The Communication Gap

A few weeks back, I posted about the unstable condition of my current relationship. And, while I alluded to things in a few posts following that, I’ve never actually gone back to address what ended up happening. I realize that the first post came across as being very final, almost as though there was no way that our relationship was …

Does Judgement Have Its Place?

The Holidays are coming. In a few more days we’ll all be sitting with family and friends, enjoying a Thanksgiving feast. Ideally, the Holidays are a time of joy, celebration, and making memories with the ones you love. But, most of the time, the Holidays are tainted with stress. The stress of strained family relationships. The stress of financial hardship. …

The Gift Card Debate

The Holidays are here, and with them comes that annual debate: Is it really appropriate to give gift cards as gifts? After all, isn’t the whole point of giving a gift the thought that goes into it? How much thought really goes into grabbing a piece of plastic at the checkout lane?┬áThese days you don’t even have to make the …

My Money Disconnect

If you had asked me in my early to mid twenties about my financial situation, I would have told you I was doing just fine. After all, I had an excellent credit score. I had no problem getting mortgages and other loans on my own. I had a job, made a living wage, and was always able to support myself. …

Unexpected Money

Ever notice that when you start making better choices, fortune seems to smile on you? While everything in my life definitely hasn’t been roses lately, now that I’m paying more attention to my finances, and following a financial plan, unexpected things keep happening in my favor. Last night was just one of those times; I came into $1,000 somewhat unexpectedly. …

I’ve Been Dumped (By My Financial Planner)

It came in the mail a while back. I assumed it was another corporate pamphlet of investing suggestions, or my annual notice of fees. It sat in the pile of unopened mail, waiting until I finally got around to it. Inside was the dreaded letter; My financial adviser was dumping me. I first signed on with this financial adviser in …

Somewhere In-Between

It’s been a weird kind of week. A limbo kind of week, so to speak. It’s one of those weeks where nothing is going on, and yet, everything is changing. My relationship status is still unknown. We’ve been texting and talking, but haven’t actually been seeing each other. We both agree that we need to have an actual conversation and …

Figuring It Out

Last week I wrote about the unknown state of my current relationship. After a year and a half of dating, my boyfriend and I are at a point in the relationship where we both need to seriously consider what it is we want out of life, and whether or not we’re a good fit for each other. I’ll admit, it …

The Holidays are Coming!

It’s becoming more apparent everywhere you go: The Holidays are right around the corner! Okay, okay, so it’s only the beginning of November. At the same time, I can’t believe it’s already November! Where has the year gone? It’s a common complaint in this day and age: Retailers are rushing the Holidays, pushing Christmas on us before Halloween has even …

An Imperfect Love or An Unknown Future?

I’m coming up on my 35th birthday this week. I don’t necessarily feel like that’s old; Genetics say that I’ll likely live into my 80’s, so I’ve still got more than half of my life ahead of me. And I’m definitely one of those people who can say that my life is getting better as I age. That being said, …