Higher Up-Front Costs for Longer-Term Savings

Something I've recently embraced as a PF enthusiast is the idea of paying more money up-front in order to save money in the long term (or get more value out of a product). I actually have two examples from the past 48 hours to illustrate how I'm making this principle work for me. ... Read more...

This is So NOT the Post I Should be Writing Today

Yesterday I got paid and I added $350 to my Freedom Fund. Go me. I was planning on writing a post about how happy I am to be working towards my #1 2011 goal as soon as I got back from my Weight Watchers meeting (I lost 4 lbs.). Too bad I decided to stop at Target to get some ... Read more...

Here’s Something I Don’t Get

I don't get it when people vaguely say, "you know, I spent a lot of money last week so I'm going to spend less this week." And then they actually do it.Without checking their credit card statements every day. Without setting daily spending caps until their next payday. Hell, they ... Read more...

Eleven in 2011

So after a bit of an absence, I'm back and ready to tackle 2011. My first step is to significantly change my 2011 goals. I decided to take a different approach from the one I initially proposed. Instead, I'm going to set 11 goals for 2011. Why? Because it sounds cute :) But ... Read more...

Holy Moly!

It's been a long time since my last post! In fact, this is my first post of 2011! Well, first I got slammed with back-to-school stuff, then I got sick (I still am, actually), then my Internet started seriously acting up. I'm working on getting things under control, but I'll be ... Read more...