How to Get Home Maintenance Help Without Getting Ripped Off

This article originally appeared on Sixty and Me. If you haven’t already discovered this gem of a website, please head over to check out their community of vibrant women. It wasn’t until after my husband died that I realized how much I relied on him for home maintenance tasks. Whether it was unclogging the toilet…

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2017 Mindful Budgeting Planner Review

Despite years of insisting I couldn’t make a paper planner work for me, I bought myself a Living Well Planner as a birthday gift last year. I’d heard enough oohing and aahing over planners on podcasts, Pinterest and blog posts that I needed to see what the fuss was all about. Four months later, I’ve…

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This Year, It’s All About ME, ME, ME!!

I’ve seen the memes. I know we all felt as though we were limping to the finish line of 2016, but I’ve gotta say: I’m really feeling it this year…er, last year. In recent years, I have rounded out December feeling depressed, overwhelmed, enraged and even slightly manic. This year, I’m just tired. Dog tired….

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Pros and Cons of the Living Well Planner

Someone reminded me I never posted the follow-up to my Living Well Planner 2016 review. If you missed that, you can go back and read the review and see a video of what the planner looks like inside. I’ve been using it for a few months now, and it’s time to check back in on…

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Your Big List of Holiday Resources

Newsletter subscribers: this was supposed to be in your inbox tonight. However, my email service’s automated system isn’t a fan and is refusing to send it. Customer service isn’t sure why, but I’m guessing the amount of links here is making it smell spam. It’s late, and I’m ready to call it a night so…

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Do You Have a Household Maintenance Plan?

True story: my husband and I bought our house when we were 23 and 21. We had no clue what was involved in home ownership — we’re talking about a ‘what are property taxes and why do we have to pay them?’ level of cluelessness. And maintenance costs? Nobody told us about maintenance costs! Yes,…

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2016 Living Well Planner Review

I feel like I speak for a lot of us when I say we are constantly on the hunt for ways to make better use of our time. Kids, jobs and errands add up to busy, busy days. Even if you’re retired, you may find you’re looking for a way to provide more structure and…

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