April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 1 of No Sugar

After reading Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub, I was inspired to fully eliminate sugar out of my life. I questioned if that little bit of daily honey was enough sugar to push my blood pressure up enough that my dear cardiologist felt that it was necessary to put me on medicine. I … Continue reading April 2021 Challenge Update: Week 1 of No Sugar

April 2021 Experiment Inspired by Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub

Sugar.  That single little word may cause more contention amongst humans that many other words used today.  Does eating sugar actually hurt you?  Could you live your life without sugar?  Is it necessary for survival?  Does it actually cause you to get fat or does fat make you fat?  Is sugar the new heroin?  Could … Continue reading April 2021 Experiment Inspired by Year of No Sugar by Eve O. Schaub

Wrapping Up My No Instagram for March Challenge

Earlier this month I announced that I would go the entire month of March without Instagram all thanks to reading Give It Up! by Mary Carlomagno.   Overall it was nice to step away from Instagram and reevaluate my interactions with the platform.  I found that I used Instagram when I was bored.  I would mindlessly … Continue reading Wrapping Up My No Instagram for March Challenge

I Have a Book Problem But My Librarian Disagrees with Me

Before I started my first no spend year in 2019, I swore that borrowing books from my local library wouldn’t work for me. I had this weird narrative in my mind that the library book had to stay home, couldn’t be read during breakfast, I could only check out old, dusty and dated books, and … Continue reading I Have a Book Problem But My Librarian Disagrees with Me

Book Review: Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram

Suddenly Frugal:  How to Live Happier & Healthier for Less 5 star book Who this book is perfect for:  New homeowner, recent college graduate, or someone starting off their debt busting journey.  If you have been on your debt busting journey for a couple years, this book might not offer any new suggestions for you.  … Continue reading Book Review: Suddenly Frugal by Leah Ingram

Book Review: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

The Psychology of Money:  Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness 5 star review! The author did a fabulous job explaining the psychology behind how people arrive at making their own money decisions. I enjoyed reading a recently released book that focused on facts but did not over do the facts and references. Wonderful balance. … Continue reading Book Review: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

March 2021 Experiment Inspired by Give it Up! by Mary Carlomagno

Could you imagine going a whole month without alcohol, shopping, elevators, newspapers, cellphones, dining out, television, taxis, coffee, cursing, chocolate, or multitasking? That's what Mary Carlomagno, author of Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better did. She lived January without alcohol, February without shopping, March without elevators, and so on. Inspired by … Continue reading March 2021 Experiment Inspired by Give it Up! by Mary Carlomagno

Book Review: I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

Full disclosure.  I read this book for an online book club and as a result I tried to finish the book.  If it wasn’t for the book club, I never would have attempted to finish this book.  About halfway through the book I started to skim.  And then I gave up because I realized that … Continue reading Book Review: I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi