• Traveling Itch

    I love love love to travel. I haven’t been that many places, but I’ve made my rounds to Jamaica, Peru, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Canada (totally counts), and various states within the US. It’s been almost two years since I have gone abroad and I’m getting that traveling itch. I have a good friend who

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  • End-of-Month Rambles

    I always get itchy for the new month to begin. Not only because I’ll get the much-needed paycheck, but also because I get to organize my budget and start new goals. I feel like I am torn between two conflicting wants. I want to get out of debt so badly I can’t describe it. But

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  • My Car Emergency Fund

    A long time ago my dad drilled into my head that cars are a necessary evil. Money pits. Wallet drainers. You get the idea. But even with all of this brainwashing, I can never shake off that gut-wrenching, painful feeling when I get a phone call from my car repair guy¬† Butch (that’s right, his

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  • Retirement

    Retirement is so important, and as a 23-year old I know that time is on my side. I am currently not contributing anything towards retirement right now. When I first started my full-time job, my mindset was that after I finish paying off my debt, I will contribute the maximum I can towards retirement. I

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  • Fighting Temptations

    I am pleased to report that I did not use my gift card this weekend. I was tempted with a $16 pair of dress pants at BR Outlet (I know! I didn’t think I would find anything under $20 either!) and just for kicks I tried them on. Well, apparently I grabbed the wrong size

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  • Friday Update

    Happy first day of Spring! Many thanks to all of you for the thoughts, prayers and good wishes for my mom! I promise not to turn this into a cancer blog, but I will keep you updated in the next few months on the progress. And I have some great news. If you couldn’t tell

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  • Making Lemonade

    Isn’t it ironic how just when things start to go great in your life, they all start to fall apart again? My family has just moved into a home, my job is picking up, I have a wonderful boyfriend, I love my apartment and city, things are finally falling into place, and then BAM. I

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  • Apartment Renewals

    Ever since I started college, the springtime brings up a host of housing questions. Will I stay in my apartment? Will I move? Do I look for a cheaper place? Who will I live with? My current roommate is my best friend who is getting married in the summer (bittersweet) so I will need to

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