Monthly Archives: August 2010

How to Save Money

When you get a raise ~ let’s use 3% as an example – opt to put 1.5% into your direct deposit to a savings account.

You never had it to spend, so your spending habits and lifestyle haven’t adjusted to include it.

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Money for College

Click here to sign up and MAKE SURE to add a grocery card so you will be entered to win the $100K sweepstakes!!  HURRY, this sweepstakes ends tomorrow. I signed up for Upromise a few years ago at my aunt’s suggestion and have saved over $200 for my kids’ college just by doing my normal…More of this…

How to Small Talk ~ Easy Guide to Social Networking

How to Small Talk ~ Easy Guide to Social Networking

Everyone is exposed to situations where they need to make small talk.  It happens all the time in business and in personal situations too.  Some areas I’ve made small talk just in the past 7 days: Baseball game with clients and staff Garden party celebrating our company’s 40th anniversary (btw Hudson Gardens is a beautiful…More of this…

Chicken Burrito Recipe

I don’t know why I sometimes get hung up on the idea that you need to work hard and/or take a long time to make a healthy and tasty meal.  Tonight I intended to buy fixings for burgers, but when I got to Costco I didn’t want to pay full price for high fat hamburger…More of this…

Trophy Husband or Stay at Home Dad?

This article was first published as Trophy Husband on Technorati. I was thinking about this article that I wrote and mulling over the term Trophy Husband and its connotations…. The descriptor, “trophy husband”, is a popular spinoff of the term “trophy wife” and seems to be popping up more and more often as more men…More of this…

School Lunch $$ Solutions

Have you had your child come home with the stamp on their hand indicating they have no money left for lunch?  Or worse, your kid comes home starving and says they didn’t eat lunch because YOU didn’t give them lunch money?  It doesn’t matter that they didn’t tell you they were out of money, or…More of this…

$2 Coupon for Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster

New coupon for the Butterfly Pavilion is posted on ColoradoKids.  We usually have a season pass because this place is so much fun.  Plus it is REALLY convenient from our house in Arvada and I love having a warm, tropical place to go with the kids once the snow starts flying.  It is really reasonable…More of this…

Movie tickets for $1.25 per person at Elvis Cinemas!

Movies have gotten to be an expensive activity for a family.  Let’s see – family of 4 – $7.50 each on average?  That’s $30!  I hardly ever go to the full price theatres anymore.  And certainly since our belts have tightened with my husband’s unemployed status, we have cut waaay back on  those luxuries.  However, that…More of this…

Top Colorado College

Top Colorado College

Parade magazine, from today’s (8/22/10) paper, includes an article identifying outstanding colleges across the USA.  The list was generated by asking high school counselors to identify best value.  I am uncertain I would rank schools based on this criteria.  I’d probably be more likely to consider average salary and employment rate of graduates. Regardless, Colorado College…More of this…

How to Get a Promotion

How to Get a Promotion

Wondering how to get a promotion?  Want to know what’s holding you back from the promotion you deserve?  If you’re humble, stop it. Humility Undermines Promotions Were you raised that humility is a desired personality trait and that actions speak louder than words?  Many of us were.  Unfortunately our parents did us a disservice. One…More of this…

Wardrobe Do’s and Don’ts for Business Socializing

Wardrobe Do’s and Don’ts for Business Socializing

I think one of the most ambiguous wardrobe questions is what to wear when in a social situation with clients.   I just returned from a 3 day business trip – 32 men and me.  During those 3 days we had lots of work meetings, but we also went to dinner and a baseball game in…More of this…

Welcome / About Daria Drago


Working mom of three amazing kids, living in Denver, Colorado. Doing my best to balance the responsibilities of my full time corporate job with raising my family, finding time to have fun, and working on becoming a better me. You'll find career tips, parenting wins and fails, funny stories, recipes, weight loss lows and highs, and the occasional random photo of one of our pets if you care to follow along with our journey.

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