How the Crash Cash Diet almost failed on Day 2
Budgeting / Crash Cash Diet / Debt / Personal Finance / Saving money

How the Crash Cash Diet almost failed on Day 2

Yesterday, I recapped Day 1 of our Crash Cash Diet and concluded it was a success since I had money leftover in both grocery and household expenses categories and hadn’t touched my $20 of personal spending money. This morning, I fell asleep to Star Wars (hey, I’m still jet lagged! And Star Wars isn’t exactly my … Continue reading

Starting off 2016 with lofty goals
2016 goals / Debt / Financial Progress / Goals / Personal Finance

Starting off 2016 with lofty goals

From the beginning, I’ve always said that success comes from setting SMART goals, with SMART being Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Based. So, to kick off 2016, I begin the year with the same goal as last: to pay off that pesky Home Equity Line of Credit by December 31, 2016 at the very latest. … Continue reading

Going backwards to move forwards
2015 goals / 2015 progress updates / Debt / Personal Finance

Going backwards to move forwards

Ever feel like you’re finally starting to move in the right direction, only to realize you’re moving backwards? That’s exactly how I’m feeling right now. I know proponents of the “buy and hold” strategy always say not to check your accounts every day because the daily fluctuations can be enough to make scare even the strongest … Continue reading

Looking for the holes in my pockets – Where the hell is all my money going?!
Debt / Personal Finance

Looking for the holes in my pockets – Where the hell is all my money going?!

Ever feel like the broke Monopoly guy wondering where your fortune has disappeared to? Yeah, me too… You may have noticed from my previous posts that my upcoming Visa bill is $3,656.10. If you’re wondering, “What the hell did they spend all that money on in one month?!”, then welcome to the club. So of … Continue reading