I graduated college in May 2007. In November of that same year, I got my current job with Uncle Sam. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession began one month later, December 2007. This means that my entire adult life has taken place during a really crappy time to try and do […]

  Although I make a decent second income from PDITF, it’s not nearly as life changing as it could be. If I really wanted to make money blogging I would start SEOing the bajeezus out of my posts and spamming you with credit card offers. But since I like you guys too darn much, I […]

Two and a half years ago Punch Debt In The Face came in to existence. At first I considered this site an embarrassing hobby (how lame does blogging about money in your free time sound? SUPER LAME!!!!), but now it is a part of who I am. I’ve literally spent thousands of hours writing, reading, […]

You’re fired.

August 21, 2011 · 32 comments

So I’m assuming the majority of PDITF readers operate their lives around some type of budget. Maybe you are a budget nazi like this…. or perhaps you prefer the more casual/relaxed budgeting plan like myself… It doesn’t really matter HOW you track your money, but simply that you ARE tracking your money. How you budget […]

I’m a reject

July 13, 2011 · 43 comments

So I casually mentioned a few weeks back that I had a phone interview with a small Seattle based company… Microsoft. Have you heard of them? Well, I just heard back from HR and am proud to announce…. I GOT REJECTED!!!!! Booya! Here was the email I got from the super nice recruiter lady… So, […]

Paying to Work

July 11, 2011 · 23 comments

I love what I do – but it is kind of a love-hate relationship with teaching.  I just finished my first year as a contracted teacher and it was a rollercoaster.  There are some things about my work that some people just don’t understand…Ninja especially. My job costs money.  Like really, lots of it.  The […]

If you are reading this, I’m 95% confident you are probably at work. Do you know what that means? It means you aren’t actually “working”, unless of course your boss pays you to read my blog, which would mean you have to the coolest job in the world… right? I’ve been talking with a bunch […]