Grocery Shopping vs Eating Out Smack Down
- Created on 18 October 2014
In the first corner we have unprepared foods. They required a little more energy (energy, energy) which can be difficult to muster (muster, muster) after a long day, hard day. In the next corner, restaurant food. Quick and tasty with all the added sodium (sodium, sodium). Hits the spot, but can put a hurt’n on your wallet (wallet, wallet).
When I met WonderMan, he was convinced that preparing home cooked meals was more expensive than his daily $5 Whataburger sandwich and shake habit. He was a bachelor who hated cooking. I was in love. It was his money (and high cholesterol history). Who cared? Fast forward 16 years later, he still abhors cooking and I’m not convinced that restaurant food is ever less expensive. Let the smack down begin.
6 Financial Lessons We Didn’t Get in Home EC
- Created on 14 October 2014
I learned how to sew an apron, make a creamy beef and biscuit meal, and a slew of other household related tasks in Home EC. For high school, it was an easy A. The creamy beef meal was actually quite tasty! We covered a number of helpful topics on house management (I didn’t go to school in the 50’s either). However, I didn’t learn one cent about managing the household finances. Why is that? 80% of household financial decisions are made by women. I don’t remember the demographic/gender breakdown of my elective Home EC class (not that it matters); but budgeting, saving and reconciling accounts should have been on the menu.
Weekend Reading - Win Cash and Prizes
- Created on 10 October 2014
I’ve been stepping up my blog networking activities. As such, I’ve noticed something very interesting. Everyone is giving away something! For the price of an email, a tweet, or Facebook follow; you can walk away with serious cash. Have you ever won anything? I have. $200 from Debt.org to share my story of dumping debt. I shared that with members of #teamdebtfree (I love you guys!!!). I also won a great book from Dr. Steve Perry, “Push Has Come to Shove” about transforming the American educational system. Great read! Sometimes I end up on a mailing list and later need to opt out...sometimes.