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Archives for May 2011

Spending Roundup for May

Here’s the breakdown of where my money went in May: Fixed ExpensesThese are the easy ones. My car payment, car insurance, AT&T bill, cable/internet, and CC payments fall into this category. I budgeted $750 and spent $750. Groceries/HouseholdBudget was $250. I spent $202.60 – woohoo! GasGas is currently $3.67/gal. in my area. I budgeted $250 […]

Money Doesn’t Make You Smarter

When I was broke, I used to wish fervently for a windfall of cash. I mean, I think we all do that, but I took it to a disturbing level. If only some wealthy, unknown relative would leave me a fortune in his/her will. If only my limited edition Harry Potter watch would sell for […]

Random Thoughts for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s Saturday and I’m sitting on the back porch with my new BFF the iPad. The heat isn’t blistering yet – it’s only about 88 degrees – and I’m full from a family reunion earlier today. Life is good at this moment! My random thoughts: First, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who […]

I Fail at Life

This isn’t necessarily finance-related, but I’m having a small breakdown and really just need to say some things. Today was my son’s last day of seventh grade. I haven’t talked about him much. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at age 6, though I knew way earlier. And while I won’t go into a long […]

Idiot-Proof Your Summer Spending

My son gets out of school this week, and it occurred to me that summer really is here (despite the best efforts of Harold Camping, and my brain’s insistence that it should still be February). In my former life, summer meant shopping for new clothes and flip flops, taking weekend trips with friends, and going […]