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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. … Continue reading...

Money Doesn’t Make You Smarter

It doesn't matter how much money you have, it's what you do with it! This is a crazy story of someone completely blowing a huge windfall of cash. It seems like more money is the answer to budget problems, but it won't help if you don't think about money very well.

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 … Continue reading...

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 … Continue reading...

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, … Continue reading...

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 … Continue reading...