Monthly Archives: February 2008

New Direction

I’ve said before, you can analyze things and plan and figure it all out, but sometimes when it’s time, it’s time. For example, I have a couple of women friends who are biding their time in their marriages, because they aren’t sure they would be able to make it on their own. One is taking college classes in preparation for a career where she’ll hopefully make more money than if she doesn’t have a degree. She has three children to… Read the rest

Deeper Into Debt Because Of Child Support

We’re going deeper into debt. I knew it was going to happen… The money is going to pay child support that my husband owes me.  We remarried but there was outstanding child support owed to the state so we are now both responsible for it. I forgave the amount that I could, but there is still several thousand that we have to pay. Here’s what our debt looks like as of February 23, 2008: Yesterday I called two lawyers that… Read the rest

Flushing Money Down The Drain

In this post I’m going to do a cost analysis on Costco toilet paper vs. my long time favorite ScotTissue toilet paper. Everyone uses toilet paper, unless you’re extremely frugal and then you might use cloth toilet paper also known as family cloth. I have to admit when I first heard about family cloth I was a little squicked out, but then I thought it might save quite a bit on toilet paper if you only used it for number… Read the rest

How To Build Credit Using a Bank Secured Credit Card

// Learning your credit scores will enable you to monitor your credit health. If you need to build credit, one of the easiest ways to do so is to apply for a bank secured credit card. It doesn’t matter if you have no credit (which can sometimes be worse than bad credit), this option works because you provide the money in advance to the bank and they hold it in an account. In the meantime, you still have access to… Read the rest