econlife on ‘Ask Alexa’

  • 'Tis NOT the season to be stressed!

    Present Problems

    Dec 29, 13 • 267 Views • Ask AlexaNo Comments

    Dear Alexa, I’m going to a New Year’s Eve party and I feel obligated to bring something to thank the host. I’m trying to decide between bringing a gift or a gift card.  I love the holidays, but I’m super stressed out over what to bring. What would

  • gray socks hanging on a clothesline with a blue sky in the background

    Nov 25, 13 • 324 Views • Ask AlexaNo Comments

    Dear Alexa, My husband and I both work, so we try to divide the chores as equally as possible. I am in charge of my laundry as well as the kids. My husband is in charge of his laundry (both doing and putting away.) Lately, he has been taking a long time to do

  • Shopping Dilemma: Rent or Handbag

    Shopping Struggles: Rent or Handbag?

    Oct 22, 13 • 622 Views • Ask AlexaNo Comments

    Dear Alexa, I was walking down 5th Avenue this morning, and then BOOM!  Something made me stop in my tracks:  the most gorgeous handbag I had ever seen was daintily dangling off the wrist of a mannequin in the window of Saks.  I have to have it!  So, I

  • frustrated-reader1

    Summer Slackin’

    Jul 16, 13 • 367 Views • Ask Alexa, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Dear Alexa,    I have a lot of summer work to do before I go back to school, but I have yet to start any of it! Everyday I tell myself that I will work on the math packet or start one of the books, but I always find other ways to spend my time. …

  • Pilates-Mat

    Pilates Plateau

    Jul 1, 13 • 312 Views • Ask AlexaNo Comments

    Dear Alexa, I started doing Pilates 2 months ago to get in shape for the summer. I noticed huge improvement in first few weeks but lately have seen my fitness level plateau. What’s going on? Lizzie Lizzie, Let me start by saying that what you are