• Pardon my absence, I’m Moving!

    I’m writing this post in the middle of my echo-y bedroom, which is empty aside from my bed and a mouse trap. I’ll head to work for the last time in a little bit and tonight my parents and J drive up. Tomorrow morning we will pack up the boxes and furniture and head for

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  • What I bought at Tiffany & Co.

    I should have known better than saunter into a Tiffany & Co. with only $100 saved…. It was a lovely Saturday afternoon in Chevy Chase, MD, a little DC hood of high-end designer stores. I unintentionally looked very Holly Golightly in a black summer dress and big sunglasses. Sure I only had $100 saved in

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  • Aw, shucks!

    Last night My Pretty Pennies was featured on Bundle!!!! Check out the article… I’m turning bright red just thinking about the nice things they wrote about me! If any visitors are coming here from Bundle today, welcome! Feel free to browse around my humble little site. :) Keep in mind, however, I’m no personal finance

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  • Last DC Weekend Plans & Blogging Happy Hour

    Happy Friday! Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I’m determined to enjoy the few days left in such an amazing city, so my plans may include visiting a new museum, saying farewell to Eastern Market, and venturing to Tiffany & Co. to look at pretty debt-free items. Last night I had the opportunity to attend

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  • My favorite date cost $17

    Two years ago my life was going all over the place as I was wrapping up college and planning to move to DC. My good friend J (at the time) asked me on a date and we went to a lovely restaurant. He knew from that date that this thing would last, but I was

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  • Impatient Rambles & Spending Report

    I feel like I have earned an award for being The Most Impatient Person Ever.  For some reason two weeks just cannot come fast enough! I blame myself… as soon as I decided to move two weeks ago I got boxes and packed up everything but the bare essentials. It’s taken me two years to

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  • Weekend To Do List

    Happy Friday! I have two more weeks before my big move and let me tell you, I.AM.READY. I have already packed everything but essentials, told my boss/coworkers, and have pretty much mentally checked out and am very ready for my new life in NC. Yet, there is still a list of things I’d like to

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  • Location, Location, Location

    One amazing part about moving back to the South is the cheap cost of living. According to a cost of living calculator, I could take a 27% pay decrease and still maintain my standard of living I have now. Also, the average home in the DC metro area costs $640,000 whereas the average home in

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