Weekly Review: Spending This week’s spending was….not great. The big expense was my husband’s birthday; we went out for dinner and to see a comedian for about $100.00. It was a fun night and a planned expense. However, I got more than carried away with summer fun spending this week. Patio lunches, Stampede celebrations, more patio lunches, and … [Read more...] about Weekly Review: July 8 – 14
Dining Out & Food
How to Earn Rewards Points without a Credit Card
* The gracious host, Ms. Thrifty, of this week's Carnival of Personal Finance has been kind of nice to feature my article in this edition's fine selection of PF articles. Please head on over to check it out. Last week, I wrote a post about Visa's #smallenfreuden campaign and some of the problems I saw with using your credit card for every day … [Read more...] about How to Earn Rewards Points without a Credit Card
June Challenge & Goals
Good evening everyone! Looks like a lot of my fellow bloggers have many noble goals for the month of June and I thought I'd contribute with my own monthly challenge! In May, I had challenged myself to track my spending using Quicken. This has been a super-fabulous-success and I think it was reporting back to you, readers, every week that … [Read more...] about June Challenge & Goals
Weekly Spending Money Update: April 8 – 14
I’ve learned a lot from tracking my spending money over these past few months and I thought I would start posting my weekly spending totals on Sundays. This week has been a good and bad week for spending: I have spent under my $100 limit in the entertainment spending money category – including food & dining, entertainment, and cash … [Read more...] about Weekly Spending Money Update: April 8 – 14
Socializing: Budget-friendly and buddy-approved!
When you’re trying to balance socializing with maintaining a budget, you can run into problems pretty quickly. You’re first thought might be that you have to become a hermit and avoid answering the phone for the next two years to pay off your debt, but it doesn't have to be that way. Before you move out to the isolated shack in the mountains, read … [Read more...] about Socializing: Budget-friendly and buddy-approved!