Category Archive: Life

Mar 04

Would you move to cut your mortgage in half?

mortgage

When I was paying off my student loan debt I felt, “stuck” and, “broke”. I worried I’d never dig myself out of the hole that I’d made and I felt frustrated a lot. When finally submitted that final payment and received my, “paid in full letter” in the mail, I was thrilled…for a minute. Because …

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Feb 09

I lost my financial groove and I’m stuck

cars

Sunday morning Eric and I were having a conversation about our future. Basically I told him that I’ve felt, “stuck” lately and I’m not sure where I’m going with my life. To, “boil it down”, I’ve been working at the same company for 5 years. I worked so hard to pass my professional licensing boards …

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Jan 26

5 frugal activities I’m entertaining myself with during the #blizzard15

blizzard

“The weather is getting worse by the minute”, says NBC4 in NYC. Thankfully my employer let non-essential staff go home today at 4pm, to avoid the bulk of the snow and bad travel. So I’m now comfy/cozy in my PJs lounging on the couch and thinking about the 18-24 inches (depending on what news outlet …

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Jan 19

Condo assessments right after Christmas = Annoyed owners

Today I wrote a check for $500 to our condo association. The item I’m receiving in return? a fan to vent the dryer’s exhaust (hot air) to the front of our building. Am I super excited about it? No! But that’s part of the, “deal” when you buy a condo. Unfortunately, the needs of the …

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Dec 23

If at first you don’t succeed, Frye, Frye again!

tree

Almost everyone has heard of re-gifting, and probably many of us have received a, “re-gifted” gift (I know I have). But have you ever, “me gifted?” You know, the act of buying yourself a gift during the holiday season. Here’s how I “justify”, me gifting I’m pretty conservative with my clothing budget for most of …

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