On Friday Estimate

We are going to St. Augustine with my mom! I'm estimating getting gas twice ($65), dinner out x2 ($100), brunch out x2 ($70), a trip to the Alligator Farm ($45), and a trip to REI ($200 - my dude needs shoes and we both need a little hiking gear). Total: $460.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm 0

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

@cryptolect Oooh, I will definitely look into it! I use USAA so I'm already very very pro online-only banking.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 1:18 pm 0

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

@LookUponMyWorks There's always the strategy of coming back today to boast... :)

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:52 am 0

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

@msworst Exciting! You are getting so close!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:48 am 0

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

@saretonin I love dropping a digit on debts. Congratulations on your progress!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:38 am 0

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

@EmilyAnomaly Crossing my fingers for both of us that the stock market goes up or stays steady... you're soooo close to that goal! I've looked at how much you get in interest on your vacation savings in previous months and am always in awe - my $10k savings account never gets more than a bit over a dollar. Any wisdom on where to bank to get anything like what you do on savings interest?

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:36 am 0

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

@callmeprufrock Wow, that's an ambitious and awesome plan! Best of luck, and good on your for starting early and planning carefully!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:34 am 0

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

@Allison Yessssss changing first digits like a boss! And your retirement fund is coming along beautifully!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:33 am 0

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

@TheDilettantista Awesome progress! Congrats on the refinance! And I hope the party is a lot of fun. :) It's always so hard to both try to balance fixing habits by buying with cash AND paying off existing debt. It's great that it's going well for you.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:31 am 1

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $199,000

Trex deck = a deck made out of this nearly-indestructible material that won't rot away. Pergola (I just learned this one!) = a structure with criss-crossing slats across the top that partially shade whatever's underneath. Picture a wooden trellis in a garden, but big enough for multiple people to gather under it (and often with all open sides). I like this one because it is closer to something I would ever consider spending on a house in my area!

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:25 am 0