Bellwether's Blog on life and money
A sudden pet emergency can be a major family disaster when the budget is tight. Unfortunately, in spite of how many fingers you keep crossed and how careful you are, dogs and cats (and hamsters, fish, and all the rest) do get sick. A cancer diagnosis, sudden onset of diabetes or a run in with a car happens and you feel like you’re facing a life or death decision. This is the situation we faced a few weeks ago when our youngest dog got sick, and other than worrying about her, all I saw were dollar signs. It was a terrible feeling. Thankfully for us, it was a false alarm. We just had to buy some inexpensive medication and she was back to her old bouncy self. But what happens when a visit to the veterinarian results in the outlook of expenses far larger than you can afford, to provide care for the furry member of the household? Fear not! There are things you can do, and places you can go to get help with meeting those unexpected veterinary expenses!Read More
When it comes to living up to my promise to add fitness back into my routine, I’m finding many hurdles along the way. And, I am not talking about the kind of hurdles one has to jump over on a track. No, my friend, these hurdles are the common barriers I have to overcome to make fitness a priority in my life. This is by no means an easy task.Read More
Are you one of those people who can just look at various food ingredients and just whip something together that tastes amazing? Yeah, me either! Don’t get me wrong, I can cook somethings without instruction.Read More
Recently, I took on a new job. My time and efforts have been spent in orientation, getting to know this new company inside and out, and learning what is expected of me in my new role. During the many introductions to all the people who are now my colleagues, between trying to remember faces and names, I am making friends…or at least beginning the process.Read More
Workweek mornings are tough. And as a working parent, trying to get yourself and small children ready and out the door on time is no small task. Over the years, I’ve felt like I was just fighting the odds but recently I learned the key is to working smarter, not harder to make this happen. Here are a few tips to help you get started and out the door on the right foot.