May 26, 2019

Book Review: The Last Wild By Piers Torday


My 12 year old daughter asked me to read this book. She read it last year and really enjoyed it. Any book that can encourage my daughter to read more is a winner in my book! This is part of a series and is aimed at 8-12 year olds or 3rd- 7th graders however, as an adult, I found it an interesting read as well. At this time I have not read the others in the series but plan to once my daughter is finished reading them.

It centers on the main character of Kester, who is 12 years old, and his inability to speak verbally over the past six years since his mother died. However, he is able to communicate with animals. Kester hasn't seen his father in years while living in a place called Spectrum Hall.

Book Review: Such A Pretty Girl By Laura Wiess



The main character Meredith was abused by her father and he was sent to prison. Originally he was to be in prison until Meredith was an adult, however he gets released early while Meredith is fifteen years old, a mere three years after abusing her. The book takes place over a relatively short period of time after her father's release. His release causes Meredith great stress about what could happen once he is home. He is not able to live with her mother and her, instead he lives close by--within walking distance in the same complex as them.

March 05, 2019

Name Change!

Hi guys!

Recently you may have noticed a name change. Originally this was Simply Ginny however due to domain name availability I needed to change it. I decided on "Ginny's Two Cents" as you can see.

I feel this name is actually better than the previous as I still plan to share money saving tips along with discussing different topics related to life in general.

I am working on changing the name across all platforms and updating links where needed. I am waiting for Facebook to change the page name so please be patient!

Thank you!

September 23, 2018

Mommy's Meatloaf


Anytime I make something that my daughter, who can be a picky eater, gobbles up I love it! I hope your family enjoys it!

You will need the following:

August 25, 2018

Why I Don't Dine Out On A Whim



It's close to dinner and you're trying to resist the urge to order delivery from your favorite restaurant or drive to the nearest drive thru. I know you had a long day at work. I know the kids are screaming they're hungry. I know it would be so easy to just spend the money. Resist.

Resist as much as you can, as often as you can.

Many people will give in. But one trip out to eat may turn into two then three or more in a single week. It's easy. It's convenient. They have the money so why not? They are unaware of how this behavior will have an impact on their finances until a few months later when they are digging for loose change in their couch cushions.

I am not perfect. I do eat out on occasion but I make sure it's in my budget. I plan it. I don't do it on a whim. That's one of the differences you can make in order to be more in control of your money. I crave fast food like everyone else, as much as everyone else. But, I resist more than I give in because of the numbers. Let's take a moment to crunch the numbers.