August 13, 2013
After a month and a half of employed life, I feel like a changed woman — especially when it comes to frivolous spending.
When I was a little girl, I felt the strain of my parents' poverty. It led me to be pretty reluctant to part with even...
August 13, 2013
Knowing when you read this you’ll smack your lips and your eyes will roll so far back into your head you’ll look like a zombie, I’m going to reaffirm something you are certainly already aware of —...
July 31, 2013
Last week I made the last payment on some credit card debt I had racked up when I moved into my...
July 30, 2013
Apparently I’m a runner.
I’m not sure how it happened. I hate running. Yet every other morning I lace on my shoes, plug in my earbuds and head over to the small gym in my apartment complex to run for 30 minutes. I even ran on my recent...
July 25, 2013
In the three years since we got married, my husband and I have paid off almost $40,000 in debt. A combination of credit card debt, a car loan and a...
July 19, 2013
July 5, 2013
When I first started working my way out of debt I was pretty neurotic about my spending and saving. Ok, pretty neurotic is...
July 3, 2013
During a recent appointment at the hair salon, many customers were engaged in a lively conversation about our nation’s political climate and the state of the economy.
These customers included several professional women who earn good...
June 27, 2013
I’ve done some church shopping since I’ve been home, trying out new places and faith traditions. One I just went to was hosting a silent auction as a fundraiser, and the item that caught my eye was a $15 bid for two one-hour sessions...
June 26, 2013
Do you often feel like you are closely tracking your expenses, but find out at the end of the month that you’ve frittered away hundreds of dollars and don’t...