Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I am currently working on automating more of my finances. Stay tuned!!

Friday, March 26, 2010


I am working on updating my resume with the help of a friend. It's time to look for a new job. There are layoffs coming at work, it's not if just a matter of when. Management is looking into alternate sources of funding, but usually this just prolongs the inevitable.

In December I started putting aside a few dollars from the part-time gig. I checked the account today and I have $350, this is after U took a few weeks off and skipped a few paychecks.

Automatic savings directly from your check is the shiznit!!!! This was sooo easy. Now if only the day job would let me split up my paycheck. Mmmhhhmmmm gonna set up auto transfer from checking to savings instead of me having to do it. Am hooked.

Paying yourself first is easy, but paying yourself first with automatic savings is so easy even a cave man can do it. LOL

Monday, March 22, 2010

What blogging has done for me financially...

Gave me the opportunity to openly talk about money openly. I don't do that in real life.

Keeps me accountable.

Taught me to pay myself first. Or should I say I knew that before but blogging kept me honest.

I learn something new everyday from other bloggers.

Since I began blogging:
I've paid down a substantial amount of credit card debt, bought a condo, prioritize my bills properly, contribute more to my retirement account and above all......I got more peace of mind where my finances are concerned.

I am no longer living paycheck to paycheck.
Does anyone still use a check register?

I do.
Took a few weeks off from the part-time gig for personal reasons. I am happy to say I didn't suffer financially.

I am a slacker on my taxes, didn't get to them last week as planned. The goal is to send them out before Friday.

A family member called this evening to borrow money. No more lending money to anyone. NO NO and NO.

Saturday, March 06, 2010


Almost done with my taxes, will be mailing them out on Monday.

Moved into my new place in December.

I owe less than $3,000 on my car. It will be good to get of a monthly drain on my cash flow.

One of my student loans has a $595 balance. I was going to pay it off a few weeks ago but I decided not too. It will have to wait until I get my refund.

I'm Back

Alot has taken placed since I last blogged back in November. Time to get back to blogging. This is like my financial diary so I need to keep it updated. Now that I have internet access at home again outside of my blackberry I will be blogging a few times per week.