Keeping up with the Joneses

We have some friends who seem to have an AMAZING life. They both own luxury cars, they have a vacation house somewhere warm (and fly there all the time. Like every other weekend). Facebook makes them look like they are doing VERY well, financially. I am sure you have similar friends- they travel all the…

Plans for the next few weeks

Hi all, It has been quite a while since I posted here regularly, and there are a few reasons for that. – I started a very busy exciting new job. -I started freelance writing for Investopedia. This has been a really fun way to get paid on the side to do something I already love doing,…

Giving Back for Free!

Dear Readers, Remember how I am obsessed with CVS? One of the things I like to do when CVS is having an especially good sale is to hold a toiletry drive at work. My office is right across the street from a CVS, so I am happy to collect the goods if people are willing to…

It’s Textbook Buying Time!

Originally posted on twentiesinyourpocket:
It has come to my attention that it is that time of year again…textbook buying time. Now for those of you who are out of school- you are lucky. You never have to go through the trauma and massive money-suck that is buying textbooks. Buying textbooks is stressful and risky. This…

Relationships and Money, Couple 4: Patricio and Carmelita

Today’s Relationships and Money spotlight is a guest post from my good old friend Patricio and my wonderful new friend, Carmelita. Because being a priest comes with unusual benefits (housing) this management strategy might resonate with some of you whose jobs have perks outside of typical paychecks and benefits. Patricio and Carmelita also are adjusting…

How to Afford Your Social Life

  Hi, readers! I spent my leanest years in some pretty rockin cities, and I didn’t let a shortage of cash get in the way of my social life. There are lots of ways to have a really good time without spending too much money- you just have to be clever about it. Here are…