Category Archive: Money

Nov 12

Side hustles that suck: ebay

greenies

Over the years I’ve made a pretty tidy sum of money selling stuff on ebay. From old clothes and books to electronics and jewelry gifted by ex-boyfriends (not like I was going to keep wearing it after we broke up!) I’ve sold a bunch of stuff. For a while when I was in college, I …

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Oct 27

Some people have, “that kind of money”. You Don’t!

Oprah and Justin

Many years ago I watched an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show that really resonated with me. Although I don’t know Oprah personally, I’ve always imagined that she is as down to earth and approachable in person as she was on her show. Despite her success and fame, Oprah has always been very honest about …

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Sep 29

4th Quarter Goals

goals

I can’t believe that it’s almost October! It feels like just yesterday we were making New Years Resolutions (well, I didn’t really make any, but I enthusiastically read everyone else’s!) and now another year is coming to a close. Don’t worry, I know we still have a few months left and I’m not trying to …

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Sep 24

Oops they did it again: 8 Tips for Buying a Used Car on a Budget

Not my parents' car

This weekend my parents called me, “pleased as punch” (again!) with news that they purchased a (another) new car. If you remember from my previous post, my parents purchased another new car about 6 years ago. Previously my mom was driving a Saturn Vue. Per my step-dad, the Vue needed some pretty expensive maintenance and …

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Sep 19

Why the debt snowball wasn’t for me

snowball

If you’re interested in personal finance you’re probably familiar with the, “debt snowball” method of debt repayment. Popularized by author and radio talk show host, Dave Ramsey, the debt snowball is a debt reduction method whereby you list your debts smallest to largest and pay them off aggressively, one at at time. Example: Let’s say …

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