• Summertime Apathy

    I haven’t been doing very well on my budget at all this month. I thought I would be okay with buying the netbook and taking trips and buying gifts and going out with friends, but it turns out I didn’t make as much as I thought I would in extra income, and, well, June’s turned

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  • I've Been Awarded!

    I feel so special! On Tuesday I was given the “Love Ya” award from the very classy blogger, Chelsea Bea at Pencil Skirts & Pearls! What kind and sweet words she wrote about me. I love reading her blog because all of her posts revolve around living life in a timeless and lovely way.

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  • Country Music & Money

    I love me some country music in the summer. There’s just something about rolling down your windows, getting that car into fifth gear, and blasting Brad Paisley’s “Mud on the Tires” as you watch the sun set on the horizon at 8:45 pm. Since we are in the heart of summer, I’ve already listened to

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  • Seven Things & Thoughts

    Okay, so I was tagged by Shoestring Alley a while ago, but forgot about it until TeacHer tagged me. I thought I would do this for a little Friday Fun. :) Seven Things About Me: 1. I am terrified of granddaddy long legs. 2. When I was in fourth grade I started a newsletter with

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  • Social Constraints

    I think I have a very good grasp on handling my money on my own. Key words? On my own. When I’m by myself I can easily ward off temptations by saying “that’s not in the budget,” and that’s the end of discussion. I’ll put down the cute little dress. However, when others tempt me

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  • My $38 Weekend

    Seven friends + $20 gas for the boat + $10 gas for the drivers + $8 hospitality gift for the lake house owners + sunshine & perfect weather + tasty margaritas + free breakfast, lunch, and bbq dinner + precious new puppy + playing cranium, apples-to-apples, and cards + water skiing, wake boarding & tubing

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  • We're Halfway There

    Today is June 15th which means we are halfway through 2009. Whoooa baby! Where did this first half of the year go to?! Let’s see how well I’m doing so far on those goals, shall we? Goal: Save $300 for Christmas by November 2009 Right on schedule. Should have $300 by October just in time

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  • My Impulse Buy

    Well, dear readers, I had a very impulsive purchase last night. I bought this netbook: Oddly enough I have zero buyer’s remorse because: 1. I have the money to buy it. I anticipate getting at least $200 in babysitting cash this month. Plus I am getting $200 from my new roommate. I did intend on

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  • Unexpected Expenses

    It’s June 10th and already I’m seeing my budget suffer just a tad. Nothing too dramatic, but it’s all because of some expenses I wasn’t prepared for. And these are actually pretty rare for me. I usually anticipate what types of things will come up (birthdays, weekend trips, big dinners) and I create my budget

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