The Doomsday Budget

cash1280x960 So. I sold my first novel for a nice piece of change. And while it's not pay-off-your-student-loans-in-one-fell-swoop money, it's still a welcome addition to my day job as a freelance writer. Thing is, the freelance hustle ain't what is used to be. Michael, one of my dear readers, hit me up and asked me to write a post for his column, The Recession Diaries, which runs on TheRoot.com. He wanted my thoughts on coping with the recession. At first, I didn't want to do it. I'm blessed. Really blessed. How dare I whine and moan about how I'm still broke?