2011 Personal Goals

In keeping with my self-imposed restriction on setting more than three 2011 goals per category (financial, personal, professional), I've identified the three personal goals I'd like to accomplish for 2011: 1. Lose 15 lbs. and keep it off So all that weight I lost last year? ... Read more...

2011 Financial Goals

I have a history of setting too many goals that are too challenging and giving myself too little time to achieve them. This is a recipe for disaster and has caused me a lot of frustration and disappointment in the past. So this year, I'm limiting myself to just 3 goals in each ... Read more...

Financial Updates + Happy Holidays

Some quick financial updates:+ I made a $500 payment on my car today! The balance is now under $6,000 - holler!+ My interest rate on my student loan dropped to 4.55% because I've made 36 consecutive on-time payments. Double holler!- My Christmas and entertainment spending got ... Read more...

Totally Bogus Fee #1

My dad loves the word "bogus." He always used it when I was little when I'm sure he really wanted to say BULLSHIT! Even though I'm 25, he still uses it frequently, like I can't handle the cussing. I think it's funny :) One of the many, many contexts in which I have heard him use ... Read more...

The BIG News Isn’t as Big as I Hoped :(

My life has been unusually crazy recently. I've had a whole bunch of work and social commitments since the Thanksgiving break and have barely had time to catch my breath! At any rate, I think I jumped the gun a little bit in announcing that I have BIG financial news in my last ... Read more...

I’m an Inspiration!

This Monday I was featured in Me in Millions's weekly Monday Morning Inspiration series. If you don't already read - and love! - Me in Millions....what's wrong with you?! Check out her blog and prepare to be impressed.I have BIG financial news, but no time to post about it ... Read more...