Some nights I sit down to write and I just can’t focus. Luckily I had an idea for a quick post on the backburner! As I mentioned back in my Digit review (RIP, although I think I’ve got another month before they start charging me), I’m a fan of savings apps, and the more fun and the easier, the better. Continue reading “Tip Yourself review”
(Spoiler alert: it’s to direct rollover.)
This is going to come a surprise to everyone reading, but it turns out sometimes even I make money mistakes, despite the near-perfection I am (she says, dripping with sarcasm. Because no). Continue reading “To direct rollover or not to direct rollover: that is the question”
I want to take a break for a second from all my personal money stories to talk about hate and intolerance and privilege. I’ve struggled for the last week or so over what to say or if to say anything at all, but when Canadians speak out (thanks, Cait!) and I haven’t, it’s long overdue. Continue reading “Money does not exist in a vacuum”
There’s a debate that rages on in the PF community, and people on both sides of it are super passionate about it. This is, of course, the latte factor. Continue reading “The latte factor and my daily walk to Starbucks”
I forget every year that it’s going to happen, but because of timing, summer becomes a not-great period of the year for me. The three or so months before it’s time to renew my lease always turn into a sustained period of low-grade anxiety about Moving and other such Life Decisions. This is probably more of a big deal than it needs to be, since it seems like in the process of scouring Craigslist to decide where I should live for the next year, I should probably figure out things like what I want to do with my life, or at least what I wouldn’t hate doing from 9-5 five days a week. Continue reading “On not saving money by moving”
Whew, I’m back from essentially two straight weeks of vacation (oops) and catching up on Real Life, Responsibilities, my workout routine, joyfully returning to a veggie-centric/non-fast food diet, etc. Clearly there’s a lesson to be had here about the need to start queuing up posts for weeks like this where I can’t seem to find time to write, but ahem. I’m back!
Once upon a time way back about 2.5 weeks ago, my sister and I were driving from DC to the beach for our extended family’s annual beach week. We were talking about life in general, and given that I’m a PF blogger/junkie and it’s near and dear to my heart, we were of course talking about money in that general life conversation. Continue reading “How traffic jams are related to hedonic adaptation”
Oy. Two weeks ago was an unexpectedly busy week and I didn’t actually mean to disappear but that’s just what ended up happening. Last week I was at the beach with my family and bless me, I legitimately went into the week thinking I’d sit down some afternoon and write up some posts to schedule during the week to make up for the disappearance. Jokes. Beach week is for going to the ocean twice a day, reading, sleeping, and eating too much. There’s just no room for blogging in all that vacationing!
But I’m back and here to talk about this month in my finances. Continue reading “July 2017: car windows and Craigslist”
As I was eating lunch yesterday and marveling at how damn tasty it was, even though it was the third day in a row of leftovers (and I’ll be having it for lunch the rest of the week), I decided to write a post about what and how I feed myself. Cooking at home is a large part of a frugal lifestyle and I’m always interested in what people are eating so I can get new ideas. Continue reading “What I’ve been eating lately”
Ah, June, you lovely, lovely month. To be fair, my income was inflated because I was underpaid the last week of May and my paycheck on June 2nd made up for that. It’s sorta cheating, but you know what? I’m going to take it. July is off to an extremely expensive start so let’s focus on the (net positive!) numbers for June instead: Continue reading “June 2017: a net positive month!”
Now that the blinding rage has died down, I think I’m calm enough to write this.
I don’t drive my car every day or even every week. I don’t check on it every day. Maybe I should, and maybe I will in the future even though I don’t want this to make me obsessive about my car. It’s 11 years old with almost 150,000 miles for goodness’ sake, and I don’t want to waste my life energy worrying about it. But disaster struck a few days ago. Continue reading “A $500 lesson in adulting and the importance of savings”