My friend Serena recently came out with a new blog about "getting your life straight" (so new, in fact, that there's only 2 posts on it!), but her 2nd post really hit the nail on the head: Lying to ourselves about our money. Here were the top 5 lies she pointed out: Charging something now telling yourself you'll pay it later when you get paid (AGREE) Wanting something
UPDATE: The treasury has decided *not* to mint these ridiculous coins ;) In the span of the past hour and a half, TWO different people have emailed me articles on this "trillion dollar platinum coin" thing that's been circulating around the world wide webs... Of which I actually hadn't heard of yet outside these two friends emailing me about it (thanks guys!). I do my
Every time I think I can forget about my health insurance, something comes up and reminds me all over again how much I despise it. I know it's important and there's nothing you can really do to avoid it unless you were billionaire or something, but I'm still gonna bitch and moan about it anyways cuz this is my blog and I can cry if I want to ;) For those who were following
Nooooooo... SmartMoney was one of my favorite personal finance mags! Right up there with Kiplinger and Money, jeez... 20 years of publishing and that's that. I don't know if this was in the works for a while or not (after researching a little, it looks like they made the announcement in June?), but either way it's a sad day for the publishing world indeed... as well as my
Something interesting happened the other day when I walked into our jewelry store. My wedding ring had been getting a bit funky again, so as always I went in where I bought it 4+ years ago and once again tried to get it replaced altogether. But like the previous 4 trips of me talking with a manager (I get a different one each time), the answer was a solid "No," and instead I
If there was one site I rarely looked at, it was FMyLife.com. There was just nothing about it that I found entertaining at all (it's so depressing!), and for the life of me I couldn't figure out why other people would either. That was, until I came across their "money" section ;) For the first time since that crazy site came out, I found myself dying with laughter over here!
And one of them I've already done! Haha... the "old J$" of course ;) But seriously, some of these things down below are just downright off the charts on the silly meter - and I give mad props to SmartMoney for bringing them to our attention all these months too. (They have this section in the back called "Dumb Money" which I've taken 'em all from - very interesting stuff).
For anyone following the sick nasty Packers this season, they’re not only stompin’ everyone on the football field, but they’re now giving *anyone* a chance to OWN a part of their team as well! That’s right, as of yesterday afternoon YOU too can own a piece of your very own NFL team :) Woop Woop! Of course, we all know that investing in my beloved Redskins would be the
I was dozing off to Money magazine last night (cuz it was 3 a.m., not cuz it was boring! haha...) and one of the blurbs was on the their readers' most hated fees and price bumps - which of course snapped me right back up ;) Who doesn't love to complain with their fellow man every now and then? Here's what their 7 most annoying fees were - from worst to
Hahahhahaa.... that's what I was just told at Auto Zone today! I went in to pick up some WD-40 (the ol' Caddy is getting a little squeaky in it's old age) and the cashier told me "it must be nice" when I whipped out my money clip to pay. "Huh? What must be nice?" I retorted back. "Having all them credit cards! It must be nice to be rich!" "HAH! How do you know