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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…

Go Greek or No Greek

Here’s a fact about me that may be surprising: In college, I was in a sorority . Most people who know me now, as an adult, are quite shocked to find that out. I am decidedly “unsorority girl-like” (whatever that means). When I decided to rush, it was not a decision I took lightly. I was 18 years old, a freshman in college and I had already found an amazing group of friends. Why […] Continue Reading…

Money docs

Although I am not a huge fan of reality shows, there are some that I watch. For instance, I love Bridezillas and Jerseylicious (don’t judge me). I also love, for some inexplicable reason, Downsized. If you haven’t seen it, or even heard of it, Downsized is a reality show about a blended family in Arizona with 7 children–6 of whom are teenagers (and 3 are triplets!)–who essentially lost everything when the economy tanked a few […] Continue Reading…