Young Graduate. Should he follow the money?

June 3, 2014

Got an email from a loyal PDITFer. Here’s what it said… I have a bit of a decision to make and heard from a birdie that you are the man for financial/life questions…i kinda just need a wall to bounce ideas off of.  Here’s some background info first. I just graduated, have a great job […]

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Patience Grasshopper.

May 29, 2014

I’m pretty impatient, this was especially true when it came time for me to work my way out from a $28,000 student loan bill. The only thing I wanted more than being debt free, was to be debt free NOW! My intense desire to get out of debt was the best and worst thing that […]

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Have you heard?

May 27, 2014

I love learning random things. If I had to describe my intelligence I would use the phrase “an inch deep and a mile wide,” meaning I know a little bit, about a lot of stuff. I’m obviously not the smartest PF blogger out there, but as long as I know enough, hopefully I can trick […]

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CARpe diem

May 19, 2014

I don’t know how much gas is where you live, but in Seattle $3.95/gallon seems about normal. Girl Ninja and I spend about $200-$250 a month on gas. Thank goodness for a work vehicle, otherwise that amount would be another $100+ higher. Our insurance runs another $160/month. Carry all these expenses out over a twelve month time frame and […]

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Get out of debt. Buy a house. Party?

May 14, 2014

It took me four years to accumulate $28,000 in student loan debt. It took me two and a half years to pay it off. Then there was this thing Girl Ninja and I wanted to buy called a house. It took us 3 years to save up $100,000 for our down payment, and took about […]

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That lady needed a dollar

May 12, 2014

I was out and about in Seattle yesterday when lunch time came. I decided to treat myself to Dick’s Drive In (the Seattle equivalent of In-N-Out). In true mom-and-pop fashion, Dick’s is a cash only joint. As I was waiting in line to order my standard Deluxe cheeseburger, fry, and strawberry shake, I overheard the old […]

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Are you loopy for loopholes?

May 7, 2014

I got an email from a reader, Emily, asking for my thoughts on a semi-popular way to game “the system”. Check it….  I came across this article the other day. It’s essentially about gaming the mint to rack up frequent flier miles at no cost. Being in a position where I could do something like […]

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