• 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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  • 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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  • Answers about Banking & Debt vs. E-fund

    I just got a comment from a reader and thought I would turn my answers into a post in case anyone else has the same questions. Thanks to all the readers out there! It still amazes me all who have joined me on this journey. Also, I started a formspring page if anyone else has

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  • Today's To Do List

    I feel like I need a weekend to recover from my weekend! Anyone else feel that way? Here’s today’s to do list. I’m going to update later this evening what I accomplish. Edited 12/01 at 10:26 am Blog/Money To Do: Catch up on Google Reader Comment on posts I like/have an opinion on Update my

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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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  • Progress Bars

    I’ve been asked by Bank Gal (and a few others) about how to add the progress bars to the side of your blog. When I was a new blogger this was one of my first questions after looking at many delightful blogs I admire and wanting some progress bars of my own. In order to

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  • Anonymous Blogging

    One of the decisions I made when I first started this blog was to remain anonymous. I wanted to have a network of readers, but didn’t necessarily want my friends and family to be among that audience. This was for two reasons: 1) I didn’t want to disclose my financial information to friends and 2)

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  • I've Been Awarded!

    I feel so special! On Tuesday I was given the “Love Ya” award from the very classy blogger, Chelsea Bea at Pencil Skirts & Pearls! What kind and sweet words she wrote about me. I love reading her blog because all of her posts revolve around living life in a timeless and lovely way.

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