Blogging

What I Did To (WID2) … Make a Blog (part 2)

I've been working on this whole blog thing from several directions.  There's content -- which I'm currently taking from things I've written about before, usually on The Motley Fool.  With almost 5,000 posts there in the last 12 years, I have a fair bit of content to work with.  That is allowing me to focus… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2) … Make a Blog (part 2)

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House

What I Did To … (WID2) Deal with my House — The Flood

The below is a direct quote of my post from the time. July 1, 2006:  The Flood It's a problem. What is? You might be wondering. Well, it's the basement that's a problem. I live in the Washington, DC area. You might have heard of the place. Recently, we've had a little rain. 13 inches… Continue reading What I Did To … (WID2) Deal with my House — The Flood

Debt, Financial

What I Did To (WID2)… Pay Down My Debt (part 2)

After I had put all my debts in one place, I started trying to pay them off.  Some were already set at a specific payment schedule, such as the payments into Liana's 529 that were part of my settlement with my ex.  I paid that one off in 2006, as planned. After that, though, I… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Pay Down My Debt (part 2)

Debt, Financial

What I Did To (WID2)… Get a Handle On My Debts

After my ex and I separated, I had a number of debts (from the legal work around settling custody arrangements and parental status, which I will write about in a few years, and from the payment to my ex to settle our financial affairs).  Among the debts were a 401(k) loan, a loan from my… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Get a Handle On My Debts

Blogging

What I Did To… (WID2) Make a Blog!

Hi there!  This is What I Did To..., an experiment in offering life hacks from my experience as a middle-aged woman.  Nothing real fancy here; I'm not Uber-fantastic at anything in particular, so you won't find a spot where I lost 400 pounds or went ultra-frugal or took that fantastic sail-plane trip around the world.… Continue reading What I Did To… (WID2) Make a Blog!