Weekly roundup: Gyms, retirement and cars

October 24, 2014

Happy Friday Dinks.  How was your week?  Mine was great.  I’m feeling more and more at home in our new apartment and I joined a gym in my new neighborhood.  Yep that’s right I, lover of the outdoors, joined a gym.  For the next 12 months I will have $43 deducted from my bank account […]

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I’m in debt again – and it’s OK

October 23, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Nick and I have been in our new apartment for almost a month and although we still have some furniture to buy and some boxes to unpack we are slowly but surely getting settled into our new space. I have advocated many times here on Dinks Finance that I am not a […]

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5 reasons I’ll always take the bus

October 22, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you know buying a car was my biggest financial mistake and although some days I do really miss the convenience of hopping in my ride I will probably never buy a car again.   Actually that’s not necessarily true I will never buy a new car again unless I really need it.  […]

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How much is your living worth?

October 20, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, are you overpaying for your lifestyle?  I don’t mean if you’re living beyond your means or if you are racking up thousands of dollars in debt.  I’m asking if your currently living situation could be done on less. What does someone with money look like? Why […]

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Weekly roundup: Cars, cards and being in the middle

October 17, 2014

Good morning Dinks and Happy Friday.  It’s been 17 days since we moved into our new apartment and although there are still some boxes we need to unpack we are definitely getting settled in.  This weekend we are going to walk around and get to know our new neighborhood.  For the first time in three […]

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Do I look poor?

October 16, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  This past week one of my colleagues offered to buy me coffee during our break.  Normally I enjoy accepting free Starbucks but there was something about the way he offered that really offended me.  I asked him why he always has the need to pay for things when he’s around me, even […]

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The unknown makes me uneasy

October 15, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you know in a mere three months my company will be out of business because we were sold to one of our competitors.  The new company promised to keep as many jobs as they can and their plan is to keep them in our city.  However at the same time they […]

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It’s OK to be alone

October 13, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  It seems like everywhere we turn someone is talking about mental health – from TV commercials about depression to our employers emphasizing a work life balance.  My employer is always stressing the importance of a work life balance.  After attending seminars about how to decompress after a rough work day and attending […]

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Weekly roundup: Priorities, Excuses and Startups

October 10, 2014

Happy Friday Dinks.  My birthday week is officially over and as of yesterday I am 34 years old. I’ve got to tell you it feels awesome.  Over the last week Nick and I moved into an amazing apartment and although moving is VERY expensive we are finally getting settled in our space.  Once it’s all […]

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