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

2015 Savings (Goal of $6000) January 2015:$500 Feb 2015: $1000 I have said before I want to start a vehicle emergency fund, but as soon as I get some extra cash (hi tax return) I spend it on the vehicles. So no harm, no foul I guess?

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 11:02 pm 0

On Fifty Nifty Small Town Rankings

@BillfoldMonkey I thought Chevy Chase was a joke. I mean, yes it is a small town, but it is cheating to call it a small town when it runs directly into other suburbs.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 3:23 pm 0

On Fifty Nifty United States Economy Rankings

@cryptolect Personally I would have picked a diner. I thought Arizona represented by Katy Perry and her dancing sharks were an inspired choice. As is Prince representing Minnesota.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm 0

On Fifty Nifty United States Economy Rankings

If you didn't click through to the link I would suggest it because the pictures accompanying each state are a mix of typical (South Dakota=Mt. Rushmore) and wacky (Florida= a bear in a hammock).

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm 0

On Pay to Play (In the Comments Section)

You say Troll Toll? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ8G2s--1zA

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 3:19 pm 0

On How a Woman Who Navigates the World as Her Own Savior Does Money

@Christy I have lived in both states and consider MD superior due to our better land conservation policies. VA has allowed too much McMansion sprawl to take over.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

I am working from home today since my car literally could not get up my long icy driveway this morning. Friday I rode and then had an unexpected date to get Thai food and watch "Kingsman", which the boyfriend paid for. $2 parking for me. Saturday I was up early for plasma (+$45) and then to my lesson. Went to the alumni hockey game, spent $5 after on a weird combo of food, and then hung out drinking a couple beers someone had brought with. Sunday my lesson was cancelled due to ice, so I vacuumed, steamed clothes. Once I figured out my Feb savings/spending I donated $28 to a Go Fund Me. I also returned a trailer hitch that was the wrong size. Estimated $15, spent $35 due to unanticipated donation.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:38 pm 1

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

@ronswansonluva Thanks! I need to really read through both but I think I will apply to the Development Coordinator position.

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm 0

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

@Lily Rowan Thanks all! I would like to leave my current entry-level job, sounds like this would be a parallel position. There is another position at the same place as an events manager. It sounds like I am under-qualified for that one, so I do not know which I should apply for. The answer is not 'both' right?

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 5:24 pm 0

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

@lisaf I also thought she was stealing from the salad bars/bulk foods bin. Samples are fair game.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:50 pm 0