Personal Finance Mad Lib

July 16, 2009

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. You remember in 5th grade when your teacher would give you mad libs? You’d get a paragraph with a bunch of blank spots throughout. You were suppose to work through the paragraph and fill in the blanks with words of your choosing. It was awesome because each […]

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Underwear emergency fund, check!

July 14, 2009

Just about every personal finance blogger has wrote about the importance of an emergency fund. I lost my E-fund blogging virginity back in April, but I can’t help but revisit the issue…this time, with a twist I’ll start with the Ninja definition of what exactly an E-fund is…Emergency Fund: A dedicated saving plan to cover […]

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Sick days are stupid

July 13, 2009

Federal employees receive some pretty awesome benefits. Time off is definitely one of these perks. Employees with 0-3 years service get 13 days off a year, 3-15 yrs earn 20 days a year, and 15+ yrs earn 26 days off a year. In addition to vacation days, each employee is granted 13 sick days per […]

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Debt makes me pissed

July 13, 2009

If my blogs url doesn’t give it away, let me spell it out for you… I-H-A-T-E-D-E-B-T. It hasn’t always been this way. Two years ago, I was impartial. I knew debt was bad news, but didn’t really know why. It wasn’t until I used this nifty little student loan calculator, that I realized the ramifications […]

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Spreadin’ the love

July 10, 2009

Welcome to Saturday. I sure hope you enjoy your weekend. Before you totally relax and cut off all communication with the blogging world, take a minute to check out some of these great posts that I stumbled upon this week. Fabulously Broke – Wrote about men and strip clubs. Just as interesting as her post, […]

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California: Here’s an acronym for ya WTF!?

July 9, 2009

Oh California, you never cease to amaze me, and by “amaze” I mean continually embarrass the crap out of me. This isn’t my first bitter blogging towards my state of residence, and unfortunately, I don’t think it will be my last. I know this news isn’t hot off the press, but some of you may […]

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Does this blog make me look fat?

July 8, 2009

I’m getting all pre-pubescent teenager up in this place and feeling a little insecure. I’ve been hitting this blogging thing hard for the last three months and want to make sure I’m doing things right. I’m really pleased with the sites overall growth, but even more pleased with the loyal readers and commenters that have […]

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