August was a successful month with our net worth, but the stock market didn't help. Our overall net worth increased by 5.99% last month, thanks to an impressive debt payoff. We paid off about $3,800 in debt principal and gained about $1,100 in … [Read more...] about Net Worth Review: August 2007
Back in June, I asked "what's our next early payoff challenge". We have credit card, auto and student loan debt, plus our mortgage (but that doesn't count right now). I was really leaning towards paying off our credit card debt next, even though it's … [Read more...] about Classifying your debt: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Do you think about your debt at least once a day? Do you worry about how you'll ever get out of debt? Do these questions sound like the beginning of an infomercial for a credit counselor? I think I have a problem, but you probably don't know our … [Read more...] about Is the thought of debt ruling your life?
Back on June 21st, I told you I registered for my first semester of graduate classes. It cost $4,950 for 2 classes ($2,475 each). That day, I submitted my reimbursement paperwork to my boss. He signed it, but his boss was out until the following … [Read more...] about Got my tuition reimbursement…minus 20 cents!
I received a comment this morning on our Frugal Lunch post that made me very angry. First, the commenter used the F-word. That's a no-no. Read my Commenting Policy. I tagged him/her as spam. I've already responded directly to the commenter, but I … [Read more...] about Frugality is a waste of time
I've been catching a lot of slack lately from my wife for buying lottery tickets. I spend $3 twice a week for a Mega Millions ($1) and Maryland Multi-Match ($2). Some weeks, I don't buy them at all, but others I might throw in a few … [Read more...] about Why I Buy Lottery Tickets