When I was 5 years old, I was the only girl at my preschool that didn’t have a white pair of cowboy boots.
Money is a strange subject. You can brag about it, but only if you “deserve” the money. You’re supposed to know about your financial health, but no one teaches you. And if spending isn’t your hobby, you’re a bore (hyperboles for everyone!).
The other day, I noticed that I had an email waiting for me in my inbox titled, “Loan Management Made Easy” from Fedloan Servicing. Throughout my time in school, I have been successful in avoiding any messages, email or snail mail, that have to do with my student loans. Until this dreaded day.
Two weeks ago, I took a three-day trip to Las Vegas. I like playing slot machines while I am there (table games terrify me), and on this trip, I noticed that more and more celebrities are getting in on the gambling action.
For the past two years or so, I’ve been putting a lot more effort into money management. While my bank account is by no means where I want it to be, and my habits are far from perfect, I feel like I’ve finally gotten to a place wherein I believe that I’ll be able to […]
Because I spend too much money, I thought that checking out TLC’s latest show, Extreme Cheapskates, might enlighten me on ways I can save next time I’m at the grocery store or the mall. Of course, I forgot this was a TLC show, so instead of learning anything I actually ended up shocked and in […]
(Writer’s note: Please read the following sentences in the voice of an infomercial announcer.) Rotten fruits and vegetables. Dinners ruined by produce gone wrong. Grocery budget ballooning. Has this ever happened to you? Produce rots and it can rot fast, leaving you without key ingredients for your dinners and wasting money. But with this new […]
I don’t try to hide the fact that I spent a lot of time on the computer, but I will say I try to spend the time wisely – and what could be a more wise way than using my computer time to earn money?
You get a gold medal, and you get a gold medal, and you get a gold medal! Everyone gets a gold medal for living through this week’s news!
A few weeks ago, I wondered if it would be worth it to get HBO. This weekend, Verizon FiOS offered free previews of the channel, as well as Cinemax, so I decided to test it out.
It’s happening. My baby is growing up. Juniper Junior has not long been five, and now has a wobbly tooth. A very wobbly tooth, as it happens. And there comes an issue: the Tooth Fairy. Some may remember from last Hogswatch, that I wrote about our experience as a Humanist family. But now we have […]
I was walking the dogs with my wife. It was a warm day for March, which means spring cleaning and moves when you’re living in an apartment complex. Whether because of a move or just switching out the old for the new, a neighbor had put a coffee table and a small dinner table by […]
“It’s tacky to talk about money.” How many times have we heard that? How often have we been discouraged from discussing financial matters with others? In some aspects, this is absolutely correct: money talk is tacky. But there’s one number that we do ourselves a disservice by not discussing: salaries.
You have a cause you’re really passionate about, you have some spare cash, and you have a few organisations in mind. But before you donate, ask yourself the following questions…
Three stories broke recently, each highlighting slightly different issues facing academia. One focuses on undergraduate students struggling to make financial ends meet. Another focuses on the increasingly difficult funding landscape that may imperil the careers of researchers. And the last looks at the growth, and disparity in growth, between large and small university and college […]