Five Easy Ways to Help Texas

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

  1. Text HARVEY to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief for Hurricane Harvey victims.
  2. Search your social media contacts for people in need and offer food and shelter.
  3. If you’re in the area, volunteer at hospitals, shelters and pet care facilities. If you’re not in the area, donate.
  4. Organize drives for food, clothing, and emergency funds.
  5. Give blood.

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With a sad heart but hope in people,
~Molly Jo

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!


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Overcoming Bad Credit: Communication is Key.

At the beginning of the month, I posted about my experience with bad credit. I expected mixed results but the response was overwhelmingly favorable, and many of you thanked me for my transparency.

Truth be told, I didn’t share everything. Let’s face it: finances are a really private matter. I mean, it’s not like any of us are going to put our bank books on public display, right?

And why would you? Your life dynamics are just as personal as your wallet. Are you hearing me?

Every situation is different.

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TGIF: December 28, 2012

It’s the last Friday of the month, and the year.
I’ve had my Resolutions in place for over a week now.
A writing schedule. A work schedule. A home schedule.
A food budget. A recipe budget. A home budget. An emergency budget.

I have a plan. I plan… to plan.

Since July, 2011 I sort of flew by the seat of my pants. Until I started working again.
Without child support and only 35 hours a week, my income isn’t that great. But it’s mine. And I’m doing the best I can.

I have never wanted to go on Welfare. … read the rest. . .

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Another TGIF

When I wrote my first TGIF post, I hadn’t planned on making it a staple of this Blog. But sometimes a person just stumbles upon what works.

That first post was soul-baring. This one, notsomuch. This one, I really am just thankful.

Today I get my second paycheck. I find it ironic that my first post let you in on my life of poverty; and here it is a few weeks later and I’m praising the payday. It’s not a lot. It won’t replace the missing child support. But it’s enough. I’ll make it enough. And that’s all I need.… read the rest. . .

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There Is No Magic Button. And I’m Okay With That.

This last month has shown me so much. I’ve seen seen how to make ends meet when I didn’t think I could. I’ve learned how to cook rice in ways I didn’t know possible. I’ve managed to keep writing every day, even when I didn’t think I had anything to write about. And I’ve realized you want me to be honest.

For a few weeks, I’ve been finding that honesty. It’s led me to expose parts of my life that I hadn’t let too many see. And your outpouring has been so wonderful, so uplifting. Thank you.

Thank you.

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