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Monthly Archives: July 2008

Wanting to get away…

Tweet I’ve been getting the itch to go travel lately. It doesn’t even have to be somewhere out of the state – a weekend get-away would be really nice. And I know this is an oxymoron, but does anyone have recommendations for not-terribly-expensive bed-and-breakfast places in San Diego or Santa Barbara region? I’m thinking of […]

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Reason #692314 I am a PF nerd

Tweet Tonight I went to Barnes & Noble to study. During breaks between problem sets, I… did NOT read Marie Claire or Real Simple or House Beautiful (all magazines I love) did NOT flip through cook books with pages and pages of photos of delicious foods did NOT dream about the latest in-style outfits in […]

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There she goes

Tweet I saw this sun dress, and it’s lovely. Lovely. Perfect to wear for a brunch or a party. It’s been discounted to from $297 to $103, which is not an unreasonable price for a silk dress. Did I mention it’s lovely? But you know, $103 will pay for a lot of things: – almost […]

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Weird but true

Tweet Could it be… that I actually LIKE studying for the GMAT? Well, “like” is a strong word, but it’s interesting to learn (and apply -correctly, I hope!-) all the rules that exist in GMAT-land. I’m starting to see the tricks and trap answers that GMAT writers build in to the questions, and why I […]

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Hello, future

Tweet I just had the most amazing training session today, where I got a taste on how to work through a problem with different strategic frameworks and think about the issue from those perspectives. The session taught me a lot, but more importantly it showed me what I want to learn more of. I left […]

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Living for the weekend (the Brunch edition)

Tweet Even though it’s only Monday, I’m already thinking about the weekend… I usually spend around $30-$35 for a brunch for two a couple Sundays a month. It doesn’t break the bank, but I was wondering if I can’t recreate a brunch at home. I have a tiny little balcony that would fit our small […]

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Sign #103523 I'm getting old

Tweet Feeling sleepy before it’s 11 PM… Time to hit the sack. I made the bed this morning so now I have the pleasure of turning back the covers and scooting into my wonderful bed. Why am I so tired….? Oh right. Today I: -Studied for 2 hours -Read romantic novella in a foreign language […]

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2008 Roth = SO done

Tweet Roth IRA I remembered that I have around $300 stashed in some ING accounts… I’ve tried the separate sub-account for everything under the sun method, but it just was’t for me. Originally I decided to consolidate those funds into my Freedom Fund, but then I saw that I was this close to maxing out […]

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Watching TV instead of studying

Tweet Is bad. Very BAD. B-A-D. Vow: I WILL: -Wake up tomorrow, at 5:30 AM, and study -Really, really study I will NOT: -Hit the snooze button until it’s time to get out of bed at 7:45 AM -Say to myself “just 10 more minutes…” -Succumb to the urge to watch youtube Who’s with me?!

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The three amigos: Stocks, Bonds, and Cash

Tweet I’ve had a couple people ask me about the difference between these various asset classes. Now, I am NOT a financial advisor, but I’m putting the definitions in plain language because I remember that before I started investing, just getting the terminology was a pain. It’s difficult to feel confident about what I’m doing […]

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Roommate Saves Money

Tweet Several weeks ago, Jonathan at MyMoneyBlog highlighted the benefits of shared living – and I whole-heartedly agree. Many young adults want to live alone, but at this stage in my life I think having a roommate that I like and respect is a wonderful arrangement for my financial and social life. Right now, I […]

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New reality

Tweet Filled up the tank today for $4.47 / gallon. Was very, very pleased. How are gas prices in your neck of the woods?

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Life, in sentence fragments

Tweet Took a practice test. Did a lot better on the math than the verbal (surprise!). Just got staffed on a big project at work. Headache all day from too much caffeine from the night before. Retirement portfolio continue its downward spiral. Tried not to look. Looked. ~$12,200 in Freedom Fund, over 50% of goal […]

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