Category Archives: Budgeting

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

This guest post is by Fred Leo from TheCreditCardHawk.com, a personal finance website dedicated to helping people find the best rewards credit cards. Please check out his articles on the Best American Express Business Credit Cards and Citi Mastercard Online. Paying off your mortgage before it’s due is the dream of every American. The sooner [...]

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What’s in Your Lunchbox?

I realized today that I have been slipping quite a bit on the bring your lunch to work part of budgeting. Not only does this mean I am eating a lot of unhealthy junk, I am also wasting a lot of money on this unhealthy junk. Uh. Fail. I do realize the why of it [...]

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There is More than Money

I watched Ponyo with my daughter this evening, without the computer and without working on anything. I desperately need to clean my house and do a ton of other things, but I realized that I haven’t spent much time with her actually doing anything. She begs me every night to play a game with her, [...]

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Truly Epic is Mint.com

I mentioned earlier when I became an extremely lucky iPhone user that I was trying out apps. Well I happened to come across something truly EPIC (for me and my life, anyway) and it’s Mint.com. It seems I’m a bit late to the party because Mint.com has been around for quite a while, since 2005 [...]

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What is a Magic Jack?

One of the bills I complain about quite frequently is my phone bill. I have even more recently included “I Will Resolve My Phone Situation” on my 2010 To Do List, meaning I will either change plans, get a different phone or figure out how to communicate with my friends and family via morse code [...]

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More for the 2010 To Do List

Obviously I have way more than 3 things I need to accomplish for 2010 so today I’m adding to my list: 4. Filing and Organization This sounds strikingly like a resolution, but as soon as I throw all of my unorganized and unfiled 2009 paperwork into a box, I intend on keeping 2010 in pretty, [...]

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To Do List 2010 and Getting Down to Business

The first sign that 2010 might be starting out on the wrong foot was when I realized that I completely forgot to post on Friday, New Year’s Day. And no, I wasn’t even drunk or hungover…seriously. Just completely slipped my mind and usually I’m pretty good at remembering. I have also realized that I didn’t [...]

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Don’t Mess Up With Holiday Spending

Well, if you read my celebratory post earlier this week, you’ll know that things seem to be working out for me and getting a little better. I called two medical bills that were being debited from my bank account and found out they were both paid in full. (Yahoo!) Of course I do still have [...]

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Good News from Miss Bankrupt

Well, ladies and gentlemen, Miss Bankrupt has some good news. No, I didn’t win the lottery, but for a broke person, I’ve accomplished something just as big. Okay, maybe not as big, but to me it’s pretty phenomenal. I actually have money in my bank account and am projecting extra money by the time the [...]

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Conclusion-Operation WITHIMMG

It has now been 33 days of logging the extra things that I spend money on and looking back I am actually surprised. I honestly thought I never spent money on anything extra but after tallying it all up, my total for food,gas and my daughter’s birthday (which fell within the 30 days) came to [...]

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