Turbo Tax Giveaway Winners!

I'm pleased to announce the winners of my Turbo Tax giveaway! In the interest of full disclosure: to determine the winners, I didn't use any fancy randomizing programs (I'm such a luddite) - I just wrote all of the entrants down on slips of paper and picked at random out of a ... Read more...

How Do You Plan a Super Cheap Weekend?

You know how sometimes you get to the end of the month (or whatever the end of your budgeting "cycle" is) and you're reallylow on discretionary cash and the weekend is coming up and you have to figure out some way to have fun, but alas, no cash….what do you do? How do you fill ... Read more...

Get AP Credit, Avoid Student Loan Debt

I don't talk very much about it here, but I teach two A.P. classes. As in, two different A.P. subjects. If you're unfamiliar with the College Board's Advanced Placement program, it basically allows high school students to take advanced classes (to simulate a college experience) ... Read more...

Thursday: Most and Least

This week's Most and Least is going to be a doozy. My sister was in town to celebrate my birthday, so lots of eating and drinking and general galavanting - read, spending - occurred. Yikers. Thursday 2/16 - Thursday 2/23:Most expensive purchase: Wine rack stock up at Trader ... Read more...

What Makes An Expert?

Whose advice do you trust? I mean, really, reallytrust? Your mom's? Your doctor's? Your work mentor's? I've been thinking a lot recently about what makes an expert. Is an expert someone who has a degree? Who has personal experience? Who's done a lot of research? I think that ... Read more...

I Have Qualms With Tracking My Net Worth

A practice that is very popular in the world of personal finance - among both personal finance bloggers and non-bloggers who just watch their money - is net worth tracking. Net worth is essentially a measure of an individual's personal wealth. In case you're unfamiliar with how ... Read more...

Turbo Tax Giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to find an invitation in my inbox to a happy hour event hosted by Turbo Tax (this is one of the reasons I love PF blogging - no one in real life would be excited about this type of event, but I knew you guys would think this is ... Read more...

Thursday: Most and Least

I hope you're enjoying this new weekly feature on my blog! Please feel free to try it out on your own blog, just be a peach and link back to my blog somewhere in your post.Thursday 2/9/2012-Thursday 2/16/2012:Most expensive purchase: Ok, I promise after today I will quit talking ... Read more...

Guess What? I Tweet Now!

This is big for me. Up to this point, I have not participated in any type of social media. But I just joined Twitter! I'm telling you this is big for me!You can follow me @TeacHer Finance on Twitter and I also added some handy communication buttons, so now it's easy to subscribe ... Read more...