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

@Allison Yep! We've had a $400 month for my new pup--and last month, her first month, ran us $1,000. So far she's blessed us with 1 UTI ($225 all told) and 1 mystery illness ($75 so far, still in progress).

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm 0

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

@tw0lle Echoing everyone else! It's true that you gotta find a balance that's sustainable for you or you will burnout. You've probably considered this but just in case: is a side gig possible for you? Just something small to bring in play money? I have a work pal who has a part time gig (~10 hours/week) at a retail store to fund her boozin'/facials/etc. I often think about doing it myself, but then the laziness overcomes me.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 6:30 pm 0

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

@highjump Yes! $30k feels GREAT. It's about what I made yearly in my last job, so saving that amount in less than a year is thrilling.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm 0

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

I’m saving money so I can swim in it like Scrooge McDuck/retire. July was my 10th month of saving. June – $29,672 July - $30,099 We paid my wife's tuition out of pocket, so that hurt our progress quite a bit. But also, woohoo college! Feels great to pay upfront and sidestep loans.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm 0

On The Fraud Alert Specialist Who Calmed My Nerves

@j a y Ditto! CC all the time unless it's not an option. I use my checking account only to pay rent, pay my CCs, and buy stocks--three things! And still, despite all the world's caution, Vanguard accidentally withdrew $3,000 from my checking account with no record of the transaction. I lost about 6 hours to increasingly demanding phone calls and trips to the bank before I got the money back.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:18 am 0

On Spending Three Years in College, Rather Than Four, to Save Money

@BillfoldMonkey Would I want only people like her voting in the next election? No. We fundamentally disagree on who deserves full rights, privileges, and legal personhood, it seems!

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:04 pm 1

On Taking a Year Off to Do What You Love, A Year Later

@Ester Bloom I would love to read about this!

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Neville Longbottom

@TheLifestyleCreep This feels true and right in my gut.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Neville Longbottom

YES YESSSS

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

On Spending Three Years in College, Rather Than Four, to Save Money

@frenz.lo "I think there should be incentives in place for private companies and for local, state, and federal departments to remove degree requirements from a lot of entry-level positions, and sub experience requirements for higher-level positions" THIS is genius.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm 0