September 2011

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 , 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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IRA Update: Which Account is In The Lead?

September 6, 2011

What up what up!  I know it hasn’t been all too long since I announced the Ultimate IRA Test the other month, but some of y’all have been asking about it, and honestly I’d be just as curious too ;)  I’d be lying if I said I don’t check it every day to see who’s winning the race! Haha… For those who missed it – […]

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The Clock is Running.

September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day everyone!!! Just got back from my 8-day road trip, and thought I’d pass along something before you get out there and spend some quality time with your loved ones :) I’ll be doing the same in the spirit of non-laboring. See ya’ll back here tomorrow – hope everyone’s well! As read on The Good Life: “Imagine there is a bank account that […]

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Vote Now for Your Favorite Financial Bloggers!

September 4, 2011

The nominations are in!! And your boy slithered into 9 categories! THANK YOU SO MUCH :) But whether you like this blog, or the dozens of other finalists in the awards (All *great* ones btw), definitely make sure your voice is heard. Everyone works so hard at these, and it’s always nice to feel a little love. It’s our very own personal finance awards! Here […]

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I Went to College and All I Got Was This $200,000 Bill

September 2, 2011

(Article today by Kelli Space – of Gawker fame) I thought I knew stress back in high school, when my concerns revolved around spats with friends, looking like a TOTAL Loser for shopping at certain stores, and not being allowed to drive Mom’s minivan when I’d already promised everyone I’d get us all to the movies. I even thought I knew stress during college at […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Worm Counter

September 1, 2011

(Post by Shawna B., as part of our Side Hustle Series) My name is Shawna, and I’m the kind of girl who isn’t afraid to get a little dirty.  Which is no surprise why my side hustle includes dirt and worms. Due to a recent lay off, I took the route everyone does when they are looking for a job – I told everyone I […]

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