Women’s Bodies: an Enigma for the Clothes Industry

Women’s Bodies: an Enigma for the Clothes Industry

Having clothes is a necessity.  I mean, maybe not for nudists, but for the rest of us normal people, it’s kind of an important thing.  However, having well-fitting clothes, especially for women, is a luxury.  I don’t know what’s wrong with the clothes industry where women’s clothes are concerned, but everyone seems to have a completely different idea about what “medium” and “large” mean.  Even if there’s a number assigned to an item of clothing (i.e. a dress is a size 8),…

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When Should You Keep a Credit Card With an Annual Fee?

When Should You Keep a Credit Card With an Annual Fee?

Okay, this is going to be very subjective because not everyone values the different aspects of a credit card the same.  For example, my husband is all about the cash back credit cards because he places no value on travel.  I, on the other hand, love to travel.  We have some very good cash back credit cards as well as travel rewards credit cards. The gist of this post is that you will have to decide what you value and…

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“How to Help Kids Stop Fighting”

“How to Help Kids Stop Fighting”

Okay, here’s something I just HAD to share because it’s magical, people.  I mean it.  Magical. Having peace at home certainly seems like a luxury most days.  My kids seem to dissolve into tears/yelling several times every day, and I’m constantly resolving fights between them. And then… I read this post on “How to Help Kids Stop Fighting.” And, it works.  Don’t get me wrong.  This takes a lot of time and effort up front, and we are still in the early…

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Drastic Measures for Physical and Financial Health

Drastic Measures for Physical and Financial Health

I’m a fan of Mr. Money Mustache.  At least, I agree with most of his ideas (a notable exception is his insistence that you should wait to have kids until you’re out of debt — there is a body clock involved there too).  So, when I read about his idea for saving money on transportation by biking everywhere, it got me thinking. I have gained a significant amount of weight since I was married.  Although I do not expect my body…

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Want to Save $5,447.90 On a Disney World Vacation?

Want to Save $5,447.90 On a Disney World Vacation?

We are going to Disney World for a week.  And we’re only paying hundreds of dollars instead of thousands.  That includes hotel, flight, park tickets, food, transportation, and a stroller rental for a family of 5. Have you looked at the price of a week-long Disney World vacation?  If we assume a family of 4, with 2 adults and 2 children under 10 years old, you could stay at a value resort (Disney’s cheapest hotel category) in the off-season for…

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