August 2008

3 Things You Should Always Keep in Your Wallet (or Purse, or Money Clip)

August 11, 2008

I’ve blogged before about the contents of my money clip (which i LOVE – so much easier to carry around than a wallet!) but every now and then i get on a rant about what I believe people should always keep on them. Your wallet contents aren’t that high on the “oh crap” meter, but it definitely matters. Especially if you’re one who always says […]

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Paying $1 to use public bathrooms is good. Paying 25¢ is bad.

August 8, 2008

This is what crossed my mind as i waited in line for lunch yesterday. (How else would i spend 10 minutes of boredom?) I was in a Chipotle/McDonalds combo place here in DC, and I noticed there was only one bathroom. ONE bathroom, per sex, to share between hundreds of guests! I then thought about how to limit it’s use during the rush hour eating […]

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The Half.com, Amazon, Overstock, College bookstore challenge

August 7, 2008

Is there a best place to pick up your college books from? That’s what the Mrs. set out to discover just yesterday.As many of you know, Mrs. Budgetsaresexy is starting grad school this month, and is thus trying to find the best bargains out there for her reading material. And I gotta tell you, a LOT has changed since my days at the old university! […]

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Starbucks now offering $2 Grande Iced Beverages after 2pm!

August 7, 2008

Hot dogs! (or coffees, in this case eh?) This “discount” is a bit weirder than their permanent gift card ones, but it’ll definitely help some people out. Especially those hardcore double-visitor types…and for once, that doesn’t include me ;) It expires September 2nd, just keep that in mind as I’ll forget to remind you. Here’s what you have to do to get this half-off discount: […]

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R.I.P. Gift Cards. You had so much potential. Now you rot

August 6, 2008

Now that’s an attention grabbing title! haha…I’ve been coming across a lot of hooplah lately surrounding the idea of gift cards lately, so I figured i’d drop my own 12 cents. (I don’t know why people say “2” cents, i don’t think there’s any logic to it is there? I’m changing it to “12” cents) Did you know that billions of dollars go UNUSED by […]

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Net Worth: JULY – Flying solo and w/ a new Caddy :)

August 5, 2008

We still haven’t combined finances as yet, but we ARE getting closer ;) It’s just really hard to break this 28 years of personal finance! Now that i’ve finally got my gameplan up and running, the thought of revising it all gives me a touch of the heebie jeebies. haha…. BUT, as Obama likes to say, “It’s time for a change!” That, and i love […]

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Brangelina gets paid $14 MILLION for pictures of their twins.

August 4, 2008

How insane is that? I can’t even fathom $1 million, nevermind $14, and it’s apparently the most expensive celebrity pictures ever sold. W-O-W, I guess that’s pop culture for you – it’s not like i’d turn it down ;) What’s pretty bad a$$, though, is that they’re donating the $ to a foundation they created that focuses on helping children around the world. I tip […]

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You mean if I have a Porsche I’m not rich? Ahh, come on.

August 1, 2008

So I started reading this book “Your Money or Your Life”and I just about shot myself. Maybe it’s because I’m reading the older edition (remember how i got this book for “Free” since they shipped me the wrong one?), but my damness it’s so B-O-R-I-N…. zzzzzzzz. It’s so sad because i was really excited to read it! Maybe i just haven’t gotten to the good […]

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