Last night, we had the 2nd DC Blogger Gathering; this time held at The Big Hunt outside the Dupont Circle metro stop. Fun was had by all, even though we think the bar lied to us about not having 15 cent wings! Regardless, the buffalo chicken sandwich … [Read more...] about 2nd Gathering of DC Personal Finance Bloggers was a success!
Archives for June 2007
Do you have a friend who keeps saying things like "I'll be an adult when I finish college" or "I'll grow up when I _____ (insert phrase)"? We have that friend. Yesterday I officially began my adventure towards a graduate degree by registering for … [Read more...] about Postponing financial responsibility until you grow up
I got a notice yesterday that today is the first day to register for Fall 2007 courses for my masters program. Since it's my first semester in this program, and the first time I've had to handle tuition on my own, I wasn't sure what the process would … [Read more...] about Registered for my first semester. It hurt
As much as I don't want to make this public, it'll probably make for a chuckle. I got some help from Blain to understand Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and what's available regarding renewable and alternative energy. One of the ETFs he recommended (as … [Read more...] about Celebrate my first stock purchase with a…UH OH!
Just last week, I broke the news that we paid off our $25,000 car loan in just 25 months. When we first bought the car, we weren't trying to pay it off fast, but I just began putting increasing amounts towards each payment, and sending multiple … [Read more...] about What’s our next “Early Payoff” challenge?
While walking home today from the metro, I was 3 blocks from our house and I see an SUV driving slowly down the street. Then I notice the driver throwing stuff out his window. It's the paperboy delivering our free weekly newspaper. Nothing odd … [Read more...] about Guess what our paperboy drives