Where Do You Park Your Cash?

Right now, the main goal that I'm working on is establishing a $10,000 emergency fund. Just in the past week I've experienced some setbacks (more on this next week) but, nevertheless, the issue of piling up cash is at the forefront of my financial mind. The thing is, although I'm ... Read more...

I Have Conflicted Feelings About Payday Loans

I'm sure you read the title of this post and thought: What. The. Hell.  How, you're probably thinking, could a personal finance blogger have "conflicted" feelings about payday loans? Payday loans are the worst of the worst in terms financing options. Interest rates are ... Read more...

It’s My Birthday And I’ll Spend What I Want To

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I'm 28 today! Happy birthday to me! As a gift to myself this past weekend, I decided to go back to being a regular person, financially speaking. My sister was visiting to celebrate and I had a bunch of fun plans, so I decided to just tell my budget to fuck off for a ... Read more...

The Golden Rule: Why Gold Is The Ultimate Investment

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Investing in gold is a controversial move in the personal finance community, so while I'm recovering from a nasty back injury, enjoy this guest post about the why and the how of investing in gold! There are lots of avenues to place your money and watch it grow over time. Be it ... Read more...

Best Investment Agencies Going Into 2013

While I'm recovering from a nasty back injury, enjoy this guest post from Jenna Smith! J.D. Power did a survey of the Best Full Service Investment Firms and found that for the first time since the banking crisis, firms are back to their highs among customer satisfaction. For ... Read more...

January Recap and February Goals

Before I declare my February goals, let's take a look at how I did on January's: 1. Re-evaluate my 2013 financial plan - PASS! I re-evaluated, revised, and then revised again! Bonus points? 2. Read 2 novels - HALF PASS! I read one really quickly in the beginning of the ... Read more...