Blogs are a funny thing. They are a collection of stories, of journal pages, of how tos, of advice that is shared with the hopes that it connects with someone out there who understands. Sometimes they are written just for the sake of writing. (those are kind of the best) I was chatting with a […]
Summer is nearly over. The kids head back to school next Monday which makes me simultaneously thrilled and sad. Is it just me or does time seem to speed up as your kids get older? We spent last week visiting my parents at the condo complex they manage in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Rehoboth is both […]
Despite the fact that I write a personal finance blog, getting out of debt has not been an overnight process. I often read stories of people paying off anywhere from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt in a year or less. These stories make me scratch my head because it’s clear they […]
First of all, I have to thank everyone who emailed, messaged me, commented, or reached out in the billions of ways we have to connect to offer their prayers, support, or just a hearty, “I’ve been there,” in response to my post about dealing with depression. It means the world to me to know I’m […]
You may be wondering why I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately. This may help you understand. I’ve been told by many people that I make it all ‘look easy,’ and that I ‘have it together,’ but in my mind that’s far from the truth. I even spoke last year at FinCon […]
2011 is here, and I’m made my peace with that. I had big plans to do lots of things with the last few weeks of 2010, but life and hundreds of miles of driving happened instead. I’m starting 2011 with a little sadness at the passing of the year, and some glee that 2010 is […]
We’ve made so many mistakes along the way, and most of them were avoidable. Many of them were made under the duress of having 4 small kids (or being pregnant with one of said kids), so I blame the hormones. The rest I’m 100% accountable for, but I also think my inner spender has a lot to do with it.
Here are 10 stupid mistakes that cost us thousands of dollars. Some are overall spending patterns/issues, and some are specific.
The Personal Finance Genie has been making the rounds on PF blogs. It all started when Adam from Your Money Relationship posted about the genie visiting his site. You can see what Adam used his wishes for as well as a comprehensive list of blogs who also posted their 3 Do-Overs. What are your wishes? […]
Dear Credit Cards, This isn’t an easy thing to say to your pretty, shiny face so I decided to write you a letter. I know I should call or write you, but I just can’t bring myself to look at your numbers anymore (I might memorize them and go shopping online). I’m going to take […]
I am back in my college town/hometown today for work. It’s a lovely place to walk around on a beautiful Spring day.
It’s an odd feeling though. It’s been awhile, and things have really changed.