On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2015 Check-in

@joyballz It feels amaaaaaaaazing. I'm kind of tempted to throw a big chunk at it, but I think I'd rather throw it at the loan against my retirement savings (for my down payment). But for now I'm going to savor it.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:43 pm 0

On How a Social Worker in Kentucky Does Money

I think Sesame Street was actually doing a thing on money (possibly associated with a specific bank) about separating money into categories of "for now, for later, for sharing". If nothing else it's a starting point!

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:35 pm 0

On If The Whiskey Bubble Pops, At Least It'll Be Delicious

Solidly team whiskEy over here, even though I barely drink the stuff.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2015 Check-in

Student Loans: January: $8,446.44 February: $8,274 Savings January: $8,300.95 February: $8,850.13 Side savings: January: $1094.61 February: $1245.95 Flights to Europe are covered here, but I'm waiting to see if I can score a deal that doesn't involve weird layovers. Retirement fund January: $27,906.89. February: $30,233.34 Over $30K! This feels awesome. Just keep going.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:26 pm 2

On Life Insurance Ugh Why

@SnarlFurillo that's part of why I'm glad to have it (as a single adult no dependents)! So there's a cushion of time before my parents would have to sell my condo etc (or decide to turn it into a rental property, whatever they decide!)

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:40 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

I estimated less than $100, which is sort of true but also sort of not true. Friday: $15 at the store, mostly for beer that I didn't actually drink this weekend. Saturday: dinner with enough leftovers for 3 days $25. And that was it because I couldn't be bothered to go actual grocery shopping or hit a yarn store so I can make a baby blanket. But then my MLB.tv subscription and wine club shipment for this quarter both hit so it was kind of like $300. But baseball and wine! two of my favorite things. total: $40 or $320 depending

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:29 am 1

On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

@megra I only found it this week! And I've used 3 of them. Also it's by calendar month, so go and get 6 in by tomorrow night and then get six more on Sunday!

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 4:56 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

The library is such a "duh" but I just discovered that there's a second digital library (Hoopla) for the Chicago Public Library and it's a different set up than Overdrive and has movies in addition to books/audiobooks. Plus you get 6 "rentals" a month instead of having to wait on a list for a thing you want to become available.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

@Erica I do this with rapid rewards shopping for southwest. I never buy anything online without seeing if I can get extra points for it.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

@Snarke I found that a pound of bacon from the butcher counter is cheaper than the stuff in the refrigerated aisle, which I find wonderful but confusing? (also then I can only buy as much as I need at a time)

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm 0