Fifth grade. My parents were in some kinda of financial crunch, as usual. Only this time, their crunch came right at back-to-school time. So, no back-to-school clothes for 9-year-old Stephanie! I didn’t care that much, really. My parents promised me that a few paychecks later, we’d go shopping. So I put on my favorite year-old […]
Does your area have good public transportation? Mine doesn’t. Because I live in the boonies. It’s literally five miles to the nearest gas station or convenience store. The only thing within walking distance of me is a sketchy trailer park filled with people who used to make fun of me on the bus to school. […]
I was contemplating the question, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” and I starting thinking, “Wait! Where am I now?” Here’s the breakdown of my finances… The Man With No Name style! The Good: cash, checking, savings, assets, etc. Cash: $82.00 and a bunch of rolled change equaling $11 or more Checking: two […]
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I remember reading in some financial blog or other (I have no idea which one, as I read about a billion), that the high-yield savings accounts come with a hidden price: low-yield customer service. It makes sense – the less people they have to employ, the more of a return they can offer you. I […]