Decisions, Decisions

Now that I’m officially no longer a student, I have some decisions to make regarding my finances. I had been putting every penny towards paying for classes, so I could possibly avoid taking on any new student loans. Now that I don’t have to worry about tuition, I need to decide where exactly that money is going. First off, no, …

Enjoying the Holiday

I just got back from enjoying a relaxing weekend in the mountains. We had a great time, and I got to meet some wonderful people. As I’ve said before, I’m still in the process of figuring out what my future might look like. This was a great opportunity to explore one option. The idea of leaving behind the city is …

Prince Charming Isn’t Coming

I can still remember dancing round and round as a child, singing along: Some day my Prince will come… Cinderella, I think? I’ve seen all the Disney movies so many times they all start to blur together. When I was a child, the Princess craze hadn’t taken off the same way it has today. That didn’t mean we all weren’t …

Changing My Mind

Over the past few months I’ve been detailing my path to financial stability, with the eventual goal of reaching financial independence. I’ve been cutting expenses, stretching my dollars, and working towards making more money. Part of my plan has involved working towards my Masters in Accounting (MSA). I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, and work in an entry-level …

It Finally Feels Like Spring!

I’ll be honest, I’m not a cold weather fan. I was spoiled last year by the early warm weather. This year, not so lucky. It was a cold April, which made the usual rainy month very dreary. Finally, things are warming up! And with May well underway, it’s time to really start thinking about landscaping. I have mixed feelings about …

Procrastinating

My goal right now is to post every Tuesday and Thursday. Unfortunately, I’m a bit of a procrastinator. On EVERYTHING. So I didn’t have a post ready for today. I’m also playing catch-up on some things today at work. And my homework for tonight? Well… I’m one of those people who is always adding more to the to do list. …

It’s Just A Car!

“What’s up with the downgrade?” asks the 72-year-old man at work, motioning towards the window. My heart falls a little at the notion of downgrade. “No car payment” I respond. “Ah. Makes sense” he shrugs, and goes back to his work. I knew that people weren’t going to understand my decision to sell my 2011 Nissan Versa and purchase a …

My Budgeting Downfall

I’ve been doing fairly well on my road to financial stability. I’ve got a budget. I’ve been working on cutting costs. I cut the cable. Gym membership? Long gone. I’m learning to deal with being slightly chilly in the winter (hey, I own sweaters!), and the dog is learning to be slightly warm in the summer. I stopped doing my …

What do you value?

Last night I breathed a huge sigh of relief: The semester was finally over! Whew! This semester has been a tough one for me. The school requires three courses, Marketing, Operations and Finance, be taken together. Taking three classes on top of working full-time is not easy. But on top of that, the three classes required a semester long group …