Emotional Decision Making

I’d love to say that I was one of those people who make all of my financial decisions based on money alone. You know, those people who major in a specific field, strictly because of the expected income. Who make career decisions based strictly on the income. Who buy cars, homes, and everything else based solely on a cost-use analysis. …

Making Good Choices

Things have been going well recently in my personal finance journey. I have a plan in place, am following a budget, and am making great progress. Even with around $2,000 dollars in medical expenses this year, I’ve still managed to make progress. But I’d be lying if I said it hadn’t been without a few hiccups, and a good smattering …

High Expectations

I’m in the market for a car. It’s something I’ve been talking about for a while, although admittedly, I’m dragging my feet. Hey, no car payment is nice! Who can blame me? But I know that winter is getting closer every day, and it’s not likely the Honda will make it through the cold, snow and ice trouble-free. So, I’ve …

I’m Not Giving a Dime!

It came in the mail yesterday. The fancy envelope. The glossy pictures. The heartbreaking tales. Yep, it was my Alma Mater’s Annual Fund notice. Not that the notices only come annually, mind you. I can look forward to receiving something from my college 5-10 times per year, in addition to the phone calls the poor work-study students are forced to …

I Want

Like most people, I have wants. There are lots of things I want, for any variety of reasons. Right now, I want something that my 20 year old self would smack me for even considering: I want an iPad. Okay, granted, iPads weren’t even a glitter in Apple’s eye when I was 20. But the idea that I would ever …

I’m Over Thinking It

I started this blog back in February, and 7 months later, I still feel very new to the whole blogging thing. Financially, I feel like I’m making pretty good progress. Not that I’m ready to retire tomorrow, mind you, but on a salary just over $44,000, I haven’t done half bad. As far as the writing goes though, I think …

Brain Fog

I’ve had a million ideas lately about things I could be writing about on this blog. Okay, maybe more like 10 or 20 ideas. Still, that’s a lot of ideas when there doesn’t seem to be a lot going on in my life right now! So, why am I sitting here, staring at the screen blankly? Brain Fog. No, I …

A Favor, or a Job?

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks for me, with 3 short weeks in a row, a little bit of time away, and an overwhelming workload at work. I’ll admit to being completely and utterly lazy this weekend. Ah well, everybody needs a weekend just to laze around and relax! Right? There was one thing that happened over the course …

My Current Net Worth – September 2013

The Holiday is officially over, and it’s time to get back to business! I’m a little late this month with my numbers. Better late than never, I guess! I’ll admit, I was a little shocked when I ran the numbers. I was budgeting for a $1,000 increase from last month. Although in truth, since I’m saving $200 per pay period, …

The Heart of a Gambler

I hope that everyone had a wonderful, relaxing Holiday weekend! I’ll admit, after many years in a restaurant, and some retail, being off work during a Holiday is still a novel idea. I love finally being able to participate in things with family and friends. The BF and I spent the first half of our mini-vacay at a lovely resort …