• Calling all bi-monthly paycheck people!

    When I first started my real big-girl job two years ago, I was disgruntled to find out that my paycheck would be delivered monthly, as opposed to bi-weekly. How am I suppose to live off of one paycheck a month? However, I grew to love the simplicitiy of it: You get the check, pay all

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  • April’s Net Worth: Past the $10k Mark!

    Liquid Assets: $5,495.58 Checking Account: $1.71 (<–Yep, true story. I should probably add a buffer…) Emergency Savings: $4,889.89 Car Repair Fund: $313.33 Gift Fund: $214.58 Me Fund: $50 Future Fund: $26.09 Long-term Assets: $5,239.05 401(k): $3,923.05 Roth IRA: $1,277.42 Stocks: $38.58 Debts: $37.65 Credit Card: $37.65 — A good friend had her wallet stolen so I

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  • Dream Job Details

    Thank you for all of the congratulations on here and twitter. You all are the best! It does seem like I’ve got good news after good news… but rest assured this is two years in the making.  I cannot believe of all the applicants they chose me! I feel humbled. :) On to the job

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  • I got the job!!!!!

    Sooo remember how I announced four days ago a move to NC with no job? Scratch that plan. Just found out I got the Dream Job! No time to share the details, but promise to update soon. (photo credit)

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  • Mexican happiness & some mid-week rambles.

    In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here’s a photo from my Mexican trip this past Christmas. What I wouldn’t give to be there right now. A few mid-week rambles: For some reason I am not as stressed and concerned with saving my Emergency Fund as I was paying off my debt. I’m not neglecting it,

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  • Farewell April–Hello May!

    May Goals: Find a job in NC?!? Tell boss and coworkers about leaving :( Spackle and paint rooms Figure out a cheap way to get all of my furniture to NC Do one thing in DC that I haven’t done before Sell furniture on CL and make at least $200 Buy J a birthday gift

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  • My journey & reasons for moving to NC in a month.

    Like I alluded to in yesterday’s post, I have decided to quit my job and move to North Carolina. Here are all of the details that led me up to that decision. I’ll try to be brief, but make no promises because there’s a lot I haven’t been sharing! The Quest to end Long Distance

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  • I have decided…

    …. to quit my job and move to North Carolina at the end of May. No, I don’t have a job yet. Yes, this is a big leap of faith and quite possibly a really stupid thing to do. But I’m willing to take that risk. Sorry for all of the secrets around here, but

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