Ways of “forced saving” for spendthrifts

I don’t deny it. I haven’t been that great with money. There have been attempts, like the time over a decade ago when I first found the financial independence classic, Your Money Or Your Life. Wow!! Can this really be??I got so excited about it. As a chronically ill visual artist who has also beenContinue reading “Ways of “forced saving” for spendthrifts”

A Prayer for the Wild at Heart, Kept in cages

We think slavery is abolished. Or we may agree that modern slavery exists in developing countries as child labor and human trafficking, but we think that in western societies people are free. Because: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certainContinue reading “A Prayer for the Wild at Heart, Kept in cages”

One easy way to be better prepared than Yours Truly

I’m not going to lament the mistakes I made but I’ll share with you so that you don’t have to fall into the same trap. When I was completely clueless about being cheated on, it made sense to trust in my marriage and believe when my husband said that I didn’t have to worry aboutContinue reading “One easy way to be better prepared than Yours Truly”

5 Wrong reasons to stay in an abusive relationship

Sometimes we stay because we don’t know we are being abused. Sensitive people (and we who were chumped, most often are sensitive people) may be feeling unwell for a long time without having the faintest whiff of something fishy. We may be anxious, depressed, or even physically ill. Some of us are genuinely happy andContinue reading “5 Wrong reasons to stay in an abusive relationship”

6 Steps to take to be on your way to financial freedom now that you are on your own

I’m writing from the perspective of the chumped and/or dumped, but these steps work equally well for other people. If you are single, you are in luck, because you can make unilateral decisions about your life and finances. So don’t get bogged down by the general moaning that being single is so much more expensiveContinue reading “6 Steps to take to be on your way to financial freedom now that you are on your own”

The hardest roads often lead to the most beautiful places

I’m not going to lie to you with a smile plastered on my face, and tell you that I wouldn’t trade away one day from my life. I would readily give away the most painful days. I would love to have known what I know now, as I was growing up and trying my wings,Continue reading “The hardest roads often lead to the most beautiful places”