Monthly Archive: March, 2015


Federal guidelines recommend households spend no more than 30% of their household income on housing and utilities.  At my current salary, I shouldn’t spend more than $858.  My mortgage, tax and insurance are… Continue reading

For a Few Dollars More

A few things converged in the past twenty-four hours.  The result is I’m highlighting an article I read, instead of a book.  At lunch yesterday I read “For a Few Dollars More: Durham… Continue reading

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – Part 2

Having moved into a small house a few years ago, I did a major purge.  As stated in the previous post The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, I’ve been… Continue reading

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:  The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by  Marie Kondo arrived at the perfect time for me.  We’ve lived in our house a few years, all the… Continue reading