Giving Plan 2011

With the decision to pay off my car now behind me, I decided to pare down my 2011 goals substantially. I wanted to set some really concrete, achievable goals that actually mean something to me, and I think I've done it. One of those goals is to establish and execute a monthly ... Read more...

Crisis (Basically) Solved

First, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who commented on my quarter-life (financial) crisis post.I read every comment at least twice in order to really internalize the advice I received and I truly, truly appreciate everyone's insight. Second, I've come to my final ... Read more...

I Don’t Want To Do This Forever

I haven't written much about this, but for the past 5 weeks I've been working at least 70 hours per week. I have two tutoring programs going on at the same time and I'm staying after school every day until at least 5:00. Before anyone says something like: "Oh, 5:00?! Boo ... Read more...

This Is What I DO Know (About Money)

I'm still undecided about my existential money crisis (and if you haven't thrown in your two cents yet, please do!) so while I've been thinking a lot about what I don't know about my money, I've also been thinking a lot about what I doknow. I've been committed to improving my ... Read more...

Advice! Please!

I'm in the throes of a financial existential crisis here, and I need advice. Seriously.Basically, here's my situation - remember how I cryptically mentioned that I needed to change my 2011 goals because "something" might be coming in my future? Well, if that "something" happens, ... Read more...

Ms. Moneybags

I have been spending like crazy recently! Full confession this weekend, but recently I've been going nuts with Groupon/Living Social deals and online clothing sales. In fact, I just added a shirt to my Land's End Canvas purchase from this morning via an online chat with a ... Read more...

I’m Starting to Think…

...that maybe it's not that important to be perfect all the time...that it's ok to pursue goals at a slow and steady pace...that spending money on having fun isn't naughty...that I'm too practical...that buying myself treats every now and then really does make me happy..and ... Read more...