• Atlanta Expenses

    What a lovely weekend I had with some of my favorite friends. Like all anticipated weekends, it went by too fast. They really want J and me to move down there, and I must say I am tempted. The cost of living is certainly less than here in Washington. I need to remind myself to

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  • Changes to MPP

    Greetings Friends! If you’re reading this post via RSS feed, you may want to pop over to the actual “My Pretty Pennies” to see what the title and the rest of this post is all about. I promise you won’t have to click through ever again. (Unless of course you want to, and in that

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  • Spending Report & Budget for Atlanta

    Like I said, I didn’t spend ANYTHING last weekend. Aren’t parents awesome? So here’s my spending report for this week. It’s a little early because I’m heading to Atlanta tomorrow. Beginning Balance: $563.04 Monday: -$34.56 at Forever 21 – got a cute little jacket & wallet :) -$10.59 at Papa John’s – yes, pizza on

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  • Health Benefits

    The other day at our staff meeting our boss stood up and said that there were going to be some changes with our healthcare plan. Naturally, I assumed it would be a decrease on services or that the changes would only apply to those with spouses or children. Not the case. Apparently my company set

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  • September Net Worth: +$753

    I’m pretty happy about September’s net worth. On any other month, I’d be kind of bummed about only an increase of $753, but this month I’m pretty pleased. I had $350 in car repairs, $150 towards the cruise, and $100 in my clothing budget for my birthday. I made a lot of money thanks to

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  • I survived!

    I did it! I finished the half marathon! I feel like I’ve been talking non-stop about this race since I signed up, so I’ll try not to give you all of the gory details, but just share my experience. Before I begin talking about the race, the best part of my weekend wasn’t crossing the

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  • The Baltimore Half Marathon: TOMORROW.

    I don’t think I’ve felt more anxious, nervous, excited, inadequate, unprepared and accomplished than I do right now. Tomorrow at 9:45 am EST I will start running the 13.1 miles for the Baltimore Half Marathon! Yeeep! Let’s take a look over the past months of my training, shall we? My Training via Twitter: I promise,

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  • Spending Report: Oct 4-8th

    Beginning Balance: $1,544.98 Sunday: -$50 Charity -$14.82 Ulta – makeup -$31.75 Clothes Monday: -$600 Debt payment -$84.59 Verizon – cell phone & internet Tuesday: -$74.68 J.Crew swimsuits – ($25 my roommate needs to reimburse me for) -$32 Car Insurance Wednesday: -$50.39 Groceries -$90 E-Fund -$30 Cruise Fund -3.71 Starbucks Ending Balance: $563.04 Other transactions –

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  • Personal Finance + Shopping = A Crazy Me.

    What is it about autumn that makes me want to buy new clothes? Oh that’s right: The scarves. And the hats. And the leggings. And the jackets. And the layers. Ahhh yes… the delicious layers. But I’ve become really, really weird when it comes to buying clothes. Ever since I started paying attention to my

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