Monthly Archives: December 2014


Simple Work Life Balance

Remember work life balance? Well, according to Ron Friedman, a social psychologist and authority on the subject, it’s a thing of the past. Not a major news flash to us, right? Work teams scattered around the world, email and text messaging. Yes, maybe even on Christmas Day for some. The question is, what […]


Container Homes Might Be In Your Future

 A while back, I wrote about container homes and I bet you thought it a strange idea but . . . It’s all in the execution. As this story in CNN Money shows. It showcases 6 great designs. Be sure to click on the thumbnails beneath the pictures as there […]


The Biggest Lie

This author has an interesting take on turning around our typical view of what it takes to be happy.  He starts out with what is, in his view, the biggest lie. He suggests . . . To be happy, I need more. To get more, I need to get rich. […]


NJ Voting on Tiny Housing Solutions

TRENTON — A bill under consideration by the state Senate aims to put poor and homeless people in new homes. Tiny new homes. Not sure where I stand on this one. I think tiny housing is super but would prefer this particular solution for, say the elderly. A comment below the […]


Real Estate Values and Home Ownership

 We all want to feel warm and fuzzy about home sales and real estate values, which are a large driver of consumer spending. Real Estate Values But the jury is still out on how consumers are going to value home ownership after the great housing crash. Will it continue to have it’s […]