Author Archives: From Shoes to Savings

March Spending – Week 1

Okay, I promised I’d track my discretionary spending so I could keep it under one paycheck, and here goes the first week of March: Friday March 1st – no spend! Saturday March 2nd – no spend! Sunday March 3rd – … Continue reading

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New Plan for March

I have been FREAKING OUT about money over the past several weeks, but haven’t blogged about it.  I know that I have not been doing my best, and it’s hard to admit that to myself and it’s hard to admit … Continue reading

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negotiating as a live-in landlord

le sigh…it’s happening again.  The problem with being a live-in landlord is that your roommates/tenants will constantly be asking you for things.  All sorts of things.  Can you redo the ducts so my room is warmer? Can’t I get a … Continue reading

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2013 Action Plan

I’ve previously set several goals for 2013.  In order to achieve my goals, I’ll need to come up with a an action plan, or a series of clearly defined steps, in order to reach them.  These were my financial goals: … Continue reading

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2013 Goals

Financial Goals: Max out Roth IRA at the new max contribution limit of $5500 Pay off my car loan to my parents ($4000) Set up repayment plan to my parents for the refinance loan Make a deliberate effort to put … Continue reading

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2012 Recap

Well, it’s the end of another year and the start of what will hopefully be a very successful one!  2012 was a roller coaster for me.  My personal life was a train-wreck as I started dating a long-time friend and … Continue reading

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2012 Net Worth Snapshot

Well.  I have rather failed at blogging this year.  My personal and professional lives were topsy-turvy in 2012, and I just couldn’t bring myself to blog about my failures to maintain my financial plan.  Maybe I didn’t want to hold … Continue reading

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Staying Strong in the face of shopping Temptation

Yesterday was a tough day to NOT spend money.  Both Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade were having HUGE sales….$300 dress for $50, etc.  Both are brands whose items I love but cannot normally afford, and I only buy when I’m … Continue reading

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round 2 – won!

So I have not updated for a while, but there had been a few major financial issues I was working on, mostly involving my home/property taxes.  I just got notified in the mail today that my city has corrected its … Continue reading

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success – refinanced! (finally)

After 6 months of trying, we finally closed today on a refinance!  We thought we had a great rate a few years ago when I bought the house during the $8000 government sponsored first time homebuyers credit, but interest rates … Continue reading

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