I've mentioned that I'm purging many of my bank accounts in hopes of leading a less cluttered financial life. Here's the current status: Bank of America checking Bank of America money market savings (a higher yield savings) ING Direct … [Read more...] about Closing more bank accounts
Unlike some bloggers, I quit the rate-chasing game fairly early. I tried to keep up with rising rates at ING Direct, HSBC Direct, Emigrant Direct, Citibank and Bank of America. Along the way, I also had to open a savings account when I opened a new … [Read more...] about Closing some bank accounts
I couldn't fall asleep Friday night, so I decided to look at our budget a little more closely. I had postponed the final payment for our credit card debt until early October because we have some other bills this month. However, I realized that I had … [Read more...] about Guess what…We don’t have credit card debt anymore!
Two big things happening this month: 1. Wednesday is my first day of graduate school. Stacie will be packing my lunch and seeing me off to the yellow bus. I'm sure she'll be crying cause her little boy is all grown up. Oh, wait, I can drive myself … [Read more...] about Back to School and 1 Month Left of Credit Card Debt
I really could have done this last month, but I didn't. You may know that we started with a peak of $20,000 in credit card debt (I say "we", but I mean "I"). I can't remember the exact amount, but I left college with about $15,000 in credit card … [Read more...] about Major Milestone: Credit Card Debt
We have too many accounts, and I can't handle the overwhelming feeling of clutter and confusion, even though they're just sitting there minding their own business. We have: 2 Checking Accounts (Bank of America is primary) 5 Savings Accounts … [Read more...] about I can’t handle all these accounts!