Fix-It Friday: Drywall Progress

Fix-It Friday is an occasional series that details the projects I’ve done around the house. Check out some past posts here and here.

We’ve finally moved on to the drywall phase of our upstairs bedroom renovation project — aka Operation Knotty Pine — and it’s been a long time coming, five months after we first […]

The Best Class I Ever Took: Why I’m Glad I Dropped Pre-Calculus

In high school, I was an above-average student. I wasn’t at the tippy-top of the class, but I did manage to graduate 18th out of 238 students, even though I only enrolled in half of the honors and Advanced Placement courses that my peers took. While I wouldn’t advocate this route for my own children, […]

Yes, I Am Defined By My Job

By day, I’m a laser-focused copy editor. By night, I’m a writer who spends her free time interviewing local advertisers or punching up dull website copy.

Blogging has also become a “job,” in that I spend some of my free waking moments thinking of new topics to write about and preparing posts for publication.

When […]

Obsessive Personalities: Building Debt & Debt Repayment

Obsession can really take a hold of your life in terrible ways — you could worry whether the stove is turned off every time you leave the house and be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, be afraid of germs and wash your hands 100s of times a day, fear that your spouse is cheating on you, […]

Guest Post at Christian PF

My review of the book “Your Nest Egg Game Plan” is featured in a guest post over at Christian PF this week. Please visit this fine personal finance website and check out this post and other great reads.

Cuts to Education and Teachers Salaries: Voting Day

Today is Voting Day for education in New Jersey. All day, I’ve seen a steady stream of Facebook statuses from teachers:

… is urging everyone to vote YES on the school budget!!!!!!!!

… a reminder to bloomfield residents…vote! vote yes for Foley field!

… Don’t forget to support our schools and vote yes to pass […]

Home Remedies: Yea or Nay?

This topic was on the forefront of my mind this past weekend, as both Mr. Saver and I have come down with some awful stomach virus that’s been making the rounds among friends and family lately. Mr. Saver has gotten the brunt of it, unfortunately.

We’ve tried the usual home remedies for nausea: warm ginger […]

Weekend Link Love

My spending was pretty low this week. I managed to get in two workouts in the past three days. I did skip one day to go to Target with a friend at lunchtime, in the hopes of snagging a new pair of capris or two for $15 each. Unfortunately for my wardrobe (but fortunately for […]

Fix-It Friday: Landscaping

Fix-It Friday is an occasional series that details the projects I’ve done around the house. Check out some past posts here and here.

I’ve been pretty stingy with the spending for our home improvement expenses. Our kitchen walls are still primer white, the countertop is ugly, cracked white Formica with little yellow designs, and our […]

Joining a Gym: Investing in My Health

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve always been a little bit heavier than the other girls out there. In high school, I noticed that my hips were wider than my shoulders. My waist was defined, but as a teenager, being told that I had “child-bearing hips” didn’t do wonders for my self-esteem. My rear […]