• New Fitness Challenge: Train for a Half Marathon

    For almost a year I’ve been teetering with the idea of running a half marathon. My little sister ran one in February and wanted me to join, but I just wasn’t really in the mindset to train for it–and that’s definitely half the battle. Well, I think I am finally mentally ready to train for

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  • Credit Cards – Good or Evil?

    I just recently signed up for the Amazon Rewards Credit Card through Chase bank. I originally got it because I make enough purchases on Amazon that it would be useful, but have been thinking a lot about using it into my other purchases. I will, of course, pay off the balance each month and possibly

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  • Weekend Recap

    I’m a bit late in updating this week, but yesterday was very busy, which is a good thing. My weekend was great and I only spent $11 on Food, $48 on gas, and $35 on a haircut plus styling cream. The hairdresser was late, so she gave me a discount on the haircut and threw

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  • Oh geez

    Seriously, I overreacted a bit there, didn’t I? It was day six of rain (boo) and I was feeling kinda crummy (swine?) so you’ll have to forgive the temporary freak-out. I do love it here in our nation’s capital and my traveling will calm down after this summer. You’re suppose to travel during the summer

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  • Where the Heart Is

    I mentioned a while back that my older sister lost her job in New York. What I didn’t mention was that her rent was $1300 a month (by herself) on a $40k salary. Needless to say she needed to find a job or a subleaser fast. She found a subleaser last week and in two

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  • Apartment Negotiations

    AH-HA! I knew it. I knew this apartment was too expensive. I saw online that my two-bedroom $1350/month apartment was going for $1295 online. I don’t think so, Landlord. I saw that PF pal Saving Cents in the City recently negotiated her monthly rate down and I’m thinking I can do the same. Perhaps I

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  • Progress Bar Updates

    I bank with Bank of America for my regular purchases. I also have money market accounts with a credit union back at home because they have pretty sweet deals on interest rates. Right now the interest rates for money markets are 2% and competitively higher than the average rate out there. The only thing is

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  • Shopping Spree

    I find it interesting how I can just go and blow away my budget the first weekend I get a paycheck. I act like I don’t even have a budget. I went to an outlet mall and spent almost $100. And it’s only May 4th. Not a very good beginning to the month. With that

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  • The Five Year Plan

    The other night J and I had The Talk. Where are we going? What do you see yourself doing this time next year? Where do we see us in the next few years?” You know the one. Both of us agree that we’re committed to each other and want it to work. And it’s been

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