All Posts Tagged With: "sell"

New Car!

No, not for me, unfortunately – but fantastic news for the BF!  He bought a 2008 Dodge Avenger for $15,500 (almost $7K off the sticker price) this weekend.

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Why A New Car

Currently, the BF drives a 13-year-old Jeep Grand Cherokee.  There are several unfortunate things about the car, but the most important are: 1) it gets about 8 mpg on the highway, and 2) it has started experiencing mechanical failure because of its age…in addition to the fact that he’s had to get towed about 3 times in the last 6 months or so, the power locks on the front doors don’t work, nor does the retractable antennae, and thus, the radio. Continued

Busy, Good Things

This will probably be a pretty anticlimactic post after yesterday’s post on stay at home moms (don’t forget to check out the huge Brazen debate that I took part in…), but I just wanted to let you all know what’s going on in my life!  Things have been extremely hectic.  I finished revising my dissertation and turned it in, so now all that stands between me and my PhD is paperwork.  Awesome!  I can’t wait to have the diploma…and my boyfriend can’t wait to call me Dr. Honey!

Also, as I mentioned, we’re moving.  It goes down this Saturday…I’ve arranged for Friday and Monday to be furlough days but I am basically going to be running around like a chicken with its head cut off during that time and won’t be able to post (won’t even have internet!) for a couple days at least. 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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