A Million Businesses – Nobody Worth Referring To

Posted by idawrites on April 13, 2010 in Business, Rant |

I never thought I’d see the day when NOBODY “knows somebody” locally that they would dare send their friends and family to.  Yet, here I am.  Over the course of the last several years, I’ve had a need for dozens of different service providers in our area and haven’t been able to find one solid […]


Word of Mouth is only as good as the mouth it’s coming out of

Posted by idawrites on January 4, 2010 in Business, Rant, Reviews |

Dear Dave Ramsey, The endorsements that come out of your mouth are bullshit at its finest.  Which is a shame, because your real message is amazing and changes lives.  I believe in your financial advice… and until I found out how WRONG I was, I believed in your famous Endorsed Local Providers. After hearing you […]


Why Comcast is Losing Customers

Posted by idawrites on January 13, 2009 in Business, Money, Rant |

I’ve been a Comcast customer since 2002. Comcast has been in my life longer than my husband and almost as long as my youngest child! On Thursday, I will be ecstatic to be getting them out of my life forever. In 2002, I signed up for Comcast internet and cable. I had no service failures […]


Companies NEED debt to pay payroll

Posted by idawrites on October 8, 2008 in Business, Debt, Finance |

This statement made me pause. Now, I don’t care if you support this massive monster of a mistaken bailout or not … the notion that companies must have credit to pay their bills and therefore employ you is the height of ridiculous. As a matter of fact, I’ve never worked for a company who used […]


Sharing My Knowledge and Business Decisions

Posted by idawrites on May 9, 2008 in Business, Decisions, Discussions |

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been having more and more conversations with my friends about money. When I talk about writing this book and the money I’ve kept from going out the door, they all look at me entirely different. They look at me as though I have some kind of secret knowledge that […]


My Friend Owned The Coffee Shop

Posted by idawrites on May 5, 2008 in Business, Decisions |

Back in March, I wrote a post about my friend who owns the Mom & Pop coffee shop in our town. It’s a fabulous coffee shop and the owner has done a great job turning it into a place we love go to. We’re going to miss her. Mark and I stopped in to get […]


Writing a Book and Household Finance Coaching

Posted by idawrites on May 4, 2008 in Business, Decisions, Finance, Frugal Tips, Jobs, Money |

I’ve decided to get off the fence and go with my passion. I love helping people improve their household finances. Over the last several years, I’ve read a million and one finance articles. I started reading Yahoo! Finance, then MSN Money, MSNBC Business, CNN Money, and a ton of books. I’ve taken online accounting courses […]


Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich – A Review

Posted by idawrites on April 13, 2008 in Book Review, Business, education |

During my time in the mountains this weekend, I decided to make some quality reading time. I picked up Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, by Lois Frankel, at the library last week and took it along with me. I don’t generally review finance books because, to be honest, I have read very few that I […]


We’re Home from Boston

Posted by idawrites on March 13, 2008 in Business, Emergency Fund, Finance, Travel |

This has been a crazy few weeks. Mark and I took a business/pleasure trip to Boston and then hopped a train on up to Dover, NH a couple of weeks ago. It was well needed time to ourselves. Along the way, he and I learned a few things about our finances. Mostly that we don’t […]

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