Browsing the blog archives for March, 2012

Tip(sy) Tuesday

What the F!  Let’s be honest, sometimes profanity is required to get our point across, or release a little tension.  But, no one likes to hear others dropping F bombs left and right; it sounds unintelligent.  Use those lovely curse words with discretion, and even more so when you’re in public.

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How do I budget with my brother for a surprise vacation for my mother?

Dear Gwyn, My mom’s 60th birthday is this Spring and my brother and I would like to surprise her with a trip to Costa Rica. I budgeted to share the cost of the plane ticket with my brother, but he is expecting me to also pay for all of the accommodations too. How do we [...]

Tip(sy) Thursday

What the F!  Sometimes strong words are necessary. In public, your choice of words don’t just get a point across to others, they influence others.  You’ll never go wrong by choosing a few choice alternatives to the words you really want to share.

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Tip(sy) Tuesday

RSVP stands for répondez s’il vous plaît, which is french for “please respond.” With such a gentile plea for your attendance count, it is only proper to oblige in a timely manner.

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How do I let people know we’re having a small wedding?

I have a friend who is having a small wedding but there are several people who keep asking when he is getting married.  What is the polite way to let someone know they are not invited to the ceremony when they ask? Congratulations to your friend – getting married is a time of celebration.  Yes, [...]