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Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:52 am
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Most active forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals
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Most active topic: Decluttering *Everything*
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Location: chicago
Occupation: web writer/IA
Interests: gardening, nintendo, my house, decluttering
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 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Decluttering *Everything*

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:20 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 15348


It's been a big few weeks for me. I met about half of my June money goals. My net worth held steady and I paid off a couple large chunks of credit card. In fact, tomorrow morning I'm going to make a credit card payment that will bring my total CC debt below $10,000. I'm so excited I can hardly wait ...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Job Hunting

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:42 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 19317


This depends on your industry somewhat, but... Put your resume together and then focus entirely on networking. I've found that the best jobs are only advertised by word of mouth, and a public posting is the last resort. Companies rely on their employees' networks to bring in good people, and it's a ...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Decluttering *Everything*

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:43 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 15348


I agree with both of you, and I think we're all getting at the same thing to varying degrees: There's FAR more to long-term weight loss than just forcing yourself to do it. I'm convinced that a person with lifelong weight problems--a chronically fat person, if you will--has a much larger mental batt...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Decluttering *Everything*

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:27 am 

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I'm not surprised... and yes, it is disheartening. I used to belong to an online weight-loss community, and ya know what? Just about everyone I know from there who was so successful in losing weight gained most or all of it back as soon as weight loss was no longer their #1 priority. Not to give TMI...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Decluttering *Everything*

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:44 am 

Replies: 17
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The other day I came across an old GRS post called <a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2006/10/18/the-high-cost-of-being-fat/">The High Cost of Being Fat</a>. It's so true. About a month ago I realized that I've spent just as much on getting fat as I have on trying to lose the weight--and bot...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Are you using YMOYL to guide your financial decisions?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:18 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 4473


Thanks for your posts, everyone. I'll definitely be picking up YMOYL (and Smart Couples Finish Rich ... SCFR?).

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: What do you splurge on and why?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:00 am 

Replies: 39
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Cady, where do you order the Community Coffee from?

I should add plants and garden supplies to my list. We've planted six trees on our little city lot, plus a ton of perennials and shrubs. That stuff adds up fast! (Ooh, pics of my garden are at http://flickr.com/photos/hellohouse/)

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: What do you splurge on and why?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:44 pm 

Replies: 39
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Morydd, that is lucky for you! Just about all the books I want are there, but I'm never close to it. I've used the transfer service, but that requires a lot of patience. (Takes at least a week.)

I splurge on home improvement materials (totally worth it) and restaurants (not really worth it).

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Are you using YMOYL to guide your financial decisions?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:55 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 4473


I wouldn't say "force." I'd say "inspire." We're permanent, but with no marriage plans, and our finances are completely separate. Don't get me wrong--he isn't out blowing money on junk. He feeds his retirement fund (I think 10%, plus company matching), and most of his disposable ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Are you using YMOYL to guide your financial decisions?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:40 pm 

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If so, how is it working out? If you've read the book but aren't going for it, why not? I'm looking for a financial philosophy to recommend to my bf. He's got a good career going, but doesn't seem to be truly happy and hates having so little free time. He makes a lot of money, but doesn't have a cle...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: VENT - Wells Fargo Loan department

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:31 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 4003


That really sucks! My mortgage is with Wells Fargo, and we luckily haven't had any problems. But I must say, their websites need some SERIOUS attention.

Hopefully it won't take too much more of your time to get this resolved.

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Inbox Zero?

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:58 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 8750


An old boss of mine used a trick to quickly respond to common questions from clients that deserved an in-depth answer: He created the full response and saved it as a signature in his email program. So it was basically boilerplate text that he could personalize/tweak. Maybe that would help. I'm sure ...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Decluttering *Everything*

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:46 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 15348


I'm proud to say that since the beginning of June, I've spent a total of $4.15 on optional stuff. Actually, I returned a cat toy worth $20, and used a Home Depot gift card for another $10. So I'm actually $6 better off now. Pretty awesome compared to my usual spending habits. I'm also proud to say t...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: $55,537 in unsecured debt - now down to $0!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:56 pm 

Replies: 173
Views: 91490


Wow, you're doing great! It's really inspiring.
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