Thinking About 2010 Cont’d

First off: what a snowstorm we're having in the DC area! I was going to leave for my parents' house today, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. In fact, I was driving home from a party at a co-worker's house last night and a normally 45-minute drive took almost two ... Read more...

Thinking About 2010

Some days, everyone hates his or her job. Today was one of those days for me. Twenty-nine 15-year-olds in the classroom all day, every day is really difficult to manage, but two days before winter break it gets really rowdy. Also, today I had a lot of meetings. I know meetings ... Read more...

"Frankly, I Can’t Take the Pressure"

Ever since I paid off my personal loan, I have been feeling financially lost. I was (and am) really, really happy to have that monkey off my back, but I no longer have the financial tunnel vision that served me so well in achieving that financial goal. How much should I save? ... Read more...

26 Questions

I'm planning an insightful post about my new financial goals and philosophy, but in the meantime I thought I'd steal this post from one of my favorite bloggers Saving4Later:Last Movie I Saw In A Movie Theater? The Blindside. Kind of corny, but cute.What Book Are You Reading? ... Read more...

November Recap & December Goals

I can't believe tomorrow is the first day of December! Let's see how November flew by - er, went:1. Add all extra income to Emergency Fund. My tutoring program is starting, and all the money won't come in until the end of December, but I need to resist the urge to spend the extra ... Read more...

Happy Anniversary TeacHer Finance!

My blog is one year old today! I can't believe I've been PF blogging for a year. It seems like just yesterday that I made the decision to begin committing my financial trials and triumphs to a "journal" for anyone to see, and I'm continually grateful to the readers who have made ... Read more...

Help! I Can’t Decide!

I tend to have sort of an obsessive mind when it comes to decision making. If I'm trying to decide something I obsess about it forever, and until I come to a conclusion, I can't think about much else. I'm in one of those conflicts right now, and I need your help! I'm thinking ... Read more...

Damn! Something Good Happened!

After many years as a single gal, my best friend A has met the man of her dreams. He's smart, funny, attractive, intellectual, well-traveled...basically everything she's been waiting for all this time, and he seems equally smitten with her. As you can imagine, she's over the moon ... Read more...

Til Debt Do Us Part

When I'm home on Saturday nights, I usually make a point to watch the Suze Orman Show. I don't know why, but I really like it. I think it's Suze's approach to discussing peoples' financial situations with them - she doesn't mince words, and she calls people out when they're ... Read more...