Bellwether's Blog on life and money
Can You Live On a Budget and Still Have a Life?
I don’t know about you, but for my family, in spite of the economy appearing to have turned a corner, we’re struggling to make ends meet! From grocery bills, to the added cost of school activities, to trying to #payoffdebt that resulted from a job loss, we’re STILL trying to get back on our feet. If you’ve been there you know, it isn’t fun, and some days life just seems to be slanted against you.Read More
I was never a big runner. Growing up I preferred to bike, swim, dance and tumble. It wasn’t until I met a runner in my early twenties that I began to really “run for fun.” Prior to that I only ran when physical education class required it, or if someone was chasing me. Not that I had to do that often. Needless to say, I didn’t understand what all goes into running and what sort of equipment is required. Spoiler alert –it’s not what you think.
Parenting, it’s both an adventure and a struggle, and if your kids are anything like mine, you tend to get frustrated pretty often. It’s as if they know exactly what buttons to push to get me irritated so that they will hopefully get whatever it is that they want. However, as much as yelling would be the easiest response, it’s really pointless. So next time your little (or big) kiddo sets you off, try these strategies to help you cope thru your parental frustrations:
Enough is enough! I’m tired of hearing my own excuses play over and over again in my head. I have endless reasons why I haven’t returned to running, or making time for any type of regular exercise to my weekly routine, for that matter. It’s time! I owe it to myself and my body.Read More
So before you start getting mad that it’s not even Halloween yet, hear me out. When it comes to holiday gifts, we tend to overspend. Sad, but true. So, why not start planning now and stretch out your budget. Spend a little in September, a little more in October, maybe hit it big in November with Black Friday, and finalize the small stuff in December. Plus, this will give you more time to find good deals on items worth buying, rather than waiting to the last minute and paying full price for whatever items are left on the shelves.Read More