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Tax Returns: Complete and Total Satisfaction

Oh, dudes, the beauty of unemployment.  Since I went over 3 months without a job last summer (and since I hired an accountant to do my taxes this year) I am getting back about $2500 on my federal and (for the first time!) state income taxes.

Woot!

What are my plans for the moolah, you ask?  Well, here’s the breakdown:

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What I Want vs. What I Want

All righty, peeps – I am about to ask your advice about something which has me genuinely torn, and while it doesn’t directly affect my relationship, it certainly has all sorts of possibilities to do so.  The reason I’m torn is because I feel like there are two things I want more or less equally, and in some ways they are intertwined and in others they are in direct competition with each other.

Ready to weigh in on my life?  Here goes… Continued

Tips for Surviving a Recession (What to do BEFORE You Get Laid Off)

I thought Lance’s article on surviving a layoff contained some real quality advice, so here’s my two cents.  The best defense, they say, is a good offense, so I’m going to focus on what the BF and I are doing now to ensure our financial future whether or not we get laid off.  The two biggest expenses we have are our debt (credit cards and student loans) and our house, so our plan is twofold:

  1. Maximize our debt-payoff strategy, and
  2. Minimize our monthly expenses

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Home Ownership is for Suckers

All right, Me Thinks posted another awesome comment on my Our Financial Philosophy post and Lance chimed in as well…the interwebs stole my first attempt at a comment, and then my rewrite of it was long enough to be a blog post, so here it is!  It doesn’t have anything to do with relationships, really, except that this is something that I feel REALLY strongly about and if you do too (one way or the other) then it’s a good thing to be aware of while you’re dating.

Owning a home is for suckers. Continued

Defining Poverty

When Lance told me that he was going to write a post to participate in Blog Action Day 08 to talk about poverty, I was right there with him.  This is not only because it’s an extraordinarily important issue (which it is), but because with the way that the economy is going right now, poverty is becoming more than an idea to many Americans–it’s being redefined as it becomes many people’s reality. Continued

RoseMary Shell: Spawn of Satan or Jilted Victim?

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=RbY6wpEFf-0[/youtube]

Holy cow, have you seen this story? A woman, RoseMary Shell, was jilted a few days before her planned wedding to Wayne Gibbs in 2007. He dumped her by leaving a note in the bathroom and a check for $5000. She sued for “breach of promise.” She won and was awarded $150,000.

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