• Mid-March Update

    I only get paid once a month, so the last two weeks are a KILLER! Plus, almost all of my paycheck is gone the first week with bills, paying debt, and saving so that all I have left is used for “choice-spending.” I am doing surprisingly okay for this month though. Right now I have

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  • Review: Getting Loaded

    I love reading personal finance books. Not quite as much as I love reading personal finance blogs, but a close second. So I’ll occasionally review ones that have been helpful… or ones that aren’t at all! This is one of the first I ever read. Getting Loaded by Peter G. Bielagus About: 50 secrets or

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  • Second Jobs

    When I first began my debt-fighting battle, I realized that my entry-level income could only get me so far and began searching for a part-time job. I looked into waiting tables, but my full-time job ended so late that I wouldn’t be able to get to a restaurant in time. Then I thought about working

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  • Thanks Sam!

    Ohhhh happy day! Last week I received $1488 from my good old Uncle Sam. And now. The moment I have been waiting for since I sent in my taxes: two of my three loans are finally paid off! I currently have nothing left to pay on my Study Abroad loan and my Education loan! Okay,

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  • New York on a Budget

    You don’t have to go all out to have a good time in New York. All you really need are four good friends and a tasty cosmo, right? Since my friends and I have visited NYC many times before, we stayed away from the hot-spots such as Times Square (shudder—I was there for ’08 New

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  • Upcoming Trip: NYC

    One major reason why I want to get control of my money is so that I actually have some to spend on things that I want and love to do. One of these things is traveling. This weekend I am going to New York City with two of my best friends to visit my older

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  • My March Goals

    Here are my delightful little goals for this month: Start a personal finance blog (done) Workout three times a week Pay off both my Education and Study Abroad loans with tax refund Increase my networth by $1600 Buy wedding presents for bridal showers I have in April Cook something new each week

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  • Lent

    Alright, I know I am a bit late in posting on Lent since it started last week, but I thought I’d share what I am giving up. I have decided to fast from shopping. I am not Catholic or practice Lent very religiously, but I do think fasting is something everyone should

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