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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Almost positive: Q207 net worth

Tweet As of today, my net worth is -$1,701. Less than $2,000 to go and I’ll be in positive territory. Assets include cash and cash equivalents and investments. Liability is my college student loan. Compared to six months ago, my net worth has increased by over $8,500. My signing bonus constituted a significant part of […]

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Great expectations

Tweet Check out this LA Times profile (free registration required, check bugmenot.com if you don’t want to register) on a 40something executive. The one phrase that jumped out at me was: [she] never…expected she would one day need to manage her own finances. Readers, what were your money expectations (from your parents & surroundings) growing […]

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Life & adventure

Tweet So, one of my friends from middle school (who doesn’t have a steady job) just emptied her bank account (“took every penny” is how she put it) and went off on a trip to Asia with her boyfriend. The pictures she took were amazing. It’s things that like this that makes me wonder, um, […]

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Guess what I bought

Tweet New duvet for my soon-to-be new apartment. From Anthropologie. Almost $150. Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores… but I read in Wikipedia that Anthropologie was “designed to appeal to 30- to 40-something affluent professional women with total family annual income above $200,000.” Hmmm.. I’m definitely not there right now.

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Mini-trip!

Tweet I am going to see my friend, H, today. She recently got a new job and moved to a cute new apartment about 100 miles away, so I’m visiting her before she starts work in a couple days. Can you say EXCITED!? I’ve decided to take the train. Round-trip tickets cost $45. Driving will […]

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If Your House Was Burning Down

Tweet and you only had enough time to grab ONE thing with you as you run past the falling beams and leap over the FLAMES OF DEATH… what would you take? Me? I’d probably grab Grandma’s ring, then hightail it outta there like there’s no tomorrow.

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Manhattan, here I come!

Tweet I am going to the City that Never Sleeps, the Big Apple, the tiny slice of island that has captivated the imagination of Americans everywhere since its founding (do I sound like a PBS documentary?). Pardon my excitement… but I just found out that I’ll be going to NYC for a couple of weeks […]

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