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My Five Favorite Freebies

I am a child of the 90s; I grew up on grunge, and spent most of my teenage years wearing my dad’s old flannel shirts and combat boots, despite the fact that both overpowered my frame. So it should come as no surprise that one of my favorite songs of all time comes from the… Continue Reading

Keeping Up With The Joneses

It’s a phrase I’ve been reading a lot lately around the personal finance blogosphere: lifestyle inflation. To me, it’s another way of saying that someone is working on keeping up with the Joneses. It’s also a concept that completely goes against so many of the basic tenets of personal finance. After all, striving and competing… Continue Reading

Expense vs. Cost

by Andi B. I drink so much tea my middle name should be oolong. As I’ve stated before I come from a long line of tea drinkers. I’m also absent minded. My mother has literally melted a tea kettle to the stove before and I’m not much better. When we moved I had to get rid… Continue Reading

Setting Aside Fear

Image via Wikipedia by Andi B. So I’m thrilled to announce that we will be owners of a house soon. Due to constant unforeseen occurences that keep popping up we don’t know when, but it should be in the next couple weeks. I’ve actually been more than a little nervous because of upcoming expenses. We… Continue Reading

Yakezie Swap: What would you do if you were homeless?

Image via Wikipedia This is a blog swap chain letter organized through the Yakezie network. There are 4 stops. Check out my post “A Homeless Plan to Guard Against Hopeless” at the next stop! The following is a blog-swap guest post by CT, who formerly co-created Broke Professionals and now blogs about his freelance business and blogging at FreelancePF.com;… Continue Reading