Shopping Around

It's official: I signed the papers to close on my car loan today. I am now officially $10,000 deeper in debt, to yet another bank. But I'm not too worried - the loan will be paid off in 4 years or less and the payment is very manageable. But this post is actually about the ... Read more...

The End of the Drama

As it turns out, A chose not to bring up money at all in her email back to me, so now I feel like sort of a b*tch for assuming that she would stoop so low. I ran the whole exchange by another friend (the A that I usually write about, actually) and she pointed out that A is not ... Read more...

What are the Odds?!!

On Sunday, T and I were on our way to dinner. I was driving down the highway, and he mentioned that something in my car sounded funny to him. And there was a sound, a sort of thumping sound. I just told him to turn up the radio and ignore it (the only time I subscribe to the ... Read more...

Ten Frugal Habits

Last weekend, my very best friend and college roommate S came to visit me. We had such a great time - we had lunch at a cute little cafe, saw He's Just Not That Into You (the book was our go-to dating guide in college), had coffee and champagne and appetizers at a really quaint ... Read more...

My Need-Wants

I've done a lot of thinking about my need-wants, so I'm posting my list now. I know that some of the terms I use are a little bit vague ("occasional"), but I'm just trying to make the point that some of the items on the list I don't do all the time, but I need-want them from time ... Read more...

Fear

Before I talk my financial fears, let's talk about a more immediate fear: I'm really excited about this weekend (my college roommate is visiting!), but I'm kind of afraid that the plague is making a comeback. I was feeling a lot better earlier in the week but now my throat is ... Read more...

April 10th, 2009

Is going to be a big, big day for me. Yes, it is Good Friday. And yes, it is my brother's 19th birthday. But the big news for me is that this will be the day that I send in the very last payment on my personal loan. I just crunched some numbers and figured out that on April 10th, ... Read more...