June 2011

5 For Friday: Bank of Mom & Dad Style

June 10, 2011

Oh yeah, good ol’ Bank of Mom and Dad! Freakin’ love that place ;)  A commenter last week reminded me that I’ve been wanting to blog about this again, and what she shared about HER parents really sounded pretty cool.  I think I’ll even do the same one day! Here’s what Mrs.”O” said: “As long as you keep your credit good (paying them back as […]

35 comments [Check out the full article]

Side Hustle Series: I’m a Lifeguard

June 9, 2011

(Guest Post by Rachel) I love having a side hustle. It’s where I get my beer money, coffee money, I-absolutely-need-to-buy- that-shirt money. It’s not glamorous, but I’m OK with that. I’m a lifeguard. It’s not just for high schoolers with sun screen on their noses. I’ve been a lifeguard since I worked at a summer camp back in the day. When I went to college, […]

19 comments [Check out the full article]

The Peruvian Chicken Party

June 8, 2011

(This is a Guest Post by mi amigo at Finanzas Personales Para Todos, a Peruvian personal finance blog. We met up for lunch one day while he was visiting the States, and we had some good conversations about blogging, families, and cultures. But when he started talking about these “Polladas” I kept wanting to learn more.  I hadn’t ever heard of them before, but I […]

11 comments [Check out the full article]

10 Ways to Stay Poor Forever

June 7, 2011

(Article by Elise Adams) This past weekend my husband and I completely ran out of money.  While I was crying myself to sleep over all the drama, I made a list of what we’ve been doing to stay poor for so long.  I must really love scraping the bottom of the barrel to have spent so much time down here! Besides, how can I STOP […]

95 comments [Check out the full article]

Your Spending Reflects Your Lifestyle, Not Your Income

June 6, 2011

Do any of you read Entrepreneur Mag? If not, and you like that kinda stuff, it’s definitely worth picking up (same with Inc.). Most of the articles are about growing your own biz or learning how to start one, etc, but my favorite section out of each issue is slowly becoming the one called “Your Money”  (Surprise surprise!  Haha…).  It’s not like I don’t get […]

22 comments [Check out the full article]

Would You Rather… Rich 100 years ago, or Avg. now?

June 3, 2011

OMG this is a good one :) Big props to NPR and Brad from Time’s MoneyLand for circulating this around – very clever!  I was starting to run out of some good ones over the years, haha…. so here we go – a new Would You Rather! Courtesy of MoneyLand: Would you rather: A. Live in 1900 and make $70,000 a year. or B. Live […]

53 comments [Check out the full article]

Sometimes You Just Have to Ask

June 2, 2011

If there’s one thing that’s REALLY hit home for me lately, it’s the power of asking for what you want. I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how awesome it is when you get into the right mindset like that! If all you get out of this post today is to ask for stuff more often, I will consider my work done here :) It […]

31 comments [Check out the full article]

Net Worth Update: $219,609.14 (Down $5k, but it’s OK!)

June 1, 2011

Yes, we lost $5k this month but we can’t help but smile! We freakin’ refinanced, baby!!! Two years of trying and it finally came true. So we’re all still in celebration mode over here… as you can tell from all the recent mentions of it ;) But that’s how powerful it was – we don’t even care about the $5k we just lost in the […]

20 comments [Check out the full article]