Living on Borrowed Time: Rent is the New Buy

Aspiration will soon be a thing of the past. The pride we feel at any level from attaining things that truly belong to us is what we’re trading in for monthly subscriptions and recurring bills and endless upgrades.

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Forget the Golden Ticket- I Got the Golden Handcuffs!

I knew I was considering a career change, but I didn't realize Escape Artist would need to be at the top of my list. "How can you have never heard of the golden handcuffs?", Eliza asked incredulously as we sipped rose beside the rooftop bar on a beautiful Chicago afternoon. It had been a full …

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When the Calendar’s Kicking Your Keister….

Thanks to the other woman in my marriage- First I erased the clutter in my closet. Then I erased the clutter in my diet (but more on that soon). Now I need to do something about the disaster that is my calendar. Between work and personal commitments, not to mention the kids' lives- we're utterly …

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The Other Woman In My Marriage And How She Improved My Life

It's Valentine's Day. We had big plans. But then we remembered- we have 3 kids and 2 respective careers. Our romantic evening plan of dinner at our favorite NYC restaurant was scrapped for tag team extra-curricular shuttling, and maybe a quick bite of Thai take-out in between. I'll be passed out in Sparrow's bed by 9:30pm. …

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