• Tax Day Discounts & Freebies

    Happy Tax Day! April 15th can be a taxing day for many people (sorry for the pun, couldn’t help myself!), but whether you’ve filed your taxes already or will be in a hurry mess to get to the postal service today, some businesses have some awesome deals to help relieve stress for tax payers. Here

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  • I love my bicycle.

    Almost every sunny evening in the last month, I have taken a bike ride. Sometimes I ride it to the store, other times I’ll ride through my quaint spring neighborhood of old houses. I’m not brave enough to hit the busy streets yet, so I usually meander on back roads. (I know, I’m a wimp,

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  • The New & Improved My Pretty Pennies!

    Welcome to the new My Pretty Pennies! The site is actually not that different because we figured out that my wordpress.com site could transfer to this one, so not all is lost. Whew! A huge shout out to Mrs. Micah for taking care of everything. To anyone who needs some blog help in the future, I

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  • Under Construction!

    Put on a hard hat, we are doing some construction! My Pretty Pennies as you know it will no longer exist. (pause for reaction) A bit dramatic, but it’s slightly true—I will be moving to a self-hosted site which means any link to this one (wordpress.com) will have to be transferred. Sounds like a big

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  • First quarter down, three to go.

    It’s April, which means the first quarter of the year is over. Let’s take a little looksie at the 2010 goals and see how the progress is coming, shall we? Click here for a more detailed description of each goal. FINANCIAL GOALS: Become Debt-Free Done! Woohooo!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) Continue to give 10% of my income

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  • Job Satisfaction

    Job Satisfaction Factors: Culture — work environment, office space, coworkers, company values Salary — amount, paycheck every week/bi-weekly/monthly, direct deposit Benefits — flex spending accounts, health, dental, vision, vacation days, reimbursements, perks Location — commutes, cost-of-living, distance to/from home or friends Position — title, daily work, career goals, status The perfect job would have all

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  • March's Net Worth: + $747

    Liquid Assets: $4,406.58 Checking Account: $24.01 Emergency Savings: $4,076.41 Car Repair Fund: $89.66 Gift Fund: $165.47 Me Fund: $25 Future Fund: $26.03 Long-term Assets: $4,962.18 401(k): $3,648.27 Roth IRA: $1,275.33 Stocks: $38.58 Debts: $126.78 Credit Card: $126.78 Net Worth = $9,241.98 My cash was down $354 because I had to pay for the car repairs. I’m

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  • April Weekend #1: Spending Report

    Beginning Balance: $339.67 Expenses: Gasoline: $27.04 *Groceries: $12.08 Panera: $5.72 Subway: $3.62 Potbelly’s: $2.85 **Bike pump: $15.89 Income: Blogging: +$130 — sent this money to the Car Repair fund Ending Balance: $272.47 *Note on Groceries: In an effort to Eat my Entire Kitchen this month, I needed to buy a few things. I bought lettuce,

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  • Have a sunny weekend!

    {this photo is what my street looks like} Happy Friday! Anyone have lovely Easter Weekend plans? My weekend consist of cherry blossoms, spring cleaning, afternoon bike rides, reading pages from a novel on the National Mall, attending church service, hunting Easter eggs at a Sunday brunch, and soaking up as much Vitamin D as I

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