Category Archives: True Confessions

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True Confessions: I Bought a Brand New Car

All of my adult life I’ve had an opinion about people who bought brand new cars.  I have to admit I’ve been harshly critical of anyone making this choice.  I seem to be eating a lot of crow in my 5th decade because last month I made the decision to buy a brand new car. For the last two years I’ve been driving my employer’s vehicle.  I am so fortunate to be employed at such a good company.  However, I… Read the rest

Do This One Thing First Before You Get Into Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

This is a True Confessions post, one wherein I bare my soul and most embarrassing financial moments. Do you remember when I told you about the time I almost married the Amway salesman. Or the time when I was an Avon Lady?  And then there was my mother-in-law’s stint in Amway.   I remember her telling me all I’d need to do was to buy my sundries through Amway.  At the time I was on welfare and getting food stamps. I… Read the rest

Why I Want My Mom to Upgrade to a Smartphone

You might recall the fuss I made about a year ago when I listed the reasons why I don’t need a smartphone, and how I subsequently broke down and finally bought a smartphone.   Now I want my mom to upgrade to a smartphone. I should tell you right off the bat that she’s 67 years old, so maybe I am just expecting way too much. Everything was going along fine and she was just tickled with her little “dumbphone”.  She… Read the rest

I Succumbed to the Late Night Shopping Bug

There’s some kind of cold virus going around and my son AJ brought it home, gave it to his big brother and then I caught it. It was the middle of the night and I couldn’t sleep… and I turned on the television just to see what was on. I don’t watch much television as it is, and I already know what’s on in the middle of the night. Shopping shows galore.  Why?  What is it about the middle of… Read the rest