Financial Implications of Going on Vacation

Ahh Summer!┬áSummer is usually vacation season for most families. And while I won’t be going on a vacation anytime soon (read: until my debts are paid off), I know many of you probably will be if you haven’t already. While there are plenty of posts about there about how to spend less on vacation, how […]

#FinCon13 Recap & Spending

Last week, I spent a glorious long weekend in St. Louis at the 2013 Financial Blogger Conference. While I was originally on the fence about going because of the cost, I am SO glad I bought that last minute ticket on Twitter. I fully intend on attending next year as well and I better see […]

Road Trip/Cross-Country Move Recap & Spending

Three million years later, I’m finally writing my road trip recap. I moved into my new place a few weeks ago but honestly I didn’t really want to add up the numbers. Spoiler alert: they are large. That’s why I broke them up by day and/or person. Sneaky, sneaky me. I’m going to try to […]

I’m Going to #FinCon13 (and the obligatory Plutus plea!)

Hi guys! So remember how I was on vacation for like a million years? Well now I’m going to St. Louis in October for #FinCon13. Pause for excitement, judgement, or indifference. Why am I going? A combination of the following: 1) I’m kinda a personal finance blogger 2) I’m definitely a personal finance freelance writer […]

Couchsurfing = Free Lodging + New Friends

Two weeks on the road is exhausting. It’s also expensive. So I came up with a brilliant idea. “Let’s stay on strangers’ couches in unfamiliar cities!” *Silence* Now to his credit, Steve was game. He actually has a friend back home who hosts couchsurfers from all over the world. Everyone else thought I was bat […]

July 2013 Recap & August 2013 Goals

July 2013 Recap & August 2013 Goals Is it really August? Really? LIFE Life. Is. Insane. In July, I moved out of my apartment in Cleveland and into a suitcase. We took a six day trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto, spent a few nights at Dad’s, went on the annual family cabin trip, and […]

Niagara Falls/Toronto Trip Recap & Spending

Greetings from Colorado! It’s been a million years since you’ve heard from me (on this blog anyways). I’m assuming you’ve missed me terribly. I’ve missed you too! It’s amazing how quickly my days have been flying these past couple weeks. I need a vacation from this vacation, stat. (Just kidding, I’m really not that ungrateful! […]

Oh, Canada!

Aren’t my posts super interesting these days? I’m in NC, this is how much I spent there, here’s the mundane things happening in my life, etc. I pinky promise that I will be full of stuff to talk about when the move is complete. There are just a lot of variables right now, so I’m […]

North Carolina Trip Recap & Spending

Hey guys! I’m back from sunny NC! I spent a week with my mom and her best friend from junior high chilling in Middle of Nowhere, North Carolina. Don’t worry, we ventured into civilization quite a bit. We spent Sunday & Saturday driving, so I just included a short recap of Monday through Friday. Wanna […]

When Cheap Comes at a Cost

Hey, y’all! (I can say y’all now without looking like a poser because I’m in the South.) Did you miss me? I’m sure you noticed that I didn’t post Wednesday because my site was down — and also because I didn’t write anything — but mostly because my site was down. Some attack from Japan […]