January 2009

Could you comfortably spend an extra $80 today on a whim?

January 30, 2009

Or does your budget not allow for such a thing? Fortunately/unfortunately, I’ve had some random a$$ things come up where I’ve had to ask myself the very same thing. And luckily (due to sexy budgeting and knowing where all my money hides), the answer has been a firm YES. The most recent occurance happend as I popped into my dentist this morning for a routine […]

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"Bank of America is Milking Taxpayers…Three Times"

January 29, 2009

Got this flyer while walking past a Bank of America an hour ago… If you click to enlarge it, you’ll see some pretty compelling evidence against them regarding bail-outs. No idea how one-sided this is or anything, but it can’t be good for business. Gotta love freedom of speech :)

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Does the financial crisis have a silver lining? (Q&A)

January 29, 2009

Yeah, for sure! It may not override the ugly situation out there, but they do exist – they always do, it’s just a matter of finding them sometimes ;) The Public Insight Network shoots me a poll every now and then asking for some input, and this time I had something to say! And since they fit in nicely w/ the bloggy blog here, I […]

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Hell yeah I check my bank accounts every day! Why not?

January 28, 2009

Keeping daily tabs on your accounts are good for the financial soul ;) Not everyone enjoys doing it these days – esp with some in particular (*cough* 401ks, *cough* mutual funds) – but I find it important to do, even if only once a week instead. It’s just crazy the amount of things that could happen w/out our knowledge! ID theft, incorrect transactions, wrong tip […]

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How Much Is Car Insurance Per Month?

January 27, 2009

How much do you pay for car insurance? Not $1600 right? That’s how much a friend of mine pays every 6 months – $1600!(ouch). I guess it doesn’t help having a couple DUI’s and a fancy a$$ sports car ;) With extremes like that aside though, what do you think the average person pays for car insurance? Just how much does car insurance cost per month? […]

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The Awesomest Compilation of Weird & Crazy Jobs E-V-E-R!

January 26, 2009

And you thought today was gonna be boring ;) This all started the other day when my girl Money Mate Kate posted up some crazy-a$$ jobs she’s taken in the past (Italian Icee Truck Driver, Bone Counter, Substitute mommy?) – I was dying! And once I began to compose myself, it got me thinking…I’ve done some pretty whacked out stuff too! But as I started […]

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Dear Debt, You will have to PRY this cash from my fist.

January 23, 2009

You will win, as you always do, but i’m still putting up a fight! And how do you always know when i have extra cash around anyways? Do you have spies at my beloved USAA? However you do it, know that I’m not a fan. And when this little relationship is over one day, I’m sorry to say that you will not be missed. (no […]

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Hot Damn y’all, It’s Tax Season! Get Sexcited!

January 22, 2009

I know, I’m calling myself out as a huge psycho here. I really can’t help it though, this part of the year gets me all excited and giddy! There’s something so satisfying about gathering all your paperwork for the year, and then closing it all out. It’s like the Super Bowl of your Money, if you will ;) Of course, it’s probably a bit more […]

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Renters are BAD for your home value? Are you cereal?

January 21, 2009

That’s the word on the street from some communities out there. They’d rather have your house empty and foreclosed upon than rented out and occupied! I’m not digging that boss. But according to an article i just read in Feb’s SmartMoney mag (pg. 91), that’s what a good 40% of homeowners associations are restricting – your option to rent out your own place!Did you even […]

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Happy "Thanks for the day off Obama!" Inauguration day :)

January 20, 2009

Can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeves good sir! (Perhaps world peace?) Here are a few tips for those witnessing history in person: Do’s today: Stay warm & use a lot of body heat – ow ow!. Drink lots of fluids. Be alert. HAVE FUN! Don’ts today: Try and get Obama’s autograph. Say any stupid terrorism words (like “terrorism”). Drive within […]

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J’s New Year’s Resolutions – no pressure, no problem mon!

January 19, 2009

All this drinkin’ & dancin’ & beachin’ has jostled a few goals loose this weekend ;) And it’s a good thing too as i was starting to think i lost all motivation! But I’m back in action and happy to say that ’09 is gonna be THE year to remember. I can’t tell you how or why that is, but i’m sure damn excited about […]

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So far so good – We’re off to the Bahamas and $178 richer!

January 16, 2009

It’ll be our first destination wedding we attend :) And if you recall, we said hell to the no on picking up the travel insurance as it just didn’t make sense this trip. I really hope i’m not jinxing our selves here, but by the time you read this i *should* be on that plane and going on my merry way. And please, pray we […]

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PS: Tell me I’m not the only bitter one in this crap economy!!!

January 15, 2009

Oh how i love me some reader mail! This one comes from a fellow budgets lover who just wanted to know that she’s not the only crazy out there. Her email was too colorful to take a part, so i’ll just copy and paste it here and then give my response :) Plus, it’s hella fun to read! It’s not every day you get some […]

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Does anyone know if Pet Insurance is worth the beans?

January 14, 2009

One of our eldest cats (we’ll call him Bob), is starting to get up their with age, he just turned 10, and Pet Insurance is looking quite sexy these days. The problem is, or problems really, is that I have absolutely NO experience or knowledge, or even a clue for that matter, about any of this stuff. Like, is Pet Insurance even worth it? Does […]

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