On Here Is Your Open Thread

I'm being Tonya Harding, but in researching her it turns out she's been through a lot, and I don't think she deserves to be a punchline to my costume. But... I discovered this yesterday and don't have a different costume to use instead. (Long read but SO GOOD: http://www.believermag.com/issues/201401/?read=article_marshall)

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:26 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@CeeEm Have fun!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:52 am 0

On Friday Estimate

I happen to have one staff event that includes dinner on Saturday and another staff event that includes dinner (a 2 day retreat that starts with a long drive) so lots of things are covered for me. Yay for having 2 jobs? Anyway, $5 for parking when going out tonight (I'm in a show, so $0 for tickets), maybe $15 for car snacks to share for Sunday's long drive, and another $25 because I'm low on groceries for breakfasts/lunches. I also have $30 of books in my cart (Indigo, not amazon!) and I'll click buy this weekend. Gas is also really cheap so I'll probably top up, even though I'm not empty (another $20) Total: $95

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:49 am 0

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

@grandma_nancy responsibility!!!

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:48 pm 0

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

Got serious in August about aiming for saving 10k in a year (thanks for Billfold inspiration!): Sept 30: $2163.04 Oct 31: $3163.04 (but $750 was from savings pre "10k in one year" goal, so I'm $2413 or about a quarter of the way to my goal)

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:48 pm 0

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

@andnowlights Wow! I'm so excited for you for November! So close!

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm 0

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

Any idea how long Mike usually takes to send his congratulations? I've been waiting since April! (I don't mind waiting, but I'm worried I slipped through the cracks)

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:39 pm 1

On Trying to Pay Off Debt and Falling Off the Wagon (As We Do Sometimes)

@j a y That would work if I had started doing it when I first got the raise. Now that I'm used to spending it... I don't know where to cut back. I tried to just pretend that $300 it was never there, but I ran out of budget money 3 weeks into the month! I like the idea though. Maybe I need to start smaller... pretend $50 doesn't exist in November, then maybe $100...??

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm 0

On Trying to Pay Off Debt and Falling Off the Wagon (As We Do Sometimes)

Can we have an open post with a comment thread dedicated to brainstorming where lifestyle creep is happening in our lives? I buy cheese when I need it, even if it's not on sale, but that hardly accounts for the fact that I'm spending about $800 more per month now that I make $800 more per month. It doesn't even make sense! Where is it going! I honestly don't know! I just started using YNAB so I have no old numbers to compare against.

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 2:11 pm 1

On Darling I'm a 1 Thing Dressed As a Daydream

I need to dispute a dental bill!

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm 0