You Landed Your First Job. Now What?

You did it!  You graduated, searched high and low and landed your first job.  It’s time to celebrate.  Go out big this weekend with your friends or, maybe, buy that car you’ve had your eye on lately.

Hold up!  Not so fast.  Yes, you have your first “real” job.  It’s likely, however, that you won’t make the money an NFL All-Star makes.  What should you do? 

Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe

A reader asked about our baked spaghetti squash recipe.  It’s a combination of recipes we found online.  The Guardian UK deemed spaghetti squash as this falls “must have” ingredient and for good reason.  It’s a low carb, low calorie (42 calories per cup), fibrous alternative to pasta loaded with folic acid, vitamin A, potassium and beta carotene.   

We made this pan two weeks ago for dinner, then had leftovers that lasted through the early part of this week.  It saved us a lot of cooking.  Also, on Sunday night, we were almost tempted to get Chipotle, but decided to go with a healthier option we already had.  If this wasn’t in the fridge, we would’ve wasted money and calories.  Click the link for our hodge-podge recipe.

How Are Fleetwood Mac, Adele and Your Problems Alike?

I was exercising at the gym this morning and “Big Love” by Fleetwood Mac came on my iPod.  I was about the change it when I decided to listen.  Lindsay Buckingham’s guitar skills on that song are amazing.  When I was listening and doing bent-over-barbell-pulls, it struck me as ironic that two of my favorite albums came from dark places for the artists.  Then, I thought, maybe their stories can be an inspiration for others. 

Too Much? 4 Tips for Being Content.

Yesterday I went to Batteries Plus to get specialized
batteries for our garage door remote and our bathroom scale.  The sales rep was already assisting someone,
so I attempted to find what we needed on my own.  The store is small, so it’s easy to overhear
conversations.  The woman being helped needed
a light bulb.  I didn’t get the full
context of the conversation because I walked in midway through it.  However, the sales rep was clearly confusing
her with all her options for a light bulb. 
The woman could choose amongst different watts, tones, colors, energy
efficiency and price.  As he was detailing
the uniqueness of each option, I laughed.