Guys, in case you haven’t noticed, there have been some changes to my blog! New URL! I am retiring the hahanella.com URL in place of heather-allen.com. It’s more streamlined and professional. I’ve actually been holding on to the heather-allen.com URL for a while and I was planning on starting a separate website. It was only … More Blog Updates!
Confucius Jane: A Novel by Katie Lynch My rating: 4 of 5 stars This review originally appeared on Around the World in 80 Books! 2/17/16: This was the most adorable interracial lesbian romance I’ve ever read (also the first). Loved that it was set in the year of the Monkey, like the year 2016. Was … More REVIEW: Confucius Jane by Katie Lynch
Catch up here: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. This chapter is about other essential expenses that should make up the other half of the 70% budget for living (in Step 4 the other 35% was for housing costs). I don’t feel that the information she was telling me was applicable to my … More Rich Bitch Step 5: Eat, Pray, Drive
Catch up here: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. This chapter is about managing your expenses for housing. In the last chapter, the author outlined an expense plan that was budgeting 70% for living expenses (35% of which is for housing). With that in mind, she outlines the steps and monetary considerations that … More Rich Bitch Step 4: Put a Roof on It
Catch up here: Part 1. Part 2. Once, I made last minute plans with a friend and I didn’t like the pants I was wearing that day so I decided to buy a new pair from Urban Outfitters after work and before meeting my friend. I impulse spent $60 for a pair of pants that … More Rich Bitch Step 3: New LBD (Little Budget Diary)
Catch up here: Part 1. This chapter focuses on writing out tangible goals that are in manageable increments throughout the finance, fun, and family parts of life. Having some goals to focus on makes those goals more likely to be achieved. Lapin means literally writing things down, it makes the goal much more real. … More Rich Bitch Step 2: It’s A Marathon And a Sprint
This blog has been running longer than any relationship I’ve ever been in, so I’m pretty damn proud of that. I could wax poetic about commitments and writing and all that jazz, but I am not sure what I could say that wouldn’t sound pretentious. Instead, here are some of my favorite posts from the … More Two Year Blog Anniversary!
I picked up a book today that I want to turn into a blog series based on the 12 step program inside: Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together…Finally by Nicole Lapin. Full disclosure: it’s published by my company, HarperCollins. Well, first it was published by Harlequin in hardcover last … More Rich Bitch Step 1: Stop Smiling and Nodding
January 2015 I’m a supporter of We Need Diverse Books, a campaign that gained traction in 2014 by highlighting publisher’s failings in publishing and supporting diversity in books and the workplace. It has not gone unnoticed that this is one of the main changes that I foresee happening in the publishing industry. Embracing diversity, reading broadly, these … More We Need Diverse Books 2015 Pledge
See the fireworks Carbtastic, Nerdtastic, Fantastic created by blogging on WordPress.com. Check out their 2015 annual report. Source: See the #fireworks I created by blogging on #WordPressDotCom. My 2015 annual report.