June 2010

Social Media, Money, & Friends

June 30, 2010

So the 20 Something Bloggers posed an interesting question this week, and for once I thought I’d participate. Not because the others were weak or anything, but when it comes to money y’all know I’m ’bout it ’bout it! Plus, there’s an off chance of winning $100 ;) I know, I’m a slut. Here’s the question, in question – feel free to answer it yourself […]

19 comments [Check out the full article]

Awesome Book (& Giveaway): “Three Cups”

June 29, 2010

Hey guys! We’ve got an EXCELLENT book to talk about and give away today. And one I’ve actually read from cover to cover! Granted it’s a kid’s book (and I got it for free) but still – a book’s a book ;)  And a financial one at that. It’s called Three Cups by Mark St. Germain, and I thought it was fitting since we’ve been […]

39 comments [Check out the full article]

Out With The Old, In With The New

June 28, 2010

That’s where it’s at, ladies and gentlemen! Unloading all that junk in our lives and replacing it with fresher, more worthy stuff. (In both the brain AND our physical world). But instead of being wasteful about it, we can really harness the power of the internet and pimp out our frugal skills! A perfect example:  Selling your “old” iPhone and using the cash to upgrade […]

13 comments [Check out the full article]

Would You Rather… Life vs. $100,000

June 25, 2010

Woohoo!  My first “Would You Rather” of the year! Remember when I used to do these like every other month? I guess there’s only so many you can do until you run out of ideas though, at least if we’re sticking to the financial mold.  It’s probably good that I can’t throw out any of my REAL feisty ones anyways ;) If you ever make […]

43 comments [Check out the full article]

To DINK or Not to DINK

June 24, 2010

So my girl Kristina over DINKS Finance caused up quite a buzz on her post yesterday. She posed the question of whether it was smart, or selfish, to NOT have kids? ;)  It was a pretty interesting breakdown of Pros and Cons to say the least, so of course I had to tweet & facebook it around. It’s quite a loaded question. Then I got […]

57 comments [Check out the full article]

Do Not Give Me Money!!!

June 23, 2010

I am not stuck at a hotel, cash-less, and trying to get home ;) Nor do I have a $50,000 car for sale at only $15,000, or am I looking to share my wealthy inheritance from King Aboobowee over in a country who’s name I can’t even pronounce.  In other words, WATCH OUT FOR EMAIL SCAMS! There are some crazy ass hackers out there right […]

22 comments [Check out the full article]

Pat Yourself on The Back Financial Rock Stars!

June 22, 2010

When was the last time you thanked yourself for getting on top of this money stuff? Have you thought about how far you’ve come since starting? If not, give yourself a hearty pat on the back right now. Whether you’ve been rockin’ it for 10 days or 10 years, the fact that you’re currently acting on it and getting involved is HUGE. Be happy with […]

10 comments [Check out the full article]

The Car That Guzzles Money.

June 21, 2010

It’s just not my week in car world. You know how people say things happen in threes?  Well, it seems to be true with my not-so-pimpin’ Caddy these days. I love it to death, but sometimes it can really frustrate me.  Is that what having kids is like? ;) The wrath of the money guzzler: 1)  I got a $40 speeding ticket. I know, not […]

17 comments [Check out the full article]

Don’t Go to The Grocery Store Hungry

June 18, 2010
Thumbnail image for Don’t Go to The Grocery Store Hungry

Do you ever do that to yourself? Go grocery shopping when you’re starving? I fall for it ALL the time and I always want to buy everything! It really is the worst… every aisle just seems to jump out at ya and tries to wiggle out all that money in your pocket. But what are you to do? You’re hungry!  You want to eat everything […]

17 comments [Check out the full article]

Talking About Money Before Marriage (DO IT!!!)

June 17, 2010

I got this email from zendough.com that said only one-fourth (24.2%) of survey respondents talked about finances, and created a budget, before getting married.  ONE FOURTH. That is NOT a lot of talkin’ going on!  What the hell is up with that? How can you not talk about money?  Do you not talk about sex or kids either?  Or does “love conquer all?”  Okay, well […]

22 comments [Check out the full article]

The Ultimate SmartyPig Giveaway: $200!

June 15, 2010

Gooooooooooooooooood morning friends! Not only is today Pay Day, but it’s also “Give Away $200 Worth of Gift Cards Day!” Yup, SmartyPig & J. to the Motha F’in Dollar Sign is teaming up to give y’all some money and help spread the good financial word.  It’s a good time to be on this blog ;) About SmartyPig For those not already familiar with SmartyPig, they’re […]

221 comments [Check out the full article]

Increase Your Savings w/ Every Raise You Get

June 14, 2010

Lifestyle Inflation’s a bitch. There, I said it.  The old me could have cared less about this stuff, but not anymore!  You give me a raise or a bonus or $hit, a $20 birthday bill and you better believe a good portion of it’s going into my savings :) I’m sure I’ve talked about this at some point in this blog’s existence, but “lifestyle inflation” […]

22 comments [Check out the full article]

Love Drop Update + Others

June 11, 2010

Where do I start? You guys were AMAZING the other month. Our very first Love Drop raised $480.66 over just ONE weekend!!!  That’s almost $500 that went directly (or almost directly – there were a few fees from PayPal) to Angie’s family to help them rebuild their house :) I’ve never experienced anything of mine burning up before, so I can’t even imagine the emotional […]

5 comments [Check out the full article]

Why I Work in Customer Service

June 10, 2010

I work in customer service because most customer service people I talk with suck. Really bad.  They don’t mean to suck, but they usually do. In fact, I always joke that most people in customer service are the ones that should NOT BE in customer service ;) There are some exceptions of course (Zappos, USAA, Godaddy), but if you poll most of your friends you’ll […]

24 comments [Check out the full article]