Category Archives: budgeting and finance

Eat healthily, spend frugally

Being healthy and living more cheaply are two things I’ve definitely had on my mind in recent months. Bethenny Frankel — the natural food chef turned Real Housewife of NYC — has a great list of ways to buy healthy … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, food and drink | 6 Comments

An economic slump silver lining

Bad times equals bad health, right? Well, maybe not, according to this NY Times article which makes a whole lot of sense. Of course long-term economic games mean improvement in everyone’s overall health, probably in thanks to better medical treatments … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, current events, employment, health and exercise | 3 Comments

Shopping for the short set

There were so many useful comments on this post that I wanted to share them again for everyone else to see. The crux of my dilemma is that I’ve lost enough weight that I’ve dropped a size in pants, but … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, fashion, shopping | 1 Comment

Footloose and debt-free

Speaking of finances and such, do you know what the following is? That would be a smudged-out photo of the title to Elvis One. Yes, modern gals and guys, I finally own my car in totality. I got the title … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, cars, personal experience | 8 Comments

The Modern Gal’s subprime primer

The more I study the financial meltdown our economy is in the midst of, the more pissed off it makes me. I am by no means an expert when it comes to the financial world, but I’ve tried to keep … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, current events, employment, politics | 7 Comments

Who needs pants anyway?

I’m finding losing weight to be mostly a blessing, but it does have its curses too. Like in the pants department. About a year ago, I conceded to myself that I had to buy some bigger work-appropriate pants because I … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, fashion, health and exercise, public service announcement, shopping, weight loss | 14 Comments

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas?

I saw this story this morning about how economists are predicting the worst season of holiday sales since that last big recession we had in the early ’90s. I suppose this is good news if you still plan to hit … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, holidays, shopping | 8 Comments

What Not to Wear on a budget

I know those of you who watch What Not to Wear have had a similar reaction as I: “Wow, those sure are some great tips from Stacy and Clinton. Too bad I can’t afford to buy those kind of things … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, fashion, shopping | 1 Comment

What’s the plan, Stan?

I know, I know. I said I wasn’t going to be posting as much and yet somehow I’m still going at the same tempo. I guess blogging is like my crack or something. Actually, in spite of spending my weekend … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, employment, life, personal experience | 11 Comments

Can you find happiness in a shopping bag?

If you shop with others on a regular basis, you know how different people’s shopping styles can be. WebMD identifies four specific kinds of shoppers: the big spender, value seeker, non-spender and experiencer (someone who wants to spend money on … Continue reading

Posted in budgeting and finance, health and exercise, life, shopping | 3 Comments