Reason. Yes, you gain reason. You simply stop thinking that you can get a lot of stuff for free. You stop asking to pay $15 for a five star service. You stop insulting people who ask you to pay for their service and deliver ten times more. Understanding. You stop caring about the price that… (31 comments)

I was sick most of last week. Being sick meant that I was not inspired to write anything. Not a single word. Last weekend I was hoping to feel a little better, but it did not happen either. I almost gave up on writing a post but then I remembered. It is December. I wondered… (3 comments)

Last month I decided to explore a different realm of writing besides blogging, and I joined NaNoWrimo. I was writing a novel. In one month. Yeah, I know what you are thinking. During this one month I not only attempted to write a novel, I also did some self-analysis, self-exploration and self-beating. As usual, I… (18 comments)

This post is written by Lucille, a staff writer for My Broken Coin.  God and I have had an on/off relationship , like many of my relationships. It’s tough love. God is perfect; I am not; but he allows me to bask in the rays of love now and then. He’s all knowing and all seeing… (5 comments)

This post is written by Lucille, a staff writer for My Broken Coin.  The recent post “I’d Rather Have New Shoes Than Kids” and the subsequent comments made me realize the great social divide between the US and the rest of the world.  Comments posted were from like-minded US citizens so I thought it’d be interesting… (6 comments)

DIY – Do It Yourself.  It’s a mantra for many people every year, and for some it works well, but for others it doesn’t.  If you are considering a challenging, yet rewarding do it yourself project, you may want to try a DIY Conservatory, such as the ones offered by http://www.centuriondiyconservatories.com/.  They are the same…

When I wrote What I Wish I Knew About Life and Finances in My 20s, one of my readers, American Debt Project, asked me what exactly I meant when I wrote “if you want to marry wisely, marry your equal.” I emphasized that when I say about marrying your equal, I do not refer to… (17 comments)

Today is our seventh year anniversary. Seven years of marriage. Seven years of shared experiences, dreams and plans. Seven years of getting to know each other.  Seven years of a life together. When we met over seven years ago, both of us were poor. I was a full-time student, working full-time, my spending problems were… (29 comments)