Category: Business

The data proves it: I’m popular and also unpopular

I pride myself on being relatively in tune with the Cheese-It network and society overall. That I know what’s of interest, hot, on fleek. (Use of “on fleek” makes you question the validity to the previous statement, huh?) Looking at data, like what links get the most clicks in my newsletter, as well as what Read more…

Contest: fun, easy way to win $500 THIS WEEK!

This event is provided by partner The Debt Free Divas with background support by Mac & Cheese How does an easy $500 in your pocket sound? What about a fun way to get better at personal finance? How ’bout exploring and learning about a new friendly neighborhood resource and hangout? Join the Capital One Cafe Savings Scavenger Hunt, Read more…

Why can’t you answer this simple question?!

One of the checkboxes in my current “always be improving” wheelhouse is how to be concise yet overflowing with insight, inspiration, or entertainment. Or better yet, with insight, inspiration, and entertainment. I’ve always been an above and beyond person. I waited ten months to be born to be sure I was cooked to perfection. Curriculums Read more…

What validation looks like

When the thing you made up to soothe your nostalgic soul, unsure if anyone would come, unsure if this was the BEST or the WORST idea, is written up and graphically represented in a magazine, under the description “Tag along as four writers check out the best in Midwest summer camps for grown-ups.” Ya feel Read more…

A tree like no other (also titled, You’re doing what now?)

  I’m the cleaner in the family Evidenced by the many ways I choose to soothe my soul when stressed or sad. Best Friend sighs heavily — “This is the worst moment of my life” heavily — and looks the other direction when I bring up the topic. While I do wish he’d clean more often and without prodding, don’t Read more…

GUEST POST: Idea + An Actual Thing = Never A Failure

This is a Guest Post by a gal I met through one of my entrepreneur groups.  She put a big, hairy idea out there and then all of a sudden, it wasn’t an idea anymore. It was an actual thing. Over my twelve years of self-employment, I see over and over people wanting to _______, Read more…

GUEST POST: On using what you got

This is a Guest Post by Kelly Dilbeck. Often I’ll wax poetically my Guest Poster and then add a wee bit more wax. I’m not going to do that here. Her words and images below speak for themselves. All you need to know about Kelly: she’s the most generous person I know — with her time, her Read more…

I’m about to waste money to improve* my life (*I hope)

Last week, Best Friend sent me a link to a Tim Ferriss podcast episode along with the message, “Short, about picking projects. I liked it.” The episode was #181: How to ‘Waste Money’ To Improve the Quality of Your Life. I was too busy… (record scratch) Nope. I’m going to follow what I productivity-preach and stop Read more…