Spending Money Left, Right and Center

January 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Miss Moneybags, Noted

Wow, wasn’t the inaugeration great? What an exciting end to a historic election! I’m so proud that I live in a country where it’s possible for a black man, a woman and an angry hamster to run for president.  Other than the inauguration, yesterday really sucked. I thought I was doing great with the challenge. […]

The Hateful House

January 11, 2009 by  
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Q: Why is it that your house never looks as good as it does when it goes on the market? At this point I might as well call this my 110k Savings Challenge because if I spend $10,000 repainting my house, tearing down the rotting garage and replacing the broken hot water heater, I’ll consider […]

Please Don’t Tell My Mother

January 7, 2009 by  
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I learned at an early age that I cannot have a sane conversation with my mother about money. In 1990, while still in college, I purchased an espresso maker. It cost $40. Other people’s parents would judge that as a prudent purchase since it allowed me to skip buying $4 mochachinos every day like my […]

Why 100k?

January 2, 2009 by  
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A: It’s my favorite candy bar. B: Doesn’t it sound flashier and more exciting than trying to save $10k? C: I’m not sure if “100 large” means $100,000 or $1,000,000 and that extra zero is important. D: It’ll be fun. I love New Year’s. It’s my second favorite holiday after Thanksgiving. I don’t care about […]

Hollywood Ending

January 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Noted, The Niceness Project

It’s New Years’ Eve and I can’t find anyone to be nice to. No one is around. Even the homeless people I want to give my recycling to are not hanging out at their usual spot by the dumpsters in back of the corner liquor store. Mr. Foxypants and I will be ringing in the […]