Posts Tagged Budgeting


No-shopping January

When I read an article in the New York Times in December about a woman who didn’t shop for a year, I sent it to Chase, finding it interesting but not thinking too much about it. At the time, I was too busy Christmas shopping and holiday party prepping. I was busy spending money. But […]

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Wanting something new

By nature, your 20s are a time of transition, and thus, new things. From ages 21 to 30, there is always something new. A new job, a new apartment, a new relationship, another new job, a new city to live in. Change can be scary, but it’s also exciting. In most cases (and certainly mine), your 30s […]

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10 Cures for a Holiday Debt Hangover

Most people use credit cards for holiday purchases, even if they intend to pay them off in the new year. Since Chase is a Certified Personal Finance Counselor and Educator, he has some great advice, and I thought his post about paying off holiday debt could be helpful. A longer version of the post below was originally published here. Check out his company’s blog […]

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It’s your money and you’ll spend how you want to

There was a time, not all that long ago, when I wouldn’t think twice about spending $200 on a pair of jeans or $30 on shampoo. I had no mortgage, no child care payments and loved the way that designer jeans fit and the smell of the fancy shampoo. I haven’t bought full-price jeans in five years. I buy drugstore […]

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Make the call

Everyone knows I hate two things in life: wasting time and wasting money. It’s a constant struggle, balancing the desire to get the best price for things we need without a huge time investment. This morning I was reminded how a few minutes of my time can save a decent amount of money. I’ve had an ongoing battle with […]

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