Guest Blog Post: What To Do With “Windfall” Cash

June 18, 2012

I have another guest blog post published over at, this time about how to keep extra cash from flying out of your wallet before you even really know it’s there. Check it out!

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Best Resources for Researching Credit Cards

June 11, 2012

My friend emailed me the other day and asked if I had a good resources for researching credit cards. She’s trying to improve her credit score and figures (correctly) that building good history with revolving credit is a great way to do that. (This assumes that you use your revolving credit—i.e., credit card—wisely.) The Two […]

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My First Guest Blog Post

May 24, 2012

(In case anyone’s wondering, it was absolutely a challenge not to put nine exclamation marks after that title. I just want you to admire my self-restraint. :)) Today marks my very first guest blog post on another personal financial literacy site. I’m going to say that again, because I think it’s just so awesome: Today […]

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Today The Finance Geek Turns Two!

May 14, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday,! I celebrated the site’s birthday a little early by updating the look (my sister, who is a whiz with design stuff, helped immeasurably). In the next few weeks, I hope to implement a reorganization of the various pages and posts so that older posts that are popular or useful are more […]

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Setting Up a Container Garden on a Budget

May 9, 2012

Gardening can have some high up-front costs, especially container gardening where you have to furnish not only the pots and seeds, but also the dirt. This spring and summer, I’ve turned my third floor balcony into an experiment in growing delicious vegetables. Planning the garden I wrote a very detailed post about planning a container […]

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Our Budget Isn’t Working! What to Do?

April 23, 2012

I’ve been increasingly frustrated by our budget these last few months, and I’ve been at a loss for what to do about it. Nothing’s inherently wrong with our budget, except that we seem to have plateaued. We’ve done really well the last twelve months, paying down our last credit card and saving a bit on […]

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