Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 30 2011

Buying gifts for your significant other

Christmas Couple

Every time a gift-giving holiday rolls around, I find myself in a financial bind as to what to do about gifts. When you share finances and combined checking accounts, how do you keep presents a surprise? Or do you even bother exchanging gifts in the first place? via For Christmas last year, I gave Eric …

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Nov 28 2011

The Christmas Wish List

pots and pans

image found here I am obviously a lame person because I am asking for any type of pots and pans for Christmas. But we need them. I think my feminist badge just wrinkled itself. image found here Unless it was my birthday, I don’t think I could justify a pair of Lululemon pants. So I’ll …

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Nov 24 2011

I am blessed

For my healthy husband and my energetic dog and for bringing them home safely every night. For my job and for letting me love it. For pumpkin and apple pie, and stuffing. And honey glazed turkey. For a roof over our heads. For blessing us with two wonderful families who live within 20 minutes of …

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Nov 16 2011

My Biggest Financial Mistake


I have never been irresponsible with money. I had my first credit card at 14. In college, I had an on-campus job and babysat A LOT. I have never been late on a payment, I have never  defaulted on a loan, I have excellent credit. But the biggest financial mistake I ever made was buying …

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Nov 14 2011

More proof we’re an old married couple


With Eric’s 4 a.m. wake-up time Monday thru Friday, we have a hard time sleeping in on weekends. I had Friday off from work and I found myself wide awake at 5:30 a.m. It sucks. A week ago, we had friends over and Eric fell asleep mid-conversation! It was 9 p.m. This is what a …

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Nov 13 2011

Reebok offers refund in class action lawsuit

This post brought to you by Reebok Settlement. All opinions are 100% mine. You all know I’m into working out and trying to get in shape. That’s why I’ve been doing barre classes–which I think are one of the best workouts ever. However, on the days when I can’t make it to the gym, I …

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