15 Ways To Save on Groceries

Try Wal-Mart’s Ad Match Guarantee.  If you have a Wal-Mart by you and your neighborhood mails the local circulars, it’s really easy to take advantage of Wal-Mart’s Ad Match.  Every Thursday, I go through the mailed circulars and circle the items that are a good deal.  I then shop for all those items at Wal-Mart and…

Time is NOT Money

Do you know how many hours there are in a week? No. It’s not 40. There are 168 hours. I bet that number is not familiar to most. Many of us, including myself, allocate a 40 hour block to work or to just draw our comfortable salaries, and we continue to think that way. However,…

Fitness For Free

When you are unemployed, you have a lot of time, but not a lot of money to keep in shape.  Luckily, if you are in a growing city like Charlotte, there are plenty of options that you can try for free and eliminate that money excuse.  Of course, they are all ploys to get you…

A Little Fresh and a Lot Frozen Goes a Long Way

It wasn’t milk and bread, and it was delicious. And that’s not coming from me. Bernadette is usually unimpressed with me generally, but I usually make up for it when I cook food that most people would scoff at when they see how it starts out. See for yourself: Just last week, we were snowed…

Is your Mentor right for you?

Merriam Webster defines a mentor as: Someone who teaches or gives guidance and advice to a less experienced and often younger person However, one important piece missing is that the protege should be willing and interested in learning about what the mentor can provide. So I step back and look at my career – almost…

Fashion Philosophy: Cost Per Wear

Question: What’s a better buy? This Louis Vuitton handbag (retail price: $1030) Or this pair of Nine West heels I got on clearance for $21? Many will say the shoes for many reasons: lower price point, not full retail price, great find or other reasons.  I evaluate my purchases on a philosophy introduced to me…

What To Ask Yourself When Starting Your Business

Today, I decided to apply for Impact 3, a local startup competition in Charlotte for new companies with social responsibility as part of their core values.  The application itself was a great learning experience because it included a series of questions around business planning that really got me thinking critically about my business idea.  These are…