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Money Shuffle

One of my most favorite possessions is my iPod. I love the entertainment it provides and I relish in the escape I get from music. I appreciate all kinds of music (with my favorite being the overall rock genre), and my iPod reflects my eclectic taste. I also am a regular listener of Preston and Steve (for those not in the Philly area, this means nothing but they are, hands down, the best morning […] Continue Reading…

Fear factor: Self-employment

I recently guest posted over at Broke Professionals as to why I work for the government. In all of that description, I left out one key factor–I’m terrified of being self-employed.Please don’t get me wrong. I long for the day where I can work from home or a park or a beach without reporting at a certain time, doing what someone else wants me to do and wearing something that’s not my pajamas or yoga […] Continue Reading…

Debt is like a dog in a closet

This is my dog Barkley:Normally, Barkley is a pretty smart dog. He follows most commands and understands (for the most part) not to pee in the house. He’s a very lovable, cuddly dog who (wisely) prefers me over any other family member. Except Barkley has one problem. He’s small and sometimes, when we’re not looking, he gets stuck in closets.You see, Barkley has a terrible habit of coming into closets or the garage while we’re in […] Continue Reading…

Money Tune Tuesday: Money Talks

Bloggers talk. We talk on blogs, we talk on Twitter. Some of my fellow bloggers have even been kind enough to mention me on their blogs so I’m going to return the favor. When you get a chance (and make sure it’s sooner than later), check out my peeps at So Over Debt, Debt Free by 30, Baking the Budget and One Cent at a Time. While you’re out visiting, stop by my fellow […] Continue Reading…

Earning my frugal merit badge

A few weeks ago, in an effort to reduce the amount of crap I schlep to work, I bought a new, smaller wallet that fits in my wristlet. It doesn’t hold nearly as much as my old wallet, which is a good thing because my old wallet had way too much stuff in it. I had to really think about what I needed my wallet to hold. Here’s what’s in it:My driver’s license
My 2 […] Continue Reading…