Author: MonicaW

AHHHHHH! The taxing issue of the fiscal review…

AHHHHHH! The taxing issue of the fiscal review…

We all have to pay taxes.  And we all should review our finances—at least annually—to see what has changed.  Rather than have two headaches, I combine the two tasks into one and risk only...

Chandler’s Girls Night Out

Chandler’s Girls Night Out

  Ladies who work or live near Schaumburg may be interested in the (not quite) monthly Girls Night Out at Chandlers. The next event in 2012 will be held on 20 September from 5-9...

Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations

I’ll admit it…I’m lazy.  I want Christmas cheer without much effort or money.  But I also want things to look nice. I still use the same fake tabletop tree that I bought when I...

Year-end planning: flexible spending accounts

Year-end planning: flexible spending accounts

Just a reminder to everyone with flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to spend, spend, spend that money on or before 31 December!   Don’t lose the money that was already taken out of your paycheck. 2011...

2012 Suburban holiday light shows, craft fairs and other fun stuff

2012 Suburban holiday light shows, craft fairs and other fun stuff

Here’s a list of holiday light shows/events in the Chicago suburbs… 23 Nov- 31 Dec:   Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show   (Vernon Hills and the Cuneo Museum)    $5 per car 25 Nov.:  Christmas Light Display...

Staycation:  Chicago InstaGreeter Tours!

Staycation: Chicago InstaGreeter Tours!

I just learned something new about the city…some willing citizens volunteer to give free tours of touristy areas of the city.  Right now (Nov. 2011), InstaGreeter tours are being offered for The Loop and...