Cue Huge Sigh of Relief

I've been nervous all weekend because I knew I was getting my car inspected this morning. Last year I had to get my third brake light replaced and it cost me almost $300 for the part and labor, and the year before that I had to get my front brake pads replaced, to the tune of ... Read more...

Changes

I'm experiencing a really nasty bout of frugal fatigue at the moment. The only way to describe how I'm feeling right now is that I just don't feel like caring about money. At all. Weirdly, I think that losing weight has something to do with it. I didn't realize how much my weight ... Read more...

I Want New Clothes!

For the past year and a half, as I've been paying off debt and building up savings, I've basically considered clothes shopping a non-option. I've purchased a few things here and there and replaced worn-out shoes, but I haven't really gone out and dropped a good chunk of money on ... Read more...

Savings Plan for Extra Income

In the next few months I'll be receiving some extra income from a few different sources, and I've been thinking recently about how I want to allocate the money into my savings accounts. Right now, this is what I'm thinking (I included approximate amounts and when I'm expecting ... Read more...

Friends and Money

I just read this article over at MSN Money, and, for the first time, I really started thinking about money and friendships. Well, specifically, money and my friendships. Before I go on, I should probably reveal something pretty shocking, given my age and profession:I make ... Read more...

When You Say "I Can’t Afford It" Do You Mean:

A. I don't have the cash for it orB. I can't afford the monthly payments Most PF bloggers probably mean A because they wouldn't even consider financing something they didn't have the cash for, and mostly I agree. But I do think there are situations where this gets a little ... Read more...