Nope: It was because more than 600 of you had read “6 everyday habits that are draining your wallet” in the Grandparents.com e-newsletter and then trotted over here to read my linked post, “14 ways to get off the kid-gift treadmill.”
Welcome to all of you, and I hope you stick around to read a little more. As noted in the “About” section of this site, Surviving and Thriving is my playground for words, a place to express ideas that don’t always fit neatly into other sites’ expectations.
Sometimes that’s in a fun way, e.g., “Midlife love rocks! (Ask me how I know).”
Sometimes it’s a midlife-musing way, as in “The bottle blonde at the DMV.”
And sometimes I just get really angry about something and need to vent, such as “Think you’re broke? You probably aren’t.”
I write what I see around me and I write from the inside of my head. (Hint: It’s really messy in there.) Although personal finance/intentional living is a recurring theme, you’ll see all sorts of topics posted here; see “Popular posts” for some of my favorites.
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