The Debt Snowball!

Today, I had a brunch & budget with a friend of mine and we went through one of my favorite tricks of the trade: the debt snowball! It's a pretty simple concept. Most people who have 2 or 3 (or 4 or 5) lines of credit will say, hey, I'll…

Some Basics on Buying a House

So at the rate that I've been talking about this, everyone and their mom and their bubby probably knows that I recently bought a house with my boyfriend (I keep a separate blog for it - sowerebuyingahouse.wordpress.com - if you want to actually read about all my neurotic thoughts and freak outs).…

Finding Your Buffalo: Asking Yourself the Big Why

Many moons ago, I began my serial blog writing habit (seriously, I have like 5 of them in various states of defunct). The first blog I started was about money (of course) and I wrote about saving. I posted it on LiveJournal (and I'm totally dating myself) and I got this comment from a random dude: Well, this…

They’re Not Resolutions, They’re Goals

There’s something about the phrase new-years-resolution that just feels like it’s set up for failure. The verb resolute just makes it feel like you’re bracing yourself for something that’s going to suck, but to hell with it, you’re doing it anyway. And then the next day, you’re a little less…