Bellwether's Blog on life and money
Unlike Christmas, that starts MONTHS earlier each year, Halloween only really comes into full affect the last 3 weeks of October. Around this time there are certain tell-tale signs that it’s almost here! I’ve put together a list of 4 classic things that only happen around Halloween, but we’d love to hear what other items, events, or activities you enjoy this time of year.Read More
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For most of us, we live with the secure feeling that when unexpected things happen—a car accident or an illness—we have insurance to cover us and help deal with any unforeseen expenses. But there are other surprising events or opportunities that aren’t covered by insurance that we may need help with.Read More
Running has been going well for me so far. Let me confess though, what I truly love and enjoy about the beginning-again stage is the SHOPPING! Shopping for new gear brings me such joy. I’ve already shared with you in a previous post how to shop for the right running shoes. Well, now I’m going to share with you some tips I’ve found helpful while on the hunt for new apparel. In the past I’ve gone dormant during the cold New Hampshire winter months. Needless to say, I didn’t have too many workout clothes heading into this fall. I made getting a proper jacket to withstand the wind, rain & snow my top priority. As I wandered around the running apparel store aimlessly, my runner friend who accompanied me that day suggested I ask the store associate to help me find what I was in search of. "They’re here to help you.Read More
In honor of #NationalDessertDay, let’s talk desserts! Apple pie, chocolate pudding, banana splits… classic desserts that are simply delicious. But have you ever wanted to take those desserts a step further? Maybe add a little twist? Well, you’re in luck. I’ve found 4 dessert recipes that have done just that.Read More
I enjoy listening to music while I run. My tunes of choice are electronic dance beats. They motivate me and keep me going at a rather steady pace. I’ve always found listening to music helps my workouts move along. However, I recently came across an article that argues against listening to music during runs. Some say it is dangerous and distracting to wear headphones while running. Being able to hear the surrounding traffic, potential problematic dogs, and fellow runners along the way is important, that's a simple fact.Read More