• Weekly Report: Farewell Paycheck!

    Starting Balance: $2255 Monday: Rent -$660 Debt -$500 Roth IRA -$100 Tithe -$150 Car Fund -$25 Ran: 1 mile Tuesday: Groceries -$53.11 Mailing Fees -$30.22 Cash from ATM: -$20 Airplane ticket -$149 Ran: 6.5 miles Wednesday: Charity: -$50 Dinner: -$6.14 Ran: Nada. Yoga & Strength Training Thursday: Car Insurance -$32 Wedding Gift -$34.19 Babysitting +$45

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  • Anonymous Blogging

    One of the decisions I made when I first started this blog was to remain anonymous. I wanted to have a network of readers, but didn’t necessarily want my friends and family to be among that audience. This was for two reasons: 1) I didn’t want to disclose my financial information to friends and 2)

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  • There's always something…

    Confession: I’ve never had a perfect month of budgeting. I usually create my budget a week before the month begins anticipating what expenses will come up based on my calendar and current needs/wants. But there’s always always something that comes up unexpected or unplanned mid-way through the month that brings a kink to the “First

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  • Post Grad

    I went to the movies the other night and saw this poster: Immediately the title and that confused, adorable look of Alexis Bledel struck a cord with me. What do I do after graduation?! I felt the exact same way this time last year. I still feel that way sometimes. What is it about our

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  • Weekend Report: HUMID.

    Friday: Ran: Rest day :) -$22 Gap cardigans -$7.75 Chinese food +$2311.53 Salary for August Saturday: Ran: 6 miles -$10.38 Groceries to make dinner Sunday: Ran: 0 miles, but walked a lot -$9.50 Movie ticket to see 500 Days of Summer–it was sooo good -$6.05 Dinner downtown Ending Balance: $2255.65 It looks like I have

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  • I'm not worthless anymore!!!!

    Today is a happy, happy day for me. I have finally reached the tipping point where the things I own are more than the things I owe. If I died today I would leave my family with a total of $168 as opposed to the -$13,850 I was worth this time last year. Excellent feeling.

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  • July Recap

    GOALS: Pay $500 to debt. CHECK! I love watching the balance decrease each month. Slowly and steadily I am inching closer to paying off this bad boy. Save $100 to Roth IRA CHECK! Done! I am eager for this to get a little larger so that the interest can accumulate faster now that the market

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