Author Archives: Gail Cawley Showalter
Planning is the key. You may think it doesn’t matter because whatever you have is well, all you have. And I want you to look at a little differently. Even living with very little you can plan.
Setting high standards for your children will pay off eventually. In the midst of it all it may not seem so. And yet one day you will see it.
Every year as the new year arrives I think of how I should resolve to make some changes in the upcoming year.
All the wise people I know have financial sense. They understand how to manage money. They understand how to add and subtract. You cannot subtract more than you add to your bank account. Spending more money than you have is not acceptable. Money is simple. It is a commodity of exchange we receive for our time, our skill. So why do so many have so little financial sense?
I’m not a great outdoors person but I do enjoy time away from the cares of the day-to-day worries. And I’m always glad that I did when I get outside and enjoy nature.
Our single mom student at this time is on schedule to graduate in May 2020. She has been a joy to work with and will be an asset to our community with a degree in Social Work from Lamar University.
F – Finan-Sense Editorial as it appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise December 22, 2019
“Joy to the World” was playing on the car radio, but I did not feel any joy in my world. It was five days before Christmas – the first Christmas since my divorce and the first one I would spend without my children.
“Joy to the World” is the message for the season we celebrate every December. Joy is not the same as happiness. Happiness is an emotion in which one experiences feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense pleasure. Joy is a stronger less common feeling than happiness.
This may very well be the most stressful time of the year for parents and especially single mothers. Just like mothers everywhere, single moms want to make their children squeal with delight on Christmas morning. I wish I could solve all the financial problems single mothers face day-in, day-out, much less during the Christmas holidays. […]