Where I live, housing (rent or ownership) costs are among the highest in the world. Some of us feel compelled to live here anyway. In my case, it’s so that my son has access to various supports and services. When he ages out of those, we’ll likely move to a cheapo part of the world.… Continue reading Third Space: A Creative Solution to Housing Costs
Sometimes it’s like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in here! All full of Oompa-Loompas and trained squirrels… Check it out: Where I live, rent runs $1600-$2000 and up. I pay $500, all inclusive, so my house-choosing strategy is awesome and definitely one of my primary successes. I own a car. I didn’t until I was 38, and… Continue reading My Nonsensical Budgeting Brain
With a friend’s wedding coming up, I was especially jonesing to tame my brows. Really, I like having them shaped regularly—on me, it provides the visual equivalent of a facelift! However, for cost reasons, I limit myself to about every six weeks, max. This time, I was questioning the whole thing. Do I still find… Continue reading DIY Eyebrows: Get Paid $1470!
In my book, I encourage a few spends. One is one a private mailbox. Following are six reasons I’m a fan of these. As with many of the strategies I present, some of these will seem crazy to people whose lives have been easy and stable. For those for whom my book is intended, though,… Continue reading Mailbox: Worth Its Weight In Gold