I can't talk about shopping without talking about loneliness

I can't talk about shopping without talking about loneliness

I arrived early to an event tonight, by about an hour. I thought about waiting in the car, I thought about just going to a nearby coffee shop and working. But I was feeling a little down and a little insecure and I didn't want to sit somewhere alone.

 So I did what I always do when I need to cheer myself up or kill a random hour: I went shopping.

What's really beneath the nice car thing?

What's really beneath the nice car thing?

I was talking yesterday to a new friend, a woman who is in her first year of trying to drastically cut her spending in order to become financially independent so she can quit her job and be a full-time mom. We started talking about how hard it was to spend less. Specifically, how hard it was to drive old cars. 

Why women should get prenups

Why women should get prenups

The data shows that during a divorce, women are hit harder financially than men. Which is why it always surprises me that women are so opposed to prenups. Well, until I remember that throughout the history of the world, legal agreements have generally been used to disempower, cripple and impoverish women...then I guess it kinda' makes sense.