Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My first payment for school is due

I can't believe it's already time to make another payment for school. It seems like I just made my last payment and it's time to start paying again. Only this time it's more money than I've had to pay in the past because I'm taking more classes. I'm sure I'll get through it. I don't know how but I will.

At least I only have 1 more semester.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Some people are fascinated with Denver

Like my ex for example. He loves Denver. He loves it so much that he wants to move there. I wouldn't be surprised if he told me later that he did in fact move there. He went to visit last year right in the middle of winter. He just kept saying that it wasn't as cold as people expected it to be.

He planned it way in advance. He wanted to visit the different neighborhoods to see what it looked like. He tried several Denver Restaurants to see what kind of local cuisine they had there. He also looked for a job which is the most important thing he could have done. He found several large companies that were hiring including the company he really wanted to work for.

I hope everything works out for him there.

I don't think I'll be shopping this weekend

It's cold outside. I mean freezing cold. It's been snowing for the past few days so it's wet and miserable outside. If I don't have to go outside then I won't. I have enough food to last me for the next week and a half. The only downside is that I would have to go out on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We all know the stores will be a mad house then.

I just don't feel like going out tomorrow. I think I need the rest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I've been slacking on making money

I haven't made a lot of extra money in the last couple of months and that's a bad thing. Almost all of the extra money that I make helps pay for school. I was supposed to use that money in November and December to pay tuition and then in January use the money to pay down debt. Since I haven't made a lot it looks like those plans are out of the window.

Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Friday, November 14, 2008

It seems like a unlikely present

I have a aunt who is sickly. We have to buy her so many special items for her house. For the holidays I'm thinking of buying her a toilet seat riser. It just seems like a really odd gift to give someone. But I feel like if she needs it and it benefits her, then it's a useful and thoughtful gift. You just feel weird giving that to someone though.

It didn't hurt that I got a discount by going to their website and signing up for their ecatalog. It's only going on for a limited time so I jumped on it. The site also sells other health-related items, dietary supplements and exercise equipment. So I might be able to buy myself something from there after all.

Now I need another small gift for my aunt. Just because.

I'm not spending any money this weekend

I'm not spending any money at all. I don't need anything for lunch for work because I buy everything in bulk. I'm good on breakfast food for the next week. I keep going over budget because of small things. I'm trying to stop letting money slip through my fingers.

I'll see how long this lasts.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

No wonder celebrities go broke

Just watch them on award shows and reality shows. They spend their money on the silliest things. Jewel encrusted cups and canes and other junk. Then you have people like Lindsay what's her face that have alcohol addiction and have to go into rehab. It's a shame because they work hard to get where they are but most of them don't appreciate it.

I only wish I could get a small percentage of the cash they see.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I really want to go shopping today

I don't have to work today since it's Veteran's Day. I didn't plan anything even though I want to go to the mall. I went to the mall last week and spent more money than I had planned even though it wasn't a lot. I really don't want to spend more money this week. I just realized that I only have $200 and that's not enough for my slush fund.

Maybe I'll just go get something to eat. I love the mall Bourbon Chicken.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

I wonder how much a MBA will cost me

I know it won't be cheap that's for sure. One positive aspect of my job is that we get tuition reimbursement. That includes MBA's as long as I have degree approval. If I want to make more money I need to go further with my education. Even the low level jobs require advanced degrees.

I'm looking at a graduate school mba from a place like Capella. One of their 109 degree programs includes a MBA. They're an accredited school which is important because if your school isn't accredited, your degree won't be worth the paper it's written on. There's a podcast on their website that I plan on checking out. It has first person experiences from students, faculty and staff. I can find out what people really think about the school before I enroll.

I really plan on doing my research before I commit to the school. Even with reimbursement from my job, I'll spend a lot of money for this degree. So I want to know exactly what I'm getting into.

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Now what's wrong with blogger?

Blogger is acting up for me again. My other blog won't even load. I get a error message and then I get a blank page. This blog is acting goofy on the post page. I don't get the preview button at all which stinks if I have a image that I want to check out before I post. I also can't use any of my labels for my posts. I put them on everything but today, I can't access them.

I guess that's one of the pitfalls of using a free platform.

Wearing the gear the pros wear

Lately I've been noticing that a lot of football players are wearing military style clothing. They've been wearing a lot of fatigues including hats, pants and shirts. Next I'm waiting for them to show up with Galco holsters on their hip. I wonder if it's their own clothing lines or not.

I bet a lot of people will run out and buy what they're wearing just because.

I think I have enough for school

Of course I still have to take a loan for the spring but it won't be for as much as I thought. I have some of the money in cash, some in a loan and some that been budgeted for but I haven't received yet. This is a big relief because I just want to be don't want to have to wonder where the money is gonna come from.

Now if I can just get my credit card paid off I'll be happy.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Great shopping for men in NYC

When most people think of going shopping in NYC, they think of shoes, purses and clothes for women. Women in New Jersey, PA, Delaware and Maryland drive to NYC to get the latest fashions at extremely low prices.

What most people don't think about is shopping for men. There are plenty of places for men to buy clothes. But there is only one place to shop if you're looking for a custom suit. Who wouldn't love to get a custom made suit for almost the same price as a off the rack suit? Just think of the impression that you will make with your new suit.

You are supposed to dress for the job that you want not the job you have. Most people in business also know that it's important to make a great first impression on your customers. With a off the rack suit, your customers might not take you seriously. However when they see you wearing a great fitting mens' suit they will think differently of you. A well-dressed man exudes confidence and that draws people closer to him.

If you plan on going to NY, you should check out the link above to make an appointment to get fitted for your great new look.



I want to buy a exercise video

But I don't want to pay for it. Those videos never go on sale so I have to find it used if I can. I wouldn't mind paying $20 bucks for it at all. It's one of those "fad" exercise programs though and it costs $60. I am not paying that much for one.

Maybe one of my friends has it and will sell it to me.