(Or, How to be Creative without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt or Your Moral Compass.) Just after I turned 40 I did something that would change my life forever. I ran up a huge amount of credit card debt to fund a music CD, a labor of love that was supposed to save me from ever needing a day job again. There was every indication I would do well. I had terrific material, pro musicians, and great … [Read more...] about The B.S. of ‘Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow.’
Archives for November 2013
Being a Cleveland, Ohio native, I have had my share of harsh winters. Temperatures here regularly drop into the teens, with a few negatives, and rarely ever creep back above 40 degrees before April. Add into the mix lake-effect snow, and the whole city can turn into a winter wonderland in a matter of 20 minutes. Here are some tips on how to survive a northern winter: 1. Put plastic on … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Survive a Northern Winter
After more than a year, the long wait is finally over! Director Francis Lawrence satisfies impatient fans by putting the second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy on the big screen. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiered across the nation on Nov. 22, and reached a colossal success of $161 million at the box office, setting a high standard for all November movies. The audience was … [Read more...] about Movie Review for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
I am a nail polish nerd. There, I said it. It’s my guilty pleasure, having a wide array of nail polish colors to such an extent that I probably have enough different bottles of polish to wear a different nail color every day for the next few months. For me, there’s nothing more acutely girly than shopping around for a new bottle of nail polish and indulging in fun colors that only us women could … [Read more...] about Top 5 Nail Polish Colors for Fall/Winter
Busy work schedules, getting kids to school and sport events, house cleaning, and finding time to spend with family and friends means there’s not a lot of time for intensive research on home renovation and/or home decor when your house needs a minor face-lift. Try one of these handy tips to perk up your home’s aesthetic appeal without the painful planning that more serious home interior decorating … [Read more...] about 10 Ideas to Spice Up Your Home Decor
Attaining fiscal stability isn’t a ‘Hercules task,’ but with the large number of women who are gradually going broke, it seems that managing money is becoming a tougher job than handling family and kids. While they know how to manage their home affairs well, they don’t know the best way of boosting their savings, avoiding debt, and keeping track of their credit rating. Financial mismanagement can … [Read more...] about How to repair your credit score