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Personality Type vs. Financial Behavior

I first learned about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator when I was a graduate student. The MBTI is a series of questions that assigns you a four-letter personality type. There are tons of websites dedicated to explaining the various traits of each type. The MBTI is never 100% perfect as all of us have varying degrees […]

5 Lessons Learned From Bad Money Choices

From failing, you learn. From success, not so much. – Meet the Robinsons If you’ve been reading here very long, you know I’ve done some TOTALLY stupid things where money is concerned. Between bankruptcy, credit card debt, and expensive tanning bed packages, I have been the poster child for financial mistakes. Long ago, I decided […]

We’ve Moved!

As of right now, SOD has a new home – – though the old URL will still direct you. I’m a little stressed out about it. My Alexa ranking has dropped to zero, which affects my progress in the Yakezie Challenge. Google doesn’t see the new domain name yet and probably won’t for awhile. […]

The Two Ways to Get Out of Debt

At the height of my spending frenzy, my dad said something that made a lot of sense. Actually, he says many things that make sense, especially regarding finances. He should be the one with the blog! Anyway, this particular comment is one that I have found to be universally true: There are only two ways […]

The Stages of Overspending

When I think about my financial weaknesses, there are plenty of them to talk about. Until recently, I didn’t save money. I didn’t have a retirement account. I paid overdraft fees constantly. Probably my biggest weakness, though, is my predisposition toward spending. Even when I was a kid, money burned a hole in my pocket. […]