HBO Going Solo: Shaking up the Cable Business Model

I was thrilled today to hear that HBO has finally decided to detach itself from Cable and is going solo in 2015.  This means that they will be offering HBO as a streaming only option just like Netflix or Amazon Prime.  Yay!  Ever since I committed to lowering my expenses this year I’ve been really hoping that HBO would make this move.  Why?  Because I’ve been considering cutting the cord but I would really miss HBO with excellent shows such as Games of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, and more recently True Detectives, and did I mention the excellent foreign films? Many people … Continue reading

October Progress Report: 3rd Quarter Results

Hi All, Sorry, I’ve been M.I.A around here.  Life got a little hectic and I just didn’t get around to blogging or commenting much this past month.   I’ll be working on a few requested posts from my readers regarding being a Caregiver and I also got a few requests to update the post I wrote about Page Plus Cellular.  So, I’ll be working on those for you.  But today I’m back to provide an update on my 2014 financial goals. Let’s get to it. Reduce Expenses Groceries – My average grocery bill from July to September was $553.88.  This includes house items … Continue reading

One Year of Blogging: It’s Been Educational

One year ago today I clicked on the publish button and I officially became a blogger.  It’s been educational to say the least.  I’ve learned so much about blogging in this first year and I still have much more to learn.  To continue in this journey you have to really enjoy blogging. Otherwise, you will soon quit because it can get lonely out here.  Thankfully, I’ve had great company. Here are my favorite things about blogging You Never Stop Learning: I have learned a great deal about early retirement, ways to save on cellphones, groceries, home maintenance, how to invest, travel … Continue reading

Job Search: Working With Recruiters

In my last post I mentioned that both my husband and I had started searching for new positions. During this last few weeks we’ve been diligently managing the many aspects of the job search process. One of the areas I’d like to discuss today is recruiters. Working with recruiters can be a great benefit to your job search.  However, there are several steps to consider when connecting with a recruiter to better serve your needs. Connecting With A Recruiter First, connecting with a recruiter can be your choice or they could contact you directly.  If word has gotten out that you’re … Continue reading