I’m Vested

As of exactly one week ago, I'm vested in my pension.  From what I understand, this means that, if I were to quit my job today, I could draw $2,284 per month, every month, for the rest of my life, once I reach retirement age - for me, this is age 52. Actually, at this point, ... Read more...

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

When I first started teaching I was 22 and totally in over my head. I was barely older than my students, fresh out of graduate school, and had no clue what I'd gotten myself into. There were a lot of moments - a lot of moments, guys - that I had no answer to a student's question, ... Read more...

Building a Career: What I Know So Far

In my twenties, so far, I've made many, many mistakes. I got into a lot of debt. I messed up really good relationships. I wore bad outfits, smoked too many cigarettes, and exceeded the speed limit on a near-daily basis. But one thing that I've managed to keep moving forward with, ... Read more...

Book Review and Giveaway Tuesday!

suze orman

A few months ago, I was contacted about reviewing the newly-released, updated edition of a personal finance classic: Suze Orman's The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity! First, let me ... Read more...

Expensive, But Worth It

Who wouldn't love that cranky face?!

Ok, here's the truth: about certain things, I am very, very cheap. There are so many things that I get annoyed about spending money on. Parking and cover charges immediately spring to mind, but there are lots of other examples. I drive the people in my life a little nuts ... Read more...