The Best Advice from The Non-Consumer Advocate

by Katy on April 6, 2016 · 16 comments

April is Financial Literacy Month, which makes this photo both timely and helpful, as everyone should save up for a “rainy day fund.” Of course, it should probably be much more money than what would fit in this miniscule savings bank.

“Wow, I’ve saved up seven bucks, I’m set now!”

Sorry, dude. Not enough.

Rainy Day fund

I like a good home decor object as much as any lifestyle blogger, but sometimes a pillow is guilty of giving out some frankly terrible advice:

“How to handle stress like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, then pee on it and walk away.”

Must be from the new Martha Stewart line. Prison really changed her.

Worst pillow

I enjoy the pursuit of financial security as much as any other dog urine pillow enthusiast, but this “I love money” mug confused me completely.

  • Why is the “I love money” crossed out?
  • Why is the mug anxious looking with blushing cheeks?
  • What’s with the one tiny ear/handle?
  • How could anyone have donated this mug to Goodwill?

Life is full of financial mysteries.

I love money

Need better advice than the above pillow? How about this bit of wisdom:

“Bitchalittle you’ll feel better.”

There now, don’t you feel better?

Helpful advice

I know you’re now thinking:

“Wow, Katy’s blog is so inspiring and full of practical and useful information!”

You’re welcome, people. You’re welcome!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Mariana April 7, 2016 at 4:42 am

Haha. Hard to choose a favorite but I will go with the ‘bitchalittle you’ll feel better’. It does help occasionally. 😉


jennifer April 7, 2016 at 5:58 am

I totally want the bitchalittle!!


jennifer April 7, 2016 at 5:59 am

Goodwill will certainly raise the price of bitchalittle after this post.


halle preisch April 7, 2016 at 7:34 am

Katy, love your photos and weird sense of humor, So appreciated this morning!


Laura in AZ April 7, 2016 at 8:01 am

I read your blog every day, but I don’t think I’ve ever posted before.
Your Goodwill post today had me literally laughing out loud.

Your blog IS full of practical and useful information, and a lot of much needed humor, too. Thank you! I never realized, before today, how much I want a tiny-eared “I love money” mug.


Lori April 7, 2016 at 8:06 am



Sarah T. April 7, 2016 at 8:29 am

Wow! Treasure trove of gems this week!


Susanne g April 7, 2016 at 9:07 am

That. dog. pillow. o.m.g.


JD April 7, 2016 at 9:08 am

I think I’m going to have to buck the trend and go for the pillow. I think a decorative pillow should always mention both life philosophies and urine, don’t you? Certainly all MINE will in the future! 🙂
Martha Stewart’s post-prison line — I love that!


Linda M April 7, 2016 at 10:20 am

Love it! Bitchalittle wins for sure! Moany -Groany doesn’t hurt to relieve the financial woes now and then either!! LOL! So great to share the humorous here frequently.


Kimberly April 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Don’t usually post, but had to tell you how much I enjoyed this one! Ha!


anna April 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm

I showed the pillow to my 9 year old son. He said, “Um, mommy, there are a lot of people that I can’t eat or play with…”


Vickie April 8, 2016 at 10:23 am

Sometimes kids are so WISE!


Vickie April 8, 2016 at 10:23 am

ROFLMBO!! Those are great!
I could use the little blue man statue here in the office. That’s hilarious.

I will say, as I get older, the dog pee pillow fits. I may not “pee” on it, however, I loathe stress and drama. My new motto, especially for FB drama queens – I either post a sarcastic laugh emoticon, or totally ignore giving them an answer. I’ve taken on a passive-aggressive “I could care-less about pathetic BS” attitude.
I’ve taken hormonal grandmother to a whole new level – Aunty Acid and Maxine are my heroes.
Thanks for giving me a good laugh today, Katy!!


Chris April 8, 2016 at 10:41 am

Wow, great treasures, fun to look at but no need to purchase – as my brother says, “Savings, 100%.”


Emily N. April 9, 2016 at 3:19 pm

I dunno, I think you could fit a lot of $100 bills in that first bank!


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