Down payment on a dream & Round 2 ROW80 goals

2014 is shaping up to be a very goal-driven year for my husband and me. Last year, I left my day job in publications to write full-time, and I’m more determined than ever to be the best writer I can be and get my stories onto the page and then, one day, out into the […]

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Black Friday: Good business sense or capitalism gone wild?

Remember when people used to wake at 5 a.m. and brave the traffic and the crowds the Friday after Thanksgiving in search of good deals? So many people kicked off their holiday shopping season after a day of family, football, turkey, and cranberries that merchants began to call that day “Black Friday” — a nickname […]

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8 Ideas for Cheap — or Free — Date Nights

Popular culture tells us that nothing says “I love you” like a dozen roses followed by dinner at a fancy French restaurant and a bottle of champagne. But when you’re trying to save money or pay down debt, caviar and cocktails might be the furthest thing from you and your significant other’s minds. When my […]

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