I planned my road trip for almost a year before I hit the road. I scouted out campsites, made dates with friends in far away cities, and bought a new camera so I could snap the best photos along the way. I snapped up bargain food deals, and socked away catering leftovers. Most importantly, I […]
August has been far and away the most expensive moth of the year for me. Even though I have stayed true to my leftover diet and free entertainment I have been hemorrhaging money this month. The hits just keep on coming!
If there is one thing in this wide world of ours that I hate, it’s unexpected expenses. Charges that come from out of left field and totally knock your budget and spending for a loop. Sometimes you can plan for them and of course you should have an emergency fund for the big things, but […]
It happened to me. Even though I try so hard to decrease my risk of unexpected expenses, this one found me. I was dropping my roommate off at the airport when my car’s check engine light came on. My heart sank immediately. Three thoughts raced through my head: 1) I need my car! 2) If it […]
Throughout the course of each month I track my ‘extra’ money. Money that doesn’t have a strict allocation like rent or food is what I consider my extra. For some people there is no such thing as extra money. These people use a zero sum budget, where you allocate every penny you bring in each […]