Tricia from Blogging Away Debt hosted this week's Carnival of Personal Finance. My own article "Postponing financial responsibility until you grow up" was featured as an Editor's Pick! Here are my own Editor's Picks: My Open Wallet compares … [Read more...] about Best finance articles from Carnival of Personal Finance #107
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!
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
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?
Just a couple days ago, I mentioned that we had about $3,300 left to pay on our car loan, and that we would pay it off over the next 2 months. Well, I jumped the gun. I was looking through our budget and saw that I could pay the credit card … [Read more...] about Breaking News: We’ve paid off our car loan early!
Some of you may have caught me mention that we have an in-ground pool at our home. When we purchased the home almost 3 years ago, we weren't looking for a pool. We've never owned a pool, our parents didn't own a pool, but my aunt had an above-ground … [Read more...] about Pools are expensive: Today cost us $400