2012 Health Goals

Newsflash: I am not the world's healthiest person. I did quit smoking three years ago, but that's basically the only healthy thing I've done for myself in years that I've actually stuck to. So this year, I have a couple of health goals:1. Complete the couch-to-5K running plan2. ... Read more...

2012 Financial Goals

Yesterday I wrote that I want to do one post per day, every day this week about my 2012 goals. Today I want to provide some details about my 2012 financial goals. I have only two financial goals this year and I'm really excited about accomplishing them:1. Establish and maintain a ... Read more...

Updates and 2012 Goals

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I certainly had a nice Christmas at home with my family. I also received a Liebster Blog Award from the wonderful If I Were a Wealthy Girl. I will be passing on the award to my five favorite bloggers early next week because this week I ... Read more...

Christmas 2011: My Gift Buying Strategy

A lot of PF bloggers - and probably regular people, too - set a small amount of money aside every month in anticipation of needing a large sum of money every December. The money builds up over the course of the year and by December a large amount of money is available for the ... Read more...

Danger, Will Robinson!

My favorite store in the world, Anthropologie, is moving into my neighborhood. Like, a mile away. On January 27th. Start sending me willpower vibes. I will need all the strength I can get! ... Read more...

Bad Financial Habits: I Still Have Them

It is an exceedingly rare circumstance under which I discuss my personal financial accomplishments in my "real" life. One of the reasons I choose to write this blog is that I get to discuss - with like-minded people - a topic that is taboo in most circles. But every once in a ... Read more...

My Bloggy Secret Santa Gift Arrived!

Yesterday I arrived home to find an unexpected package at my front door. It was my bloggy secret santa gift! How exciting! My gift came from the wonderful Debby at Nanny's Place. Take a look at what she sent:This is a very cool tape dispenser that looks just like my favorite pair ... Read more...

On The Day That I No Longer Have to Say Yes

"Want to serve as the school's SAT/ACT coordinator? It pays $25 per hour." Yes!"Want to write curriculum for U.S. history? The stipend is $800." Yes!"Want to tutor after school for government? It pays $25 per hour." Yes!"Want to teach summer school? It pays $35 per hour." ... Read more...

Small Business Saturday

Guess what? Today is Small Business Saturday! It's sort of meant to be a counterbalance to Black Friday, where everyone runs out to the big box stores and neglects the special and unique items that small businesses have to offer. It was created by American Express, so it's not ... Read more...