Business Talk

Catching Up…

I know I said I was going to start posting to the site on a regular basis again, but as you guessed, it didn’t happen. I’ve been thinking about the direction I want to take this site. When I started it back in 2005, there were only a handful of other money minded blogs. These days just about everyone has a money blog. I’d like to do something completely different.

Over the summer, I even thought about selling the domain name and site but something deep in my heart couldn’t let it go. Budgetsmartgirl will always be my baby. With that in mind, I’m going to keep it up and running. I won’t over promise things and say I’ll post every day or even every week for that matter, but I’m getting focused on the site again. I don’t want to feature more how to save money at the store, how to use coupons, blah, blah, blah because others are also doing that. If I continued it would be repetitious and pointless to give you the same information you can find elsewhere on the Internet.

I would like to focus more on setting yourself up for success financially. Starting and running a business, even if it’s a side gig, is going to be one direction.

I’ll be telling you about some of the side ventures I’ve been dabbling in, in upcoming posts. However, to kick things off again, I have a couple of things to share with you.

First one is for writers or aspiring writers. Many of you know, I’m an author and have been teaching for about ten years now. Next summer I’m teaching an online writing retreat offered through one of the chapters of the Romance Writers of America. This December I’m offering a preview which is a two week, six lesson class. You can take the class as a way to learn a tip or two about writing a book, or use it as a free way to sample what the whole retreat will focus on. It’s not just for romance writers but anyone who wants to write a novel.

Here’s the link if you want to sign up, scroll down until you get to December.

Second thing, there’s a company called Imperfect Foods. They’re not in every part of the country yet but lucky for me they started delivery in my neck of the woods. Why do they call themselves, Imperfect? They sell foods that stores can’t use because of things like not so pretty carrots and potatoes, or foods that are being repackaged or end of stock. You can pick organic or conventional produce along with a host of groceries you can add to your box. You pick the size and frequency of delivery and best of all, it’s dropped off at your door.

I live in an area where food prices are high so this has been a cost effective way to eat organic foods and other good for you goodies at sometimes half the price I’d pay in a local store

They’re offering $10 off if you use my link (full disclosure here I get a $10 credit to my account if you use it).

That’s it for now, stay tuned for more and if you have any ideas or anything you’d like to see, anything you’re struggling with in the world of business or money, you can reach me at

Talk to you again soon…

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