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My Credit Sucks

There is one drawback to reading a lot of personal finance sites. Everywhere I look online, I see stuff like this: And it really makes me angry. I’ve talked briefly before about filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It’s one of the biggest regrets of my life – not the part where I got rid of the […]

My Son Wants a Bank Account

My son will turn 13 this summer and he has decided he wants his own bank account. He has a small savings account, a ton of savings bonds, and lots of collector coins, but he wants an actual checking account with a debit card. What finance-minded parent can resist? I wanted to open him a […]

I’m No Financial Superwoman

I have practically raised my 21 year-old cousin. Well, I guess that’s inaccurate – my grandparents raised him. But before he could drive, I took him to all the places my grandparents didn’t want to go, like band practice, the mall, and the movies. I helped him with his homework. I let him stay at […]

Budget is No Longer a Four-Letter Word

Budgeting used to be one of those things I thought were for other people, not for me. I thought a budget was a good idea for someone who couldn’t manage their money, and I was managing mine just fine on my own. Never mind the fact that I was racking up debt and overdrawing my […]

Joining the Yakezie Challenge

  It feels silly since I’ve only been blogging for a minute, but I decided to enter So Over Debt in the Yakezie Challenge. Yakezie is an awesome network of personal finance sites/blogs. In order to join, I am committing myself to a 6-month challenge in which I’ll work to improve my blog, both in […]