Facing Your Spending Realities

Facing Your Spending Realities

Every once in a while, one of the blogs I write for asks me to write a spending breakdown related to groceries. For example, this post about how to Whole 30 on a budget. I find them to be some of the toughest posts to write because, at the end of the day, budgets often…

The Splurge/Hustle BalanceThe Splurge/Hustle Balance

The Splurge/Hustle Balance

The last few years as a freelance stage manager have taught me a lot about weird budgeting techniques, make or break numbers and saving for a rainy day. Before I was a freelancer, saving for a rainy day meant saving for something fun. Nowadays, I think of saving for a rainy day more like stockpiling…

#Tourlife: Money Fails

#Tourlife: Money Fails

A few years ago, I wrote about the financial dangers of touring. It’s really easy to turn into a spend thrift without paying attention when your life is just wandering from place to place. Lately, I’ve come to face to face with another money peril on tour. Getting sick. When you get sick at home,…

The Little Costs of Friendship

The Little Costs of Friendship

Yesterday, I grabbed a “friendship” card from the grocery store to mail to one of my best friends. I was hoping they would have a .99 cent section, but no such luck. That card ran me just under $4. If I were born 75 years ago, my life would probably look nothing like it currently…