May 2013

Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival #7 – May 31, 2013

Welcome to the May 31, 2013 edition of Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival! I’m happy to report that I am very pleased with the number of articles that were submitted for today’s carnival. Unlike the my previous carnival, this one had 19 submissions – of which I felt 11 were good enough to share […]

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Guilty Vacations

I read a CNN article a couple of days ago about people feeling guilty for taking time off. This article was specifically talking about taking unpaid time off as part of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and how many people either don’t know about this benefit or feel guilty when they have […]

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Update On My 2013 Goals!

On January 15th I outlined 7 goals for 2013. Since then I’ve updated you on a couple of the goals (mostly the ones that were going well), but I haven’t sat down to give you a comprehensive review of my 2013 goals – almost 5 months through the year. For each of my goals I’ll […]

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Stock Market Love! (and Confusion)

The Project When I was in the third grade (maybe 8 years old) we did a project where we partnered with students from the fifth grade (around 11 years old) to learn about the stock market. My team consisted of me, a friend in my grade, and two fifth graders who were there to mentor […]

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Aspiring Blogger – Personal Finance Carnival #6 – May 17, 2013

Before we get started, I just want to say that this is the 75th published post on!!! It’s been almost 9 months in the making, but I’m pretty damn proud of that! Not long before the magical 100! Thanks to everyone who has helped encourage and support me throughout this journey – I appreciate […]

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Net Worth Update – April 2013

April was definitely a transitional month in the Aspiring Blogger household. We got rid of the monkey on our back by paying our massive (to us) tax bill, went on vacation, and had some extra expenses related to our impending home purchase. While our net worth increase was down substantially compared to previous months, we […]

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