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

@ThatJenn It was just hanging out in the high $24K range and REFUSING to advance for a month, despite contributions trickling in. Now I just won't look at it until next month and I'll hope it's higher.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 3:41 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@Julie everyone (wisely) mentioning the holidays is making me think my un-earmarked side savings might end up being conscripted for gifts.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:33 am 0

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

@ChristinaMichelle Facing up to all of this is a HUGE step!! I don't know if having a separate savigns account to be an interim pay off step would help you find a balance in your cash flow (put money in there for a few days before paying off a card while you look forward to your next week or two before payday and try to map out where the money is going etc) but sometimes it can be nice to move money out of your checking account without sending it off to the CC right away. Good luck! and congratulations on the wedding!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:31 am 1

On Friday Estimate

Heading back to Eataly after work to eat and drink with a friend. Uh, this could get a little expensive $50??? and then I'm going to come home and bed forever. Tomorrow I'm going to volunteer, (free!) and make dinner for me and a friend. $10 of ingredients I don't already have on hand? Sunday: cleaning, maybe early voting, reading. Probably another $20 at the grocery store. Mostly I just need sleep. So much sleep. So hopefully this won't be too expensive of a weekend, especially since I had to buy all sorts of World Series Champs gear. $100 max

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:23 am 0

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

@jennonthego I love paying for big vacation expenses as you buy them and before you go. Then you just get to enjoy the trip!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:46 am 0

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

Student Loans: September: $9,162.36 October: $8,981.60 I feel like I'm marking off different thousand dollar thresholds faster and faster! I don't know if it's true (I only just upped my payment by $25 last month) but it feels good. Savings September: $7,537 October: $7,888. They haven't come back for the escrow refund but I'm still wary. Side savings: September: $467.98 October: $643.24 Still no target for this but I like seeing the number climb. Retirement fund September: $24,995.26 October: $25,496! Finally a little traction this month.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:38 am 0

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

@lisaf I'm trying to do a thing where as my paycheck increases (or my property taxes go down) I immediately set up higher pay off rates on my loans. That seems more satisfying to me than upping the savings game, because seeing those numbers go down is so soothing. And I daydream of the day when they are GONE and suddenly I have way more money a month to...??? (probably put towards my mortgage, but right now I day dream about FUN stuff).

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm 0

On Which Game of Thrones Actors Get Paid The Most?

@HelloTheFuture I want Sansa on the throne and Arya just killing everyone who needs killing for her. and then therapy for EVERYONE

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:09 pm 1

On Is There a Class Component to Catcalls

@umlauts Absolutely this, it specifically needs to not be framed as "those scary brown men are threatening these poor white women." http://www.bkmag.com/2014/10/29/hey-beautiful-on-the-racist-and-classist-implications-of-the-catcalling-video/

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm 0

On Did Your Parents Lie About Your Age To Get Lower Ticket Prices, And Did That Scar You For Life?

@garli ok, but sometimes I have a really hard time remembering how old I am, when trying to tell the truth

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:54 pm 2