What About This?

When I was talking to one of my coworkers the other day about something totally unrelated, she mentioned that she has her paycheck split between two accounts: her checking and savings.What? I didn't know that was possible!I knew that, of course, if I wanted to participate in our ... Read more...

Financial Fails This Week

This week sucked, financially speaking:Exhibit A: After my colonoscopy Monday, I was desperate for a bagel. T took me to the bagel place right from the doctor's office, we parked outside, but neither of us had quarters so we just popped into the bagel shop without feeding the ... Read more...

Rules

As a Type A person, the world seems (to me) to be filled with rules: get straight As. Go to college. Get a job. Find a husband. Have a baby. Buy a house. Lose the baby weight. When I got serious about my finances a few years ago, a whole new set of rules popped up: pay off debt. ... Read more...

Not Much to Report…

I'm having a very financially uneventful month. I'm not going to make any progress on the car debt because I have a lot of other expenses coming up, between T's birthday and my trip to go read tests and a few other major social events. So, I guess I'll be happy if I break ... Read more...

My Thoughts on Second Jobs

Trent over at The Simple Dollar just wrote a great post about second jobs, and it's an issue I have a few thoughts on, too. Since I started working as a teacher I've always had a "second job" of sorts. I coordinate an after-school tutoring program and work as a tutor in another. ... Read more...

Stuff I Don’t Get, Financial and Otherwise

Sometimes, the world around me baffles me. Here are a few examples:1. People who think nothing can go wrong. Ever. And because they think nothing can go wrong, they have no financial exit plan.2. Dave Ramsey's view on credit cards. If he's so confident that he's teaching people ... Read more...

Three Great Books I’ve Read Recently

I don't discuss it very much here, but I read. A lot. Like, a lot a lot. I really like non-fiction, especially the Malcolm Gladwell-type non-fiction that illuminates some aspect of life I've never considered before, or at least that I have considered recently. Interestingly, I ... Read more...