3 Laura Lippman Books – Baltimore Blues, Charm City and Butchers Hill

In Baltimore Blues Tess Monaghan is an out of work reporter, who agrees to help her friend and rowing buddy, Rock find out whether his fiancĂ© Ava is having an affair. After all she needs the money and has been drifting for almost a year, Read More …

Got the Winter Blues Or Cabin Fever?

Well this American Expat does! I’ve been feeling a bit down, lethargic and caged in and realized that I felt exactly this same way one year ago. Being a Northern California lady, I’m used to these gray skies and dreary days but just because you’re Read More …

Getting Over the Christmas Giving Blues? Take the Christmas Budget Challenge

With Christmas just around the corner, our focus is slowly starting to shift from our work commitments to Christmas and with it comes the annual Christmas spending spree. Unfortunately many families do not set a Christmas budget and they rely on their credit cards to Read More …

Parenting Your Teenager – Back to School Blues

Q: Our son has been in honors classes all through school up until his junior year last year, when his grades took a dive. What could be going on and what can we do about it? A: The cause of suddenly declination grades in school Read More …

The Refinancing Blues

With mortgage rates going up for months now more and more people are thinking about refinancing existing mortgages. But there are many things to put into consideration when it comes to refinancing a mortgage. This article covers the basics you will need to know about. Read More …

Tips to Treat the Holiday Blues

The expectations of the Christmas season are that it is a time to be spent with family, friends and laughter, but for people in the grieving process, the holidays can exacerbate the feelings of grief, and heighten the solitude one already feet. While grief is Read More …