Author Archives: Lisa Ardrey

Autism is a 6 letter word

April is National Autism Awareness Month, so we thought we’d show this post one more time. Sometimes blog ideas come to me in the strangest ways. The other day an idea came in the middle of a complete belly laugh… Continue reading

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America Saves Week – a little help with budgeting

If you have ever read one of my posts you know how I feel about following a budget. I believe in the concept, I can create a solid plan, but as soon as I see the limitations on my open … Continue reading

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Have you really thought about what your retirement will look like?

I have a friend I’ve spoken about her many times before. She gave up her life here in North Carolina to take a job up north, so she could start taking actual steps towards her retirement dream of a building … Continue reading

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Taxes on my own

In most relationships (hopefully) there is an equal split of the duties to keep the household running. From the day to day mundane indoor and outdoor chores to the more time consuming duties of paying the bills, investing and tax … Continue reading

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Friends and money

Good friends are rare occurrence in life, you know the kind you can talk to about anything and they won’t judge or hold anything against you? If you have such friends you know what I’m talking about. One of my … Continue reading

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The Stocking Room

Given that March is Women’s History Month, I’ve been taking some time over the past weeks to reflect on the remarkable history of some of the women in my own family. For instance, my grandmother Dorothy who passed away at… Continue reading

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At 28 I am on a mission

Wells Fargo and BlogHer “What is your relationship with money” contest Grand Prize Winner – Marissa Anwar. As a personal finance blogger, my relationship with money is well documented. Having worked all through university, and grad school and coming… Continue reading

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Money and I have a long history

Wells Fargo and BlogHer “What is your relationship with money” contest winner – Candice Kilpatrick. Money and I have a long history. My parents were very frugal, and from a young age I dutifully squirreled away my allowance in… Continue reading

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Dorothy’s adventure in Oz

Wells Fargo and BlogHer “What is your relationship with money” contest winner – Rachael McCray. I can easily compare my relationship with money to that of Dorothy’s adventure in Oz. I began safely at home, an ignorant dependent. I… Continue reading

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The value of money is personal

Wells Fargo and BlogHer “What is your relationship with money” contest winner – Jodi Grundig. Money is an interesting thing. Some people will do anything for money; yet, it’s really only just paper. It’s what money represents that provides… Continue reading

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