My $1000 back to school budget

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So I’ve been a little busy the last few weeks and neglecting the blog! One excuse – I’m back at the university full time to finish up the last year of my 2nd degree program. Going back to school without going back into debt meant massive savings and massive budgeting. Currently, I have enough saved to pay for tuition plus the next two months of living expenses. I have enough guaranteed...

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Updates: May 8-14

This weekend I am going to Seattle for a girls weekend.  We do this once or twice a year.  I’m super excited because I haven’t bought clothes in about 4-5 months and I’m looking forward to picking up a few things while I’m down in the states! Meanwhile, Brian is off to the Netherlands for a week long work-related conference.  Let’s all turn green with envy together. ...

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Becoming a landlord: Getting a tenant

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Brian and I became landlords a little while after purchasing a condo.  For us, it was a good decision because renting the condo (1) Makes us money and (2) Allows us to live in an area of the city we like better.  It’s not easy to decide to become a landlord, and it is even more work after you make the decision.  Here’s how we found our first tenant.   Original by Moyen Brenn at...

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Posted in: Real Estate

Meet my financial mistakes

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I’ve made a lot of financial mistakes in not a lot of time.  In some ways, it was for the best, because I learned a lot of life lessons and it gave me a lot of motivation for getting my financial house in order.  In other ways, it’s really kept me from pursuing opportunities that I’ve been interested in.   Photo credit: Original photo by Images of Money via http://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5929554283/in/photostream Taking...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt, Money
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