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I know I haven't posted a lot the last couple of weeks, (well, at least not where everyone here on the site can see it, but I'm working on a New addition to the site that I think lots of you will find very helpful, based on the current economy!

I'm really excited, but I'm still finalizing things and hope to have it launched by Friday.

Which brings me to todays Big Disappointment. . .

I often receive media requests here on the site, over the last decade I've been featured in several well known Magazine publications such as Woman's Day, Woman's World, etc as well as on several different radio talk shows.

Yesterday the Lifetime network contacted me for a potential guest appearance on their Morning Show, featuring my latest ebook, "The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a Month".

I spent a considerable amount of time on the phone with the Coordinator and at the very end of the conversation, he dropped a bombshell on me. In order to schedule my interview on their show I would need to pay a scheduling fee. This fee is, of course, is a "modest" fee to cover the expense if I "back out" or if I am a "No Show".

So, like a fish eyeing a juicy worm, I bit, "Ok, how much is it?"

I nearly dropped the phone when he told me, $5,900.00 Yes, you read that correctly Five Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars. So, needless to say, I declined the "guest" appearance.


On a better note, I've really been getting back into my fitness routines due in part to the nicer weather and partly because I really want that "Bikini" body for summer. (haha, Don't let me kid you, you wouldn't catch me dead in a bikini!)

Over and out.

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  1. bleedingace's Avatar
    OK that is crazy! If your a guest why would you have to pay anything!!! I thought that was part of being a guest? I can't believe those people!!! It sounds like Life time network needs to sale more ads!!!! Don't they know your frugal?
  2. splashangel's Avatar
    Looking forwards to the new addition to the site and bummer about the Lifetime gig. Their loss for sure!
  3. Liss's Avatar
    Thank you ladies for the encouragement! I've added a New Section to Budget101, it's a Job/Career Finder for people who would like to work from home or just need a supplement to their income, etc.

    There is a drop down box (on the top AND Left) of each page showing the currently available work at home jobs by state. You can narrow down the results by entering your zip code as well.

    I've also added a number of work from home businesses and how to get started in them (as cheaply as possible!).

    I'm hoping that this addition will help our members!
  4. Liss's Avatar
    Don't they know your frugal?
    Hehehe, what I should have told him is, "Buddy, I'm so cheap I squeak when I walk!"