We are getting shut down!!!!

by Ninja on December 14, 2011 · 19 comments

If you’ve been following the news lately I’m sure you’ve heard the federal government is due to shut down on Friday at midnight as the stopgap funding runs dry. If you’re not familiar with a shutdown, it basically means all “non-essential” operations of the federal government would cease immediately.  That means most (if not all) […]

I’ve been pretty fortunate to happen across some pretty easy money throughout my life. I started tutoring my Senior year of college at a rate of $20/hour. Within a few short months I was able to charge upwards of $50/hour. Then there was the time I house-sat for one of the families I tutored and […]

Annual Review

by Ninja on October 26, 2011 · 14 comments

September 30th marked the end of the fiscal year for the federal government. That means every October each federal employee goes through an annual review with their supervisor. Today is mine. How awkward would it be if I got fired? That would sure suck. This will be my fourth annual review with the Fed, but […]

Half way through my Sophomore year of college I saw a job announcement to be a RA (residence assistant) in one of my college’s dorms. My roommate that year was already an RA so I knew quite a bit about the position and how it worked. Although the position was unpaid, RA’s receive free room […]

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 […]

Is my blog a resume builder?

by Ninja on September 13, 2011 · 33 comments

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, […]