On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: August 2014 Check-in

@ronswansonluva congrats on paying off one of your cards -- and all of your progress! and i think having an emergency fund for moving is a really smart idea. and if you never need to use it, it'll just keep growing!

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: August 2014 Check-in

I was just in my second and last wedding of the year, so it's time to go into what I call "hermit mode" and start saving more + paying things off. I'll probably add my Southwest card that I've racked up a bit too much over the last few months here next month. 401(k) Loan Payback: June – $3,254 July – $3,048 August - $2,867 Vacation Savings ($80/month, $2k goal by May 2015): June – $121 July – $410 August - $643 This was a good month for my vacay savings yet again. I threw extra freelance income in there on top of my planned automatic transfers. See ya next month!

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm 0

On B is for Bonus

@E$ yeah, i think maybe B for "balloon payment" would have been a better option.

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2014 Check-in

Well this month sure went by quickly! Here's my progress: 401(k) Loan Payback: June – $3,254 July - $3,048 Vacation Savings ($80/month, $2k goal by May 2015): June – $121 July - $410 This was a good month for my vacay savings -- I decided to throw some extra freelance income in there on top of my planned automatic transfers. See ya next month!

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:54 am 0

On Label Whoring at Thrift Town

I <3 thrifting and this article was terrific. Looking forward to hearing more from Beatrice!

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:46 pm 0

On Nobody’s Default But My Own: What Happened When I Decided to Stop Paying My Credit Card Debt

@ reynardina -- totally not trying to hate either, i just wanted to know what ended up happening. i hope that you're able to get back on track as well. credit card debt sucks, i too have credit card debt. best of luck to you!

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm 1

On Nobody’s Default But My Own: What Happened When I Decided to Stop Paying My Credit Card Debt

@wrappedupinbooks interesting! i didn't know that.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm 0

On Nobody’s Default But My Own: What Happened When I Decided to Stop Paying My Credit Card Debt

I'm confused about what happened after the author stopped answering the phone. The debt just went away? I feel like there's a paragraph missing.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm 5

On Monday Check-in

So, I think this might be the first time I ever spent less than my estimate, but let's double check... Thursday night: went to dinner at my friend's place. ended up spending $15 at the store getting fancy donuts and a box of crackers to go with the cheese another friend brought. Friday: went to my friend’s place in the Mission and finished a baby blanket i'd been working on. ate peruvian food for dinner ($31.50), and bought a glass of wine at the bar after ($9). Saturday: ended up not going to oakland to meet up with a friend. stayed in all day and then went to Jack in the box ($8) and karaoke ($32, $22 for drinks), then grabbed an Uber home ($6). Sunday: stayed in all day working on a project. did not leave the house. felt awesome. ($0) Original estimate: $107 Actual spent: $123.50 So I guess I didn't spend under my estimate, but less than $20 over ain't bad either!

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm 0

On Fourth of July Weekend Estimate

I was in LA last weekend and it was pretty spendy, so this weekend will be a lot calmer. Tonight: going to dinner at a friend's place. she's making risotto and already has too many bottles of wine, so I was told not to bring anything. maybe i'll bring some fruit or cookies ($10). Friday: spending the day working on a project, and then heading to my friend's place with roof access in the Mission to probably eat ($20), drink wine (free, i'll bring a bottle from my stash), and watch illegal fireworks from the roof, which are super cool and kinda scary. Saturday: meet a friend in oakland at the Oakland Museum of California to work on our websites. ($7 bart fare, $20 lunch) Sunday: the deadline for my project is EOD sunday, so i'll be finishing that up, and maybe watching some Netflix. ($0) also, i should do a trader joes run. ($50) Total estimate: $107

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm 0