Congrats on the job offers! You are like an inspiration to me.
@stuffisthings does working more hours really make you more productive, though?
the author of the article actually seems like a downer and a jerk.
I think this is a great idea! I wouldn't have called myself "poor" but for a long time I wasn't make a lot of money. However, I kept my credit good and was able to cash in on getting lots of credit card rewards, 0% balance transfer offers, etc. that allowed me to really save a lot of money on interest and fees and even pay off my debt faster. I also like the savings accounts idea. I remember reading an article on individual development accounts and how they are helping low-income folks save for down payments on houses. I actually joined a mailing list but I never qualify for any of the accounts.
@LookUponMyWorks, sorry to be a paranoia-inducer, but if hackers did get your info & credit card thieves are opening cards in your name... then credit card companies may be encouraged and send you offers. i would definitely get credit monitoring! it's not very likely but i would check anyway!
i spent way less than i thought i would this weekend, yay! friday: lunch $7 dinner: $14.75 (for boyfriend & i) saturday: groceries $31.97 walgreens: $6.05 2 drinks & tip: $25 cab tip - boyfriend spotted the ride but needed $1 for extra tip sunday: two magazine subscriptions on sale (atlantic & ny mag): $10.98 estimate: $150 actual: 96.75
did anyone file their taxes yet? i am waiting for the irs to approve my refund! i should get about $1k back and i think this will bring me up to 6 months of expenses saved!
@aetataureate no,not really. the job pays decently (and a huge raise from my previous job which i didn't like), but i don't feel like this is what i want out of my career. my job also literally has "intern" in the title which makes me feel sad, even though i am carrying my boss on all her duties. i went back to school while working full time to get into accounting/finance but i don't like it at all. i feel compelled to find another job in the field before giving up completely, but i really dislike what i am doing so far.
@Caitlin with a C i haven't read scalzi in a long time but i do enjoy his posts! thanks for sharing!
today i'm going to buy lunch. i have successfully brought my lunch 4x this week! and i only bought coffee once (one for me and my boss). i consider this a good week spending wise! going to go out saturday night though, so it should be pricy. - lunch: estimated $10 - dinners: $20 - bar on saturday + cab ride home: $75 - groceries: $45 = $150? yikes