It’s Not Fair!

People always say “Forgive and Forget”. There are things in life we all know we should just let go. Cut your losses and move on. But then there are times that you want to stomp your feet like a small child and scream “It’s not fair!” As child-like as it may seem, are there times when you should stand your …

Money: Where do the Animals Fit In?

Today I said good-bye to a very dear friend. Poodle* has been my dog for the past 4 years. He was already an old man when he came to live with me. I don’t know a lot about his past, other than he was sent to the Humane Society after a raid on a puppy mill, and was then adopted …

Wasted Worries

I’ll admit it, I’m a worrier. I worry about what people think. I worry about what might or might not happen. I worry about the ripple effect of every action I take. As hard as I try not to, I worry. Over the last few months, my boss has been discussing with our parent company whether or not they would …

The Chicken, or The Egg?

I’ll be honest, I’m tired! I’m beginning to think tired is the best description of adult life in general. It certainly isn’t what I imagined it would be like as a kid! This week is final’s week at school. On top of 3 finals in two days, I also still have assignments to complete. Our finals are a week early, …

Nothing in Life is Free

In a recent post about my Financial Plan, Joe asked if there was any way that my employer might be willing to pay for part of my educational expenses. The short answer to that: Yes. I’ve been told by several people, including my boss and the President of our company, that it’s being discussed with our parent company. The long …

My Current Net Worth – April 2013

Since I’m Growing My Worth, it only seems right that I should be updating you on that worth. I was hoping to update my net worth on this site at the beginning of every quarter. I’m obviously a little behind this quarter. Technically, I could go back and figure out all the numbers as of March 31st. But, since I’m posting …

Bye Bye Versa!

I’m writing I started writing this post as I sit waiting to complete the process of selling my car. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for some time now. In all honesty, it was something I considered doing within months after having bought it! When I graduated from college in May of 2000, my parents lent me their 1984 Honda Accord. …

Time vs. Money

The last few weeks have been crazy for me. It’s one of those times in my life where I feel like I’m constantly on the move, yet feel like nothing is getting accomplished. I hate that! One of the things that has definitely gotten left behind is posting to this blog. It’s not for lack of things to write about… …

Do I Have To?

It’s a phrase every parent and school teacher hears a million times. I admit saying it more than my fair share of times as a child. Do I have to? I can still hear my 7th grade teacher’s voice as he would calmly reply: “The only thing you have to do in this life is die. But I strongly recommend you do it …