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Check Your Credit Score and Credit Report Today, for Free!

Updated as of April 2016 April is one of the months that I have designated to check my credit report. Since you’re allowed (by law) a free credit report annually from each of the 3 credit reporting agencies, that gives you an opportunity to check one report every four months. Here’s the schedule I recommend: […]

Net Worth Update: March 2016

Net Worth Update: March 2016

Yes, I indulged myself in a little April Fool’s Day prankery yesterday – sorry if I got anyone’s hopes up too high about my bright future in a tiny house! It would have made for a great series on the blog here, that’s for sure. But don’t worry: I actually do have a few fun […]

Downsizing: We’re Moving to a Tiny House!

Downsizing: We’re Moving to a Tiny House!

Update: Thanks to everyone who played along, but this was another one of my classic April Fool’s day pranks! Though I love the tiny house movement (especially looking at pictures of them), moving into one isn’t actually in the cards for me at this time. But aside from “actually moving into a tiny home” the […]

Net Worth Update: February 2016

Net Worth Update: February 2016

Happy Super Tuesday! It’s voting day for the primary elections here in Virginia, so I’ve got to fire this update off fast and then get myself to the voting booth. That’s okay though, because there’s only one major story about what happened to my net worth in February: taxes. Change: ($548) or -2.31 % February […]

Net Worth Update: November 2015 – January 2016

Net Worth Update: November 2015 – January 2016

New Year, new update! It’s a really exciting time here at Poorer Than You, and I can’t wait to- OMFG WHAT IS THAT GRAPH DOING?!? So November was down, but by such a small amount that I can comfortably call it “flat.” And I anticipated a “down” month anyway: November has one of those pesky […]

Net Worth Update: October 2015

Net Worth Update: October 2015

I can’t get over how quickly stores can just move on from Halloween. The husband and I took a stroll over to our neighborhood grocery store earlier today, and somehow they’d managed to move out nearly all of the Halloween cereals, and replace them with Christmas ones. Personally, I’m still clinging to my glittery black-and-orange […]

Net Worth Update: February – September 2015

Net Worth Update: February – September 2015

Hello chilllllllllllldren! It’s Three Dog- wait, no, that’s not right. This is Stephonee, not Three Dog. Sorry, I’ve been playing a lot of Fallout 3 recently. But let’s talk about my collection of real-world money, not bottle caps: February: $15,334 (-$640 or –4.01%) March: $15,870 (+$535 or +3.49%) April: $17,841 (+$1,971 or + 12.42%) May: […]

Hallelujah! TurboTax is Offering Free Federal AND State Returns This Year

Hallelujah! TurboTax is Offering Free Federal AND State Returns This Year

If you’ve got a simple tax return, you are in for some serious good news my friend: TurboTax just announced a new product, TurboTax Absolute Zero, which will let you file a federal 1040A or 1040EZ and a state return, for precisely $0. FREE. And no additional costs for claiming your earned income tax credit […]

Net Worth Update: January 2015

Net Worth Update: January 2015

New year, new job… but how’s it all shaping up? Let’s take a look! Change: +$4,294 or +36.76% January Net Worth: $15,975 A nice (very nice!) change there. But, I don’t expect the trend to continue at quite such a speedy way. This month, there were a lot of boosts to my accounts from the […]

Net Worth Update: March – December 2014

Net Worth Update: March – December 2014

The conflict of interest that put this site on hiatus is over. The future holds a lot of updates and changes to the blog, but before we get into any of that, let’s do a post just on what happened in my personal net worth while I wasn’t writing: March: $842 (-$1,145 or -57.62%) April: […]