(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
Audrey Hepburn was an actress who became the fashion and style icon of her time. Her style was loved by many and still, today, many, myself included, look up to her. Not just because of her fashion sense and style, but because she was also a kind-hearted woman who did all she could to help those in need. So if you’d like to be a little more like this amazing woman, follow these 14 tips … [Read more...] about 14 Fashion Tips You Should Take From Audrey Hepburn
Winter is coming. What are some of your must-have winter apparel items? Even if you live in a warm state, you're not spared from the wind chills coming upon us. The weather is certainly getting cooler around the country, and it's even snowing in some areas. Winter is the time of year where, unfortunately, us warm-weather loving folks have to cover up, but you don't have to sacrifice fashion in … [Read more...] about 7 Must-Have Winter Apparel Items
Friday night is coming up and you don’t have any ideas of what to do yet - why not see a movie? After its original launch in theaters on Aug. 7, Rawson M. Thurber’s feel good comedy We’re the Millers finally released on Blu-Rays and DVDs on Nov. 19, and it is a great movie to add to your comedy collection. The main character, David, is a small-time drug dealer who helps make the … [Read more...] about Movie Review for "We’re the Millers"
A car can become a significant expense if the owner does not take the time to try to spend less. While this is, in theory, easy, a motorist can follow a few money-saving tips to help. Here are four ways to save money with a car. Commuting together: When commuting to work or school, a driver should try to split the cost with someone else at the same school or job site. This will allow a car owner … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Save Money with a Car
Yes, you’re reading that headline dead-on. Having a Spending Plan for the two of you is an absolute, mind-blowing aphrodisiac. It’s what? You say. What on God’s green earth does money have to do with our sensual life? I say, it has everything to do with sex. You’ll think I’m blowing smoke about this, but I’m not. I’m straight-up about the incredible power of money clarity in our … [Read more...] about The Aphrodisiac Quality of a Couples Spending Plan