What's For You

My new prayer or mantra these days is what’s for me. I decided on this phrase because I woke up one day realizing how stressful my life can become when I try to control my world in order to keep myself from experiencing any pain or rejection.

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The Truth About Endometriosis

Jennifer Winney has lived in Upstate South Carolina her entire life. Growing up, she was exposed to real estate through her family’s ownership of a number of properties. Building upon these early experiences, she is now a successful real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Caine in Greenville. She loves getting to know her clients and helping individuals and families find a place they can call home. Aside from her professional endeavors, Jennifer is passionate about spending time with her family, working out and raising awareness about endometriosis. With endometriosis being something that impacted Jennifer's life and the lives of many other women, Rumble sat down with Jennifer to learn more about this complicated condition. 

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Power: Where is it?

Power: when you feel like you don’t have it, it becomes your focus. Who likes to feel powerless? There are so many situations in which we feel like we are at the mercy of someone who can determine our time, our financial output, or our worth. What’s that about and how can we shift it?

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4 Reasons to Plan a Staycation

Currently three of the four kids in our house are out in the woods participating in an experience called Wilderness Trail. They are completely off the grid for five days. That leaves my 11-year-old at home for the week by himself. I batted around the idea of going on a trip with just him, but instead, decided to stay in town and enjoy a few local and regional attractions. 

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Women and Personal Finance: Is Simplicity Realistic?

Simplicity is seductive. Knowing how to do more with less is desirable for many. But when it comes to your personal financial life, is simplicity realistic? 

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Events & Activities: Fourth of July and Beyond

Get ready for the holiday weekend!

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The Bus Queen

I was sitting on a crowded bus making its way through the busy streets of Paris when a seat opened up next to a gentleman holding onto a large suitcase. I slid into the seat just as an older woman in her late seventies, dressed to the nines, got on the bus. She made a beeline for us and said “Je peux m’asseoir?” (I can sit down?) her energy intimated this was not a request. On the off chance that I missed that, I noted that her voice did not indicate an interrogative by rising at the end, but rather a declarative statement. Thirdly, her word choice of can instead of may indicated she was not asking permission.

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Back In The Game

It’s been probably a year since I stepped on an actual rugby pitch, but it always feels the same. A lot of jitters, the feeling that you have never played before, or like you’re going to embarrass yourself and probably get run over. Maybe it’s just me, but ever since I played sports as a kid, I have always had pregame jitters. I get panicky and lightheaded and just start counting down until game time has begun. Once I start playing, that all fades away. But the time leading up to any event is always the most stressful.

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Compris or Non Compris

In France, the price of service in a restaurant is included in the bill and the servers are paid roughly about 15% of your total ticket. If you feel the service was excellent and you want to add a little extra, 5% of your tab can be left on the table. I wish I had had this tidbit of information before I ate my first meal out in town. We had a discussion in class about restaurants, ordering and how the French menu is laid out. What we did not discuss was the well-known fact amongst the French that the service is always included in the price of the meal.

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