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 […]

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 […]

How to Make Your Apartment Livable On the Cheap(ish)

Do you know what happens when you move across the country and only bring what will fit in a Ford Focus? You have to buy stuff to live. Well, you don’t have to — but I’m a big fan of not sleeping on the floor. As such, we’ve spent a decent chunk of cash on […]

Embarrassment & Money aka The Most Awkward Experience of my Life

This post was not supposed to happen this way. This morning when we were about to head out, I asked the front desk for coupons and Steve suggested I write a post on getting over your embarrassment to save money. I was the hero of this story, asking for coupons and ultimately having to use […]

Finance-like Things I Don’t Understand

I have a personal finance confession. *Takes a deep breath* I know this will shock a lot of you because I seem so smart and financially aware, but there is a lot I don’t understand about the personal finance “rules” people have just accepted as common sense. And I am willing to bet I’m not […]

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 […]