If you ask people where they hope to live out their days, most will say â€œIn my family home.â€ Itâ€™s understandable to want to stay where you are. There are the memories, the familiar neighbors, the quirks that you have got used to, the years you … [Read more...] about When Timing is Everything: Knowing When to Downsize Your Living Situation
I pulled fistfuls of receipts out of my coat pocket and placed them on the counter. It was the day after Christmas and along with many other consumers, I had a few things to return. Sorting through the pile of crumpled paper looking for the needed … [Read more...] about The One Thing You Need To Stay Organized For Next Christmas
It's been 7 days since I last saw my home. Two complete days of driving across the country, five days of fantastic weather in Florida. It's been a great vacation, but I'm going to tell you a secret. After being on vacation for a week, I'm more … [Read more...] about How Long Of A Vacation is Too Long?
They're supposed to be a good thing. They might be a periodic gathering to promote team building, or maybe it's a token of appreciation for a job well done. My department recently had an employer hosted department happy hour, and I just flat out … [Read more...] about Why I Don’t Like Work Happy Hours
Author's Note: Sometimes I like to lighten it up a little here at The Dude, and today is one of those days. Hereâ€™s a story about a little surprise I got in the mail last week. Enjoy! I assumed the letter from Target Optometry was … [Read more...] about The Refund I Didn’t Know I Deserved
I wasn't very excited to receive a jury duty notification in the mail last month. Life is extremely busy and any time I have to spend in a courtroom will be a day for day relationship to how far behind I fall at work. But, I understand it's … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need To Know About Serving On Jury Duty