Category Archive: Money

Sep 29

4th Quarter 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


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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Sep 08

Money & Relationships: Finding the Right, “Money Partner”


Have you ever thought about how you picked your partner? Was it her pretty eyes or his perfect smile? I picked my boyfriend because he’s a financial stud. Just kidding (sort of). Once we got past the initial, “getting to know you” stage, I was very impressed with his diligence in paying off his student …

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Aug 20

Can I ask you a strange money question?

money flow

The other day one of my staff came to me with a money dilemma. **Nobody at work knows about this blog, so I sort of chuckled to myself when she said that she wanted to ask me a, “strange money question.”** At first I thought she was going to ask me something about the payroll, …

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