Category Archives: Lifestyle

Save A Buck!

Recently I realized I’m spending a lot of money on things I don’t use. So I took a day to make some phone calls, and I have to share. Call, call, call. I saved a bunch of money.

I realized that if you take time to call, and question your bills, you can actually get someone to make changes and find ways to save you money. I called Cox Cable to cancel TV service, and they ended up lowering my bill $25. I called my satellite radio company to cancel, and they ended up charging me a one time fee of $42 for 6 months, instead of the $18.99 a month that I was paying. I called Expedia to debate an airline cost that went down a week after I booked it, and I knew there was no way to change it because I read the fine print that said I only had 24 hours to cancel or change, but I tried anyway. Expedia ended up giving me a $100 dollar coupon to use for a later date. I called AT&T to ask about cutting down my bill, they found a couple ways to do it, I didn’t lose any of my current service options, in fact they threw me some extra data! All in all, it adds up and saves me some money.

Sometimes we go years, thinking we just have to accept what we pay, but I wanted to pass on these tips! If you take an hour or so to make some calls, you CAN save a buck!

WHO doesn’t love to save money? Right!?

Can’t We All Just Get Along!?

Hey guess what? Monday is Cyber Monday and I happen to be off. For once in my life I’ll have the energy to sit home and shop online. I am usually working, and when I get home, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer and shop. I’m excited, I think, although I foresee some frustration coming my way (see below.)

I also have time to blog. So, here I am.

The election is over. Holidays are here. Are you ready? I know, I know, we all could use some positivity right? Many of us feel like shouting from the rooftops, “can’t we all just get along!!!?

We can try, at least. However, instead of being mushy and full of rainbows, I was thinking this weekend about a bunch of things I don’t like. Then I thought, I bet others don’t like them either!! At least we could have a common ground. It’s a start, right?! I’ve done this in a past blog, but I really do feel like it’s a way to bring people together. It’s what’s in our head, and we hope we aren’t alone.

For example…

January and February (the worst months of the year) – no more holiday lights and fancy red colored cocktails. It’s cold. There’s not much going on. Which to some could be a welcome reason to relax. So I do see an upside. But I still don’t like these 2 months.

The new iPhone7. The home button doesn’t press in. I need a jack for my earphones, which means I can’t charge my phone at the same time. The light turns on every time I touch it. There’s too much going on yet, it’s not much different. Why did I get it? My battery wouldn’t hold a charge on my iPhone 6. I need a longer battery charge for all the things I use it for at work.

People who don’t text back. Or they answer like 2 days later. I know those fingers break occasionally and take some time to repair. I totally get it. Really. Hit me up when they heal.

Instagram’s new out of order, “in case you missed it,” mentality. Wow, that concert he’s at is happening now? At 7 a.m.? Oh no, wait. This was from 3 days ago. Thanks, I missed it. Thanks so much for making sure I didn’t miss that and putting it at the top of the feed.

Online shopping deals and steals. “Yes, this is awesome, perfect gift, AND 50 percent off, score!” ** click ** THIS ITEMS IS NOT AVAILABLE, WE’RE SORRY 🙁
Ahhhh, thanks for nothing!!! Oh and really, did you need to add the frown face to make me even more annoyed?

Okay, okay enough of that. You catch my drift. There are much worse problems in the world, I get it. It’s just fun to vent sometimes about simple little problems. Get it off our chest. Find that common ground. Prove that we all DO have more in common than we think we do.

I am looking forward to Christmas. I had a great Thanksgiving at work. I really do work with great people and look forward to seeing them every day. I then went over to my friend’s house and enjoyed a great dinner with people I love. It’s nice to have a little group you feel comfortable around. We shared stories, food, and music. For Christmas, I get to go home to New York and see my parents, and my brother and his wife. I’ll also see my friends from school and my Godson. I can’t wait. I need some “home” time. It’s been a great year, but also a little challenging and disappointing in some ways, a dose of “home” is what I need! I’m actually hoping for a white fluffy snowfall!

I have enjoyed traveling this year. Grand Cayman, New York, Canada, and London most recently. I’m also heading to San Francisco in a couple weeks. I’ve always been a great “saver” when it comes to money. This year, I’m making sure that I allow myself to spend a little of that in order to enjoy life and experience more places. Create memories, try new things.

I have a lot of plans in my heads lately. I get comfortable for a bit, then little plans circle my brain. They keep me going, and keep me motivated. I mean, it’s almost 2017. What? Only yesterday I was driving along to Prince’s 1999 on New Year’s Eve 1998, thinking, finally this song makes sense!