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We Are The Consumption Society

  November 5, 2013  |    #Eliminate Debt

Rick Newman has the perfect title for this article: New Thanksgiving Tradition: Never Stop Shopping.  Perfect and, yet, sad.  If you have other financial goals than blowing money, you can call a hiatus on the holiday gift-giving.  Our family did and so far no one has died.  The kids will get gifts; adults will take …

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How Are Fleetwood Mac, Adele and Your Problems Alike?

  November 5, 2013  |    #Live Fabulously

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.

  November 5, 2013  |    #Live Fabulously

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.