On Monday Check-In

*Sigh* My credit card is over limit. I completely forgot about some purchases (despite logging everything in my Google spreadsheet...) and now it's over. But I think they know that I give them a payment every two weeks (on payday) so they let some pre-authorized payments go through instead of being rejected. Which is worse for my credit, I wonder? Rejection or over limit?

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 9:24 am 0

On WWYD: Eavesdropping

I think I would have been helpful in those situations. At the grocery store, a lady didn't have quite enough to cover her groceries. I and the lady behind me helped cover the rest. It felt nice. And, honestly, I hope that if this happened tome in the future other grocery store ladies would help me out.

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm 1

On On Immigrants And Being Cheap

Yes yes a million times yes. My paretns came from Eastern Europe and my mother stretches a dollar thinner than a black hole would. They bought cars, did renos, took vacations... all in cash. If they didn't have the money, it didn't happen. I wish I was as good with money as she is!

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

This weekend is, uh, my Weekend Of Me. I'm going to get my hair cut and coloured tomorrow at a school/training salon so it should cost me less than $100 (which is a steal, frankly). Then I'm going to the healing waters spa in my city to do the water circuit, get a body sctub, facial-like thing, etc. That's going to cost me $240. Monday is a rare day off for me (hence Weekend of Me) so I will stay inside and play video games. Free! But still, it will be an expensive weekend. Especially if I go see my friend and we go get Thai food. $10? $15?

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm 0

On Obstacles to Getting a New iPhone

Can you only order it through Apple? Why not through [Insert American telecom company here]? I ordered mine through my service provider [Canadian telecom company]. I was put on a reserve list, waiting for the next shipment. They told me what number I was in the line. I got it in less than two weeks. Buddy from the telecom company set it up, I started using it 20 minutes later. I love, love, love my new iPhone. I tried to be upset over the amount of money I plonked down for it but then I just accepted that I love my smart phone and all I do with it.

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 11:13 am 0

On Shipping Care Packages to Soldiers During the Holidays

Right, so now I'm crying. This is lovely!

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm 1

On Let’s All Throw Some Money at Our Problems: November Check-In

SO be prepared to want to yell at me: My credit card debt (my only debt) is less than $2000. In theory, I could pay it off in about 2 months IF I stop putting things on it. I pay off a good chunk of it every payday, but I really like buying things! I'm the worst, I know.

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 9:30 am 0

On The Netflix Money Suck

This is relevant to my interests! We just cancelled the cable in our house because our maman does not want to pay exorbitant fees for it anymore. My sister and I watch watch most of our tv online. Actual TV watching is mostly the mindless "two hours just passed and all I have to show for it is House Hunters/Diners, Drive Ins and Dives knowledge. Which is USELESS. We don't even LIVE in the USA". Although we are in Canada, so we're going to have to figure out a way to get Netflix (the good one, not the crappy Canadian version) and Hulu and then we are set for life.

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm 0