I would absolutely ghost write a warlord's memoir if the price was right. Warlords, call me! I can guarantee at least one Arrested Development reference in the manuscript.
Mazel tov to everyone, yay moving toward goals! I have paid of all of my outstanding consumer debt (a Chase credit card, a Best Buy Credit Card, and an Anne Taylor Loft card) as well as a debt I had left to my boyfriend ($862), via a combination of Chanukah Windfall and Tax Return, so I am THRILLED about that. Still using my Chase credit card for small purchases that I can pay off in full each month, and I plan on using the Loft and Best Buy cards periodically just to keep them active (but, again, no more than I can pay off in full each month). I have also put a lot of money into my Emergency Savings account. My goal is $6,000 by the end of the year. I'm trying to put in $100 a week, plus any money I get from things such as odd jobs or clothes I consign. This month the Emergency Savings jumped hugely because I put my leftover tax return into the account. My birthday is in March so I plan on putting all birthday checks into the savings account. The account doesn't get much interest, but every time I use my debit card one dollar automatically deposits into it, so it'll just keep growing (especially if I can do my $100 a week!) At the end of January I had $55.02 in the Emergency Savings Fund At the end of February I have $1,294.42 in the Emergency Savings Fund (woohoo!) Really hoping I can keep up at least the $100 a week, so pleased that I have socked that much away in a month's time.
I'm paying down a personal loan from my sister. January: $627.90 February: $572.90 And I'm starting to save for a couple things: my emergency fund, a fund for mother-related emergencies (she's horrendous with personal finance, and disaster on the financial front strikes often and swiftly - rather than just putting it on credit as per my usual method, I'm trying to plan in advance), and a fund for future car maintenance. These were all $0 balance in January. Emergency fund: $49.01 Mom fund: $56.04 Car stuff: $5 This is literally the most money I've ever saved, so that's exciting. I am keeping it simple, due to extremely stretched funds - $1/day to the emergency fund and the mom fund, and then $5/weekly paycheck to the car maintenance fund.
By Bill Fostex on Logan Saw a Dude Steal Some Coffee And Said Nothing And Mike Is Like, That's Wrong
Has anyone tried visiting a medical professional for advice? That's what I do if I have a cold I can't kick after about five days or so. :)
Logan, someday you may work somewhere that wants you to use LESS CAPS and more "actual tags" and fewer QUESTION MARKS and EXCLAMATION POINTS but... please never ever change.
This this this this this http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/14/the-invidious-reach-of-personal-finance-snake-oil/
My only question after seeing that photo is, "Would you date a man WITHOUT a 24k gold shirt?"
I really like the personal perspectives here because personal finance is, well, personal. I think it's incredibly brave for Logan to open up about her situation. She's also, presumably, paid a living wage to do so. There are lots of right ways to do personal finance, but no matter how you twist it, overspending ain't one. Is it really snarky to point this out?