Category Archives: True Confessions

The Time I Walked Away From a Mortgage

It was 1991.  Mr. A and I had been married four years, but things weren’t going well.  In fact, things were really awful.   We bought our first home not too long after we were married, and within six months our first child was born.  A month later, Mr. A was laid off from his job.  I was still on maternity leave, I’d been able to take nine blessed and fulfilling weeks off to be home with my newborn child. We… Read the rest

Trying Out True Rest Float Spa – Your Own Personal Sensory Deprivation Tank Experience

A few months ago, I did something I consider to be quite unfrugal.  I do that every once in awhile and debate sharing my True Confessions here at the blog. So here’s the scoop: I bought a Groupon coupon to a spa – the True Rest Float Spa to be exact.  The reason why I did it is because I don’t feel like I get to relax a whole lot, in fact, most days I feel like the only time… Read the rest

Poor Through The Generations

Revanche at A Gai Shan Life wrote about Generational Poverty last Monday and I just got around to reading it when Funny About Money linked to in Another Rainy Day Roundup on Saturday. As I read the title, I thought to myself… so that’s what it’s called… generational poverty.  Both my husband and I come from long lines of poor people, and family members are still carrying on the tradition.  Heck, I feel like Mr. A and I are carrying… Read the rest

7 Reasons You Need A Widescreen LCD Monitor

True Confession: Last week I invested in a monitor similar to this one:. I have been using two monitors at work for the last year and a half, and have been telling myself I just don’t need a new monitor at home.  My old huge heavy 19″ CRT monitor was working just fine.  But then weekend before last my son brought out his 25.5″ monitor and set it up on my desk while I was outside.  I came back in… Read the rest