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The moneyless man

August 28th, 2010 at 11:18 am

Did you guys read this article? Just thought I would share it with you.


Quite interesting!

Is it winter already?

August 24th, 2010 at 07:25 pm

I had to wear a light coat today! Just thought I would share that with you. I was so cold at work that I wanted to have some hot chocolate. Sadly I discovered the hot chocolate mix I had expired in April. Day was pretty uneventful. This month is pretty tight with a lot of expenses, so trying to keep low. Have been bringing lunch to work. Did buy a snack though today. How's everybody else doing?

Dental woes and others

August 17th, 2010 at 08:18 pm

I have a chipped tooth! AND that happened the very next day I came back from the dentist. (Not the tooth they worked on). Sigh... I think I have already used up most of my 1k allowable for the year, and it's only August. I am sure I also need filling in one of the molars. Who knows how much that is going to cost. I keep getting weird "this is not a bill" statement from my dental insurance. It looks like my dentist has had to file the claim forms a multiple times for past treatments.

Speaking of claim forms, I finally posted the claim forms for my dog's vet expenses. I am hoping I will get 230 back.

So far, I have been pretty good at cooking meals and taking packed lunch to work. It's a bit of a hassle to carry all the containers with me though. Usually I have two. One for fruits and one for lunch. I really don't want to be one of those ladies with multiple bags on them. It looks sloppy and not comfortable.

Work has been crazy and I can see it getting only crazier. Must do something about it! Today I didn't even have a single minute to myself. I had to eat lunch at my desk, which is becoming a routine.

On a good note, my dog is much better! Smile

Well, so much for now. More later..

Paid a huge CC bill

August 14th, 2010 at 06:49 pm

This month I had a huge CC bill payment. I just paid it today and now I feel as poor as a church mouse. I also budgeted for the rest of the month. Hopefully I can stick to it. I must stick to it. I made myself a lovely curry dinner that I got a recipe from the internet. I've still got enough for 2 more servings. Yey. I have to fill out the pet health insurance form and drop it in the post tomorrow. Hopefully I will see some money from them soon. Apart from little tinkering around at home, this has been a quiet day. Nothing planned for the weekend. So just relaxing. I wanted to read a personal finance book that I had borrowed from the library over the weekend, but I left it at work. I hope all of you had a loverly Saturday.

Help! Getting a little out of hand

August 12th, 2010 at 07:27 pm

Spendings that is. I have fallen off the wagon, and can't seem to stop Frown
Work is exhausting. After I get home, I do not feel like doing anything. So I have ate out a lot. I also do not feel like making lunch for the next day, so I have eaten out for that as well. Meanwhile I am some salad sitting in my fridge getting moldy and I don't seem to have the energy to whip up a nice salad lunch. I just want this week to be over already.

Expensive August

August 9th, 2010 at 07:31 pm

It's not even the middle of the month, but August has been very expensive all and all what with sky high vet bills and what not. Hopefully I will get a considerable amount back from pet health insurance. I know some people do not believe in health insurance for pets, but the way I look at it, it all balances out in the end. I don't feel comfortable getting rid of it now - after having it for so long. Although seriously for the most part I think this business is a racket.

So it doesn't look like I will be making much progress on savings this month sadly. My electricity bill was also ridiculously high for this month. It has been a very hot summer. Still. I did not use that much more air conditioning than I did last year, but the % increase on the bill is way high. From what I understand it's not even the actual usage that they measure to send you the bill - it's an estimate. I wonder if I can challenge that.

Yesterday I went food shopping and bought some in-season fruits and veggies. I should make it a point to visit the farmer's market for next week. I am a semi vegetarian and am finding that fresh vegetables/fruits are much more expensive to buy than non-vegetarian food. Couldn't help that I am making myself a fresh fruit smoothie every morning as breakfast. Yum.

Busy Saturday

August 7th, 2010 at 10:41 am

It's been a pretty busy Saturday so far - cleaning up after my dog who's sick, rushing to the vet, cleaning more. The vet says he should feel better in a week or so. Now I am off to sunbathe him. Hope some fresh air and sunshine will make the poor fellow feel better. I hop you all are having a wonderful day. I have spent a good deal of money at the vet's this week. I will have to count my left over money after we get back.

What does being rich as a troll means to me?

August 5th, 2010 at 06:31 pm

Being rich to me means the following:

*To be able to afford a modest home in one of the major cities of the world
*Pay a decent amount of down payment
*Being able to make the monthly house payment without trouble
*Have a year+ worth of emergency fund while contributing to retirement
*Be able to travel twice a year
*Be able to help out family/friends without feeling the pinch too much
*Be able to find happiness in things that money can't buy

What does being rich mean to you?

ps: Can anyone please tell me why the bulleted list is not working?

Hello there.

August 4th, 2010 at 09:14 pm

Goal: to be rich as a troll.