August 2008

Procrastination & 2 of my very best friends.

August 29, 2008

I found a killer rate to St. Louis! And by killer, i mean “the best i can find these days with oil sky high and the economy going down in flames” kinda deal :) Finding the bargain was nice, but what really piqued my interest was the process in which i got it. I really have no idea what i did, or didn’t do, to […]

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If you’ve got $13,000 in bad credit card debt, ask for help!

August 28, 2008

Or at least stop adding to it :) One of my friend’s bf had been going slowly under in credit card debt for years now, and finally decided to do something about it. My friend (the same friend who thought she got $300 extra on her stimulus check) told him it was about time to clean it up so he can stop stressing and worrying […]

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Getting Your Credit Reports and Credit Scores for Free!

August 27, 2008

You know what’s more satisfying than knowing your credit history? Getting it for free :) I already had a rough idea of where i stood, but checking it out every now and then helps to make me feel better, not to mention SURE that no one else is trying to be J. Money! There’s a whole gaggle of places to get your credit report, score, […]

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Have you ever signed up to a credit card to get a Free T-Shirt?

August 26, 2008

While I hate to admit it, I certainly have! Of course, those were in the ol’ college days when i was pretty naive about things. But man, i shiver just thinking about it! Thank goodness i’m a bit older and wiser now…or at least older ;) Anyways, I was reminded of it when I got a press release from someone over at They commissioned […]

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The Jerk Store called…They don’t want your checks anymore.

August 25, 2008

If you’re a check writer, you may not want to read further ;) I’m sooooooooo tired of them holding up the lines at the registers! Why does it seem to take hours to write a simple check? And even more importantly, don’t they know checks are obsolete? haha…okay, so maybe i’m a little biased since being a hardcore credit card fan and all, but i […]

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We just became members of the Pay it Forward club! (holler)

August 22, 2008

We have received a hefty check to help pay our grad school and mortgage costs! And the timing couldn’t be better. The Mrs. starts school on Monday! As in, 3 days from now. As in, WOOHOO for her, and BOOHOO for our money ;) Unfortunately I have to remain pretty vague here, but we’re talking about more than just a few hundred dollars. AND, better […]

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The gov’t gave my friend $300 more on her stimulus check!

August 21, 2008

Holy hot dogs. Would you cash it in if it happened to you? I told her to be veryyyyy careful here, the last thing she wants to do is cash it and then later owe the Gov’t back the $300 + interest at 17%! But is it possible that it’s correct? I don’t think so. My friend is single, has no kids, and has no […]

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I just paid $4.02 for a Starbucks, and it tasted awesome!

August 20, 2008

I am also a liar. It tasted just the same, except this time my wallet hurt. For the first time in a long while, i actually paid for it with my own dollars today! Imagine that ;) It sounds silly, but it really sucked. As many of you know, our company is pretty bad a$$ and pays for our addictions through a refillable Starbucks gift […]

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Time for another "Would you rather" question! (a hard one)

August 19, 2008

So here it is. You’re sitting in a room with all of your closest friends and family, and the mayor of your city singles you out and asks you to come up to the front. He/she tells you that the city has a proposal for you, and you MUST answer it no matter what. The question is: “The city would like to offer you money, […]

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iPhones are for Coders, and Sidekicks are for Ballers ;)

August 18, 2008

Wouldn’t you agree? haha…I don’t think i’d ever pick up an iPhone to be honest with ya. And not so much because it rids me of a few benjamins, but because i’m afraid of getting “sucked in” to techno-land! I already have a pretty bad habit of checking email, myspace, my stats on this blog, and everything else now built into our daily routines. So […]

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Avoid Overdraft Fees by Tying your Checking to your C/C.

August 15, 2008

This post comes off a pretty pissy experience I had yesterday after my paycheck bounced :( Everything worked itself out and i’m no longer upset/worried/scared of our company going down the tubes, but I did wanna share my thoughts on overdraft protection as it has a lot of value! First of all, did you know that you could even do that? Every bank differs, but […]

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I Did It! I Sold The Elusive SUV In Today’s Market :)

August 14, 2008

$18,900 less in debt, and feelin’ good! It wasn’t the easiest thing to do, but it sure was fun reaching the finish line. I put the Toyota Highlander on the market about a month ago, and this was the first hit i got! And to be honest, I almost just deleted it from the inbox because it sounded pretty “scammy”. The guy had emailed me […]

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I just found a strange, yet oddly alluring Dollar in my pocket.

August 13, 2008

How freakin’ cool is this thing? You might be saying to yourself, “yeah … uhh … cool man (wtf is that guy on?)”. But if you take a closer look my good friends, you’ll notice quite a few peculiararities here. This ain’t your regular dolla dolla bill, that’s for sure. First, the seal is BLUE! And so are the other normally green markings – pretty […]

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Worrying about money never got me very far…so why bother?

August 12, 2008

My brother wrote up a pretty clever “life plan” for himself the other day (which is quite interesting in itself), and under his finances category, he jotted the following: “Stop worrying about money – you’ll get it when you least expect it, and you’ll lose it when you least expect it.” My brother, getting philosophical about money?! I couldn’t believe it! This is the same […]

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