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Spending Roundup for August

What an interesting month it’s been for my finances! There have been changes in my budget, income, AND spending, making it slightly more complicated to keep track of everything. Here’s the breakdown of where my money went in August: Fixed Expenses These are the easy ones. My car payment, car insurance, AT&T bill, and cable/internet […]

How My Mate Turned His Finances Around with a Credit Card


This is a guest post from Mike Brains. We’ve all got one of them. A mate whose finances are an apt indicator of their chaotic life. Debt reminders, overdue bills, and warnings from bailiffs regularly litter their doormat. They’re always asking to borrow money. But yet they’re also always seemingly wasting money on the most […]

Poverty is NOT a Disease


Warning: This post is super duper long. If you have plans for today, you might want to bookmark for later. A few days ago, I read a post over at Gen Y Wealth that really got me fired up. While I have a ton of respect for RJ, the blogger behind Gen Y Wealth, I […]

Sunday Money Shuffle!


Jana at Daily Money Shot invented a game that I absolutely love – Money Shuffle. Here’s what she says about how to play: The rules are simple. I set my iPod on shuffle and wrote down the first 5 songs (yes, the actual first 5 songs. I didn’t skip if I didn’t like the song) […]

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

This is about how much I just got paid

  Wow, so I just woke up and checked my bank account, as I do every other Saturday, to see the amount of my direct deposit. I was especially interested to see this one because it’s the first from my new job. I knew it would be extremely low. I took a week off, then […]