Owen O'Riordan is 24 years old and constantly looking for work. He is a copywriter by day, nerd by night (most of day too). Owen is a member of the Dimespring 30, a community of bloggers sharing their thoughts, experiences and attitudes on personal finance.
September 6, 2013
I finally did it. After years of dreaming, months of threatening, I went to the shelter and I adopted a dog. Because I needed another expense, I wanted to spend more money and pick up poop at the same time.
But I waited patiently. If I was...
July 17, 2013
I used to have a good night out for just $20. In college, my roommates and I threw some parties and made money. Now, in a big city with lots of high-end bars, I’d be lucky to go out with some friends for less than $60.
June 7, 2013
Recently I was asked what was the best $20 I’ve ever spent. I thought about it and looked through my stuff, but nothing really jumped out. I have...
May 13, 2013
As I’ve been settling into life as a homeowner (spoiler: it’s expensive), I’ve thought a lot about my spending habits. There’s still...
April 2, 2013
So I was laid off recently. I had a feeling it was coming, but the big corporate overlords kept mum about the whole thing. And even though I knew it was...
February 11, 2013
When I bought my house, I knew it need some (lots) of work. Initially, it wasn’t bad. The bathtubs...
December 12, 2012
We’ve all been there. You know, that moment when you impulse buy a house.
No? Just me? The Impulse-Buy-a-House club is a lonely one. It’s definitely not a club that everyone should join, nor is it one that I planned on joining...
November 14, 2012
October 7, 2012
I recently landed a really cool job. After three months of looking and hoping, it finally happened. And the minute I got the offer letter, all I could think was, “What am I going to buy with my...
September 11, 2012
Traveling is often much more expensive than it needs to be — planes, accomodations and tourism can cost a pretty penny. But recently I’ve had to travel on the cheap. Here are some of the things that helped me be a frugal traveler.