Another kind of surviving

My minimalist self has struggled with the idea of prepping, because by definition you are supposed to have stuff you may not ever need to use. And to keep extra items of food and so on. My ideal is little stuff, and everything I have in good use. But I want to be prepared forContinue reading “Another kind of surviving”

Survivors and superheros

Are you anxious about the coronavirus pandemic?As a small business owner I noticed immediate impact as the incoming orders dropped drastically. Then our main factory closed. My retailers are struggling as well. The business is down a lot but expenses have to be paid. Due to my chronic illnesses I’m at risk of developing aContinue reading “Survivors and superheros”

Bought a new apartment

Yes I did. Just before the proverbial korona-shit fully hit the proverbial fan. I would have waited a little in retrospect… I will not concentrate on other aspects of the horror show in this post, but just tell about the apartment. Alas, I decided to go with a 14-year interest rate cap, which means thatContinue reading “Bought a new apartment”

Starting over with barely any possessions

I’ve had to start over from owning practically nothing. Not this time, but when I got severely ill from living in an apartment with toxic mold. Since I had two chronic illnesses already, by body just reacted violently. We had to get rid of nearly everything because being around stuff from our old apartment madeContinue reading “Starting over with barely any possessions”

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”

What is your financial worst case scenario?

Suddenly on my own, in order to ease my worries about financial security I asked myself “what if..” What if I find myself unemployed, my business making no money? My “worst case scenario” plan is to live in the 199 square foot apartment, which would cost 80 euros (you can substitute dollars) per month, includingContinue reading “What is your financial worst case scenario?”

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”