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Spending Roundup for March

 Here's the breakdown of where my money went in March: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...

My Bank is Awesome

If you're new to SOD, I'll fill you in on a little secret: I'm slightly obsessed with my bank. I won't repeat my previous post about my love for PNC Virtual Wallet. To summarize in case you missed it, VW is the coolest thing ever and it's the #1 … Continue reading...

Complicating the System to Keep it Simple

I just made a major change to my financial plan that should, after the initial confusion, make managing my finances a lot easier. I start my part time job in April. Because I won't have a set salary, my extra income will fluctuate depending on how … Continue reading...

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 … Continue reading...

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 … Continue reading...