate of mine and his wife–for the blog, I’ll call them David and Georgia.  We spent lots of free time together–everything from watching movies to cooking to running errands together.  As you can imagine, when the holidays rolled around, we spent […]

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