dust tea, dingoes & dragons REVIEW

dust tea, dingoes & dragons REVIEW

Getting a glimpse into a different world is always a treat to me. Whenever bloggers write posts along the lines of 24 hours in the life of a —-, I’m going to read it. dust tea, dingoes & dragons by R.F. Hemphill is definitely a look into a life that is very different from my…

Feeding Someone in Grief: Tales from the Trenches

Feeding Someone in Grief: Tales from the Trenches

When someone close to you is dealing with one of the many unfortunate events life likes to throw at us – an illness in the family, care giving for someone terminally ill or death (or a few of the happy ones like bringing home a new baby), it’s not uncommon to wonder what you can…

Don't Carry a Balance on Your Credit Cards

Don’t Carry a Balance on Your Credit Cards

I had an alarming conversation with my little brother recently. He’s a pretty smart dude, just turned 21, and recently got his first credit card. I was talking with him about how I was starting to get into credit card churning and he was interested in hearing about all the rewards card perks. Then he…

This Idiot's Guide to Buying Stocks

This Idiot’s Guide to Buying Stocks

Disclaimer: You probably shouldn’t follow my stock picking advice. I really have very little idea what I’m doing. But almost everything I read about how to pick stocks is super overwhelming to me and I thought I might not be the only one who feels the same. So… from someone equally overwhelmed, here’s what I…

#NYCWin: Free Kayaking

#NYCWin: Free Kayaking

Usually when I write about life in NYC, I regale you all with one of my Fail tales. This past week though, I actually scored an NYC win that I thought I’d share with any locals or folks headed here in the summer. Free kayaking! Erin over at Broke Millennial has this great list of…

Yay America! Blowin' Stuff Up!

Accountability: July 2014

Profile I am thirty years old and this is the first accountability update of my thirties. I am so going to nail this decade. It’s the year of Mel. I work as an assistant production manager and to start out the year of Mel, my yearly salary increased to $53,560. Not a huge jump, but I’m…