Financial Creativity

A few years ago I read this article with insight on what to do with extra paychecks.

Extra paychecks?

Yes! If you get paid weekly or every other week (as opposed to monthly or bi-monthly... if so, stop reading now, this post will make you sad), and regularly budget based on 2 or 4 paychecks a month, then a few months out of the year, you will have an extra paycheck!

October 2009 has 5 Fridays. If you are a lucky winner of an "extra" paycheck today, the "bonus" Friday in October, consider sending it straight to your savings account, paying down debt, growing a down payment, setting it aside for holiday gifts, or splurging on that last-minute luxury Halloween costume.

Where did the summer go?

Pictures from my trip to the Cape with the girls to kick off summer... where did the summer go?

SoWa: Market of the Living Dead - Sunday, October 25, 2009

Taken from the SoWa Blog:

120 amazing vendors are expected for the final market this Sunday, October 25, Market-of-the-Living-Dead that is.
SoWa will be holding their annual vendor costume contest which for the first time will be accompanied by a customer costume contest with BIG prizes for each. Come as your most horrifying, disturbing zombie and win fabulous prizes, what could be better? Customer Costume Contest judging begins at 2pm, Vendor Costume judging begins at 3pm.

Vendors Prizes:
1st Prize - Free booth for 2010 season
2nd Prize - 5 free markets for 2010 season
3rd Prize - Free booth space for Opening Weekend 2010

Customer Prizes:
1st Prize - $350
2nd Prize - $200
3rd Prize - $100

IN ADDITION, The Gaslight Grill will be hosting a fruit and veggie carving contest on their patio sponsored by AFAS. The event is open to the public carving and begins at 11AM, judging at 4PM. The farmers market will have tons of fresh gourdes, pumpkins and fruits dying to be cut.

Travis Reckner from the Roger Williams Zoo will be displaying some of his renowned carved pumpkins and doing demos outside of Rooca Restaurant starting at 1PM, next to the Sowa Produce Market at 500 Harrison Ave.

Art, craft, free treats, live music, and jolly mahem for one and all, this event is not to be missed.

The Sowa Open Market is a rain or shine event, open from 10AM to 4PM. at 540 Harrison Ave, Boston MA. For more info: