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    July 10, 2012--
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    rank within U.S. : 362,177

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Archive for the 'Budget' Category

I have a severe case of the blahs this morning. It’s a sweeping listlessness that makes my mind feel cloudy, like my brain is about to leak out of my ears. Presently I’m nursing a mug of green tea and stealing some cuddle time with my daughter. My plans for the afternoon will include relaxing [...]

After a slight pause due to car toil and trouble, M. and I have successfully smoothed over and revived our envelope system of savings, despite facing a semi-dissolved emergency fund. We were looking into online savings account rates as well to help speed up our savings. We cracked open the budget last night to fiddle [...]

The cash portion of our family emergency fund, anyway, has nearly been wiped out… Are you in danger of being wiped out? … and quite honestly, it blows. M. took his car in for inspection and the word came back yesterday: we are facing close to $2,000 worth of car repairs. However, I keep reminding [...]

As the delicious Autumn chill swirls through the city air, there is a riotous fluttering of crisp and golden leaves outside. Everything has such an enchanting russet undertone. Yesterday the first fragile snowflakes descended here, y’all! Lexi and I hit the wet pavement to walk three blocks to the mailbox. (Ruddy cheeks, delicate sneezes and [...]

M. and I are fond of browsing the farmers market for fresh, locally grown produce and it has become somewhat of a tradition in our little family to attend the market every Saturday morning at the parkway five blocks from our apartment. Once we arrive home, our sacks brimming with delectable bounty, another ritual ensues—the [...]

Overspending Alert! Just to be forewarned—we quashed the budget this weekend. Something akin to over a hundred dollars, obliterated. A peek at our spoils unveiled a few monstrosities. Our budget was blown on: * A penchant for pricey and delicious Oktoberfest brews. * Accumulation of necessary ingredients for a ‘finer dining’ type of meal experience. [...]

God, I hate bills. Every so often I retreat to my work area, clutching tattered scraps of invoices and receipts, and indulge in a heinously liberating tantrum of writhing in a corner and having a moan while banging my head against the hardwood. While chanting: go away, bills, gooo awaaayyyy. (thrashing and banging) Then someone [...]

Welcome to the Labor Day Edition of the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie! Enjoy perusing all the great entries this Labor Day and please take a moment to share a salient post or two on your social media platforms and through your blogs. Also remember, this carnival is hosted every second week by My University Money [...]

Ugh. Expenses. This weekend was brutal, financially. Another wedding. (Our second within a month.) A stag party last night. And another wedding reception next weekend. M. and I calculated our wedding gift expenses, and it’s reaching such an exorbitant amount, I feel foolish (as a professed frugal-y chick) confessing the amount. I wonder how others [...]

My epiphany for the evening, as I pant inside this blistering apartment: At the moment, even before a vintage typewriter (which I’ve always wanted, for the sheer pleasure of tapping on polished keys, to hear that familiar clickety-clack), I would love to acquire a sturdy, waterproof metal detector and wield it around like a bad-ass, [...]

Thursday evening, M. and I spontaneously decided we wanted to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday while camping by the ocean. We compiled a rough budget, and by four-thirty a.m. on Saturday morning, our rusty-orange Caliber was stuffed with gear and we were cruising five hundred miles to Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Our Anticipated Budget For Our [...]

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My Broke-Ass Budget

    Striving to reach one financial goal at a time.

    Paid-off Distress Debt:

    Current Net Worth:
    $31, 653

    My current financial challenge, as a stay-at-home mom, is to raise $1,000, somehow.


    $0 $112.50 $372.50 (February 2013)

    Total =
    $372.50 out of $1,000


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