• Sunny Day Rambles

    {via} We’ve had five straight days of rain in Washington, DC. Not just rain, but a foggy, gray mist that is little enough to make you look silly holding an umbrella, but still manages to turn your hair into a frizzy mess. Or maybe that’s just my hair? If it’s going to rain, I think

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  • Is it possible to have too many cakes?

    Not when you are hosting 90 people at your house! Last week at my mom’s Celebration Party, our home was filled with sunshine, fresh flowers, old friends, and a plethora of delicious cakes. Surprisingly we had very little leftover. My visit home was so refreshing trip after two long, cold months of winter. It made

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  • What's Next?

    A few of you asked what I plan to do now that I am debt free (yay!), and that’s a good question since my focus has been primarily on whacking away debt since starting this blog.

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  • Wait and See

    “Wait and See” has become my new catch phrase. I’ve found myself saying that at least once a day for the last two months to close friends and family members on some pending decisions: “We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.” “Who knows, I guess I just have to wait and see.” “Yeah,

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  • February's Net Worth: +$2,035!

    Here’s the Breakdown: Liquid Assets: $4,760 Checking Account: $54.48 Emergency Savings: $3,976 | $500 added to this from Tax Refund Car Repair Fund: $638 Gift Fund: $65.47 Future Fund: $26.03 Long-term Assets: $4,335 401(k): $3,252 Roth IRA: $1,044 Stocks: $38 Debts: $602 Student Loans: $500 | paid $1,200 towards debt! Credit Cards: $102 | payment

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  • Spending Report: March 1-8

    Beginning Balance: $2,251.90 bills or payments: -$660 rent -$500 debt! -$85.12 internet & cell phone -$75 charity -$32 car insurance -$30 gym savings: -$100 emergency fund -$25 me fund -$50 gift fund life expenses: -$43.33 gasoline -$56.19 groceries -$604 car repairs -$9.92 dining -$20 gift for my dad -$30 bead for my charm bracelet -$31.27

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  • Heading South this Weekend

    One year ago my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and after months of chemo, surgery and radiation, thankfully today she is a breast cancer survivor! {sign my sister made for her last chemo} This Saturday my family is hosting a Celebration Party to thank all the friends and families who fought with us this

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  • I’M DEBT FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    A person’s lifetime is filled with memorable dates: birthdays, first dates, anniversaries, etc. I am happy to announce that March 4, 2010 is added to my list of significant dates in my life. Today is the day I become Debt Free! {via} This post may be slightly dramatic recapping my quest towards debt-freedom… but some

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  • Happy First Birthday, MPP!

    {via} Exactly one year ago I started this blog, ignoring any insecurities and fears I had about sharing my thoughts to a public world. It’s cool going back and reading my very first blog post because I remember those fierce feelings of hope and ambition to change my financial life… and it is amazing how

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