Is There Such a Thing as Free?

We’ve all seen the ads. “Free Pandora ring!” “Bonus 40,000 miles!” “Free poster!” “Free WiFi!” But are they really free? Now, look at those examples above and look past the bold headline to the small asterisk and even smaller print. “Free Pandora ring!”* (when you buy jewelry over $100) “Bonus 40,000 miles!”* (when you spend … Read more…

Rant n Rave: Moving, Identity Theft, and Minimalism

Rants: I was checking over my accounts in Mint when I noticed something strange. Apparently, I had apparated to the East Coast and gone on a wild $10 shopping spree at Build a Bear. No joke. Someone stole my credit card information and bought $10 worth of merchandise from Build a Bear. It was painfully obvious … Read more…

Monthly Spending Report: May 2015

The month of May has come and gone at lightning speed. From starting out the month celebrating my best friend’s wedding to closing it out by cramming all my stuff in a U-Haul, it’s been quite the month. The wedding went wonderfully, the dresses were beautiful and the smiles abounded. I’m not sure I can … Read more…