How to Deal with Criticism (No, it doesn’t involve brandishing any weapons)

I got some true blue criticism this week, and at first I didn’t feel like I handled it very well.  Now, after a day, the dust is settling and I feel much better.  I feel like I found some good steps to help me work through the process.  In today’s post, I want to reflect on that experience. I don’t want to share all the gory details for everyone, so I’ll give you a quick overview so you can … [Read more...]

Fully Funded Emergency Fund: The 8 Benefits

Over the last few weeks my family has reminded me of the importance of a fully funded emergency fund. In the last couple of months we’ve had termites, a broken oven, truck air conditioning that went out, and our microwave is on life support.  While none of those events were pleasant, I’m thankful that we had a fully funded emergency fund to absorb both the cost and the stress. 8 Advantages to … [Read more...]