August 2008

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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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, 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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