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September 2011

Are You Good at Returning Things?

September 20, 2011

If there’s one thing I usually hear over and over again from people, it’s that they need to get better about returning things. They always say it’s on their list, and they’ll be getting to it soon, but something tells me it never actually gets done ;)  Which is kinda weird to me cuz it’s more MONEY in the bank!!  And if you’re not using […]

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Our Cat Didn’t Die! Our Cat Didn’t Die!

September 19, 2011

For anyone following me on Twitter, you’ll know our 13 y/o cat – Bob – was barely hanging on to life this weekend. Thankfully he survived (this round, at least), but it’s always scary when your pets keep getting older & sicker, and you end up visiting the vets office more than you do Starbucks ;) You don’t wanna think about the impact it has […]

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5 For Friday: What would you do with…

September 16, 2011

Let’s do another 5 For Friday, shall we?  Haven’t done one of those in a while… I feel like I still need to get to know you a little more ;)  Soon enough we’ll be besties! Today’s theme is “What would you do with _____.”  And to play along, all you have to do is answer these 5 questions (honestly, and from the heart!) and […]

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Property Tax Bill Almost Gave me a Heart Attack!

September 15, 2011

Have y’all got your property tax bill recently?  Not sure if they’re staggered out to homeowners individually, or there’s some shotgun style they do them all in, but either way ours just came in and it almost gave me a heart attack!  I mean, I know that our home value’s been going down or at least leveling off over time, but this number seems pretty […]

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My Secret Loan From Mom & Dad (True Story)

September 14, 2011

None of you know this yet, but I’ve been keeping a rather salacious secret from you when it comes to my financials ;)  I don’t know why I did it at first, other than seeing how long I can keep something hidden for, haha… (and here you thought I spilled *everything!*) but after a while I guess I just kinda got used to it and […]

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Who Has a Bucket List? Who Wants $500 Towards it?? ;)

September 13, 2011

That’s riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!  Hitting ya hard with a crazy – never been done before -  $500 cash giveaway! To ONE lucky person! (Woahhhh! Who’s your favorite blogger?? ;)) Yup, we’re partnering today with the fine folks at Life Insurance Finder – an Australian group that helps people find out how much life insurance they *need*,  over how much an insurance salesman is going to *sell* them […]

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I Finally Got Health Insurance!

September 12, 2011

Can you believe it? Only a couple weeks since blogging about how stupid I was too – I’m pretty impressed with myself ;) And also with the site a lot of y’all sent me to:  eHealth Insurance! By FAR the best (and quickest) thing I’ve done in quite some time, I was kinda shocked.  Especially since the site does come across as kinda spammy, haha… […]

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I Paid 25 Cents For The Toilet And I Liked it.

September 9, 2011

(As sung by Katie Perry.  The Remix.) Haha… seriously though, I paid 25 cents to use the bathroom in Santa Monica last week!  How crazy is that?  I thought the only times you had to worry about getting jacked at restrooms were at trucker stops? ;)  And also Europe. (Oh! And Korea too – I once paid $1.00 worth in Won when I least expected […]

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Don’t Be ASS-Pirational

September 8, 2011

(Guest Post by Barbara “Babs” Wagner – author of last week’s “what old people know” post. I liked her stuff so much I thought I’d post up another one! And plus, I’m out at USAA’s headquarters today getting my learn on ;) Let me know if you wanna see more of her? Maybe she’ll get a weekly thing?) I’m a bit confused by some news […]

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Net Worth Update: $219,283.45 (Down $14,000)

September 7, 2011

Uh-Ohs.  The markets are a crashin’!  But not like it’s that much of a surprise, eh?  When you play the game, you gotta be ready for the ups and the downs! (If only the downs could have happened BEFORE I got my huge influx of 401(k) though, haha…) But yeah – not a pretty site this month.  The only category we’re continually doing well in […]

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