Back in the day it used to be playing Colombia House & BMG to get my free CD's. Then it was phone companies. Switching all day long to get those startup discounts. Now I am all grown up, and I play the credit card game. As long as you are able to pay off the … Continue reading My Credit Card Game is Tight
There is a new Budget Graphing tool that is very popular on Reddit's Financial Independence thread right now. It is from SankeyMATIC. I was very drawn to the way it looked so I decided to check it out for myself. After tinkering around with the basic model for a few minutes, I was able to … Continue reading Monthly Budget with SanKey
We learn more from our money mistakes than we do from our money victories. This is exactly what AJourneytoFI and ChroniclesofaFatherwithCents are trying to do with this new chain gang. What money mistakes did you make and how can the rest of us learn from your errors? A noble endeavor and one to which I … Continue reading Budget Bungles, Money Muddles, and Fiscal Flubs
I hemmed and hawed about posting this one. I have kept this list for years just to lament over some of the serious money I have spent over the years. Plenty of these entries can be justified as a good allocation of resources. Heck, splurging for Lasik surgery was the best $2,700 I ever spent. … Continue reading Crying Over Spilt Money
I am naturally cheap. I get it from my Dad. The point is that being cheap is not a very desirable trait. I am conscious of this fact and strive against my instincts. I purposely spend money now and again to guard against sinking into a miserly existence surrounded by my piles of gold and … Continue reading Frugal, Not Cheap – Or so I keep telling myself.