Friday Finances: February Week 1

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this. I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. This week my income was: My small ‘allowance’ from my job as a graduate assistant. I did redeem a few gift cards from Swagbucks (this is my affiliate link...

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Friday Finances: January 2014 Week 4

Every Friday I post about my finances for the week in an effort to monitor my income and expenses. I used to post all of the actual figures but I have recently decided to stop doing this. I will now post SOME of my actual expenses and leave the rest to your imagination. This week my income was: A $10 Walmart gift card from redeeming Swagbucks points. This week my expenses were: $14 on a car wash. This seems a bit expensive but the car...

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Budget Revision May 2013
May01

Budget Revision May 2013

So the time has come once again for me to revise the budget. Every few months I take a look at my budget and see if any changes need to be made and I go ahead and tweak the budget if I need to. I was previously working on a year long rolling budget in Mint…although I don’t really know why since I have a rolling annual list in a Google docs spreadsheet anyway. I found that the rolling budget had gotten messed up because of...

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The One Credit Card Experiment
Jan23

The One Credit Card Experiment

I have been using three credit cards to try to get rewards and cash back for all of my purchases. The reason I was rotating and not using just one credit card is because I believed that some of the cards were not classifying all my purchases as eligible for rewards. I have decided to be a little more scientific in my use of my cards and I will be using only ONE credit card for the entire month. For the month of February I will be...

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We Avoided The Fiscal Cliff…What This Means For Your Taxes
Jan07

We Avoided The Fiscal Cliff…What This Means For Your Taxes

So apparently we narrowly missed going over the fiscal cliff this year and there were a few patches that should help everyone keep more money in their pockets and pay less in taxes in 2013. Here are just some of the patches or fixes that were announced: -Alternative Minimum Tax -Educator deductions -Tuition and fees deduction -Reduction in income taxes There were a few more things that were mentioned but I just wanted to  highlight...

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