Friday, July 31, 2009

I hope this is a quick meeting

We have a meeting every Friday at 10am. Most of the time we don't talk about anything special. They usually go over different information about the department but sometimes the meetings only last about 5 minutes. I sure hope today is one of those days.

Update: Of course not. It lasted almost 35 minutes. We talked non-stop about the fact that our department is expanding with people that won't be doing our work.

Major eye roll.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Why couldn't I find a gold coin?

I couldn't even believe that it really happened but it did. It just seems too good to be true. A local woman went to a vending machine and gold a pure gold coin with her change. No not a regular gold dollar that you can get from the bank. She got a gold collectible dollar out of the vending machine. She gave it to her local school as a donation and they sold it to a local dealer. The school got over $900 for that coin.

You can't even buy those coins right now. Gold is in short supply so there won't be anymore gold coins minted until the reserves are built back up. Right now the best place to go is to Monex for your gold coins. They have a in-house reserve that you can buy and have sent to you. Or they can arrange for a depository to hold it for you.

I guess that's my best bet as well since I can't count on gold falling from the sky, or the vending machine either for that matter.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I want a new phone

I don't need a new phone however. It's really hard to justify the expense when you know it's something that you don't really need. The funny thing is that I'll spend much more money on a daily basis at work. If I just tightened my belt for a few weeks, I could pay for the phone and not even miss the money.

Maybe I'll wait until summer is over and see what I can get.

Friday, July 03, 2009

My savings aren't going so good

I should be saving a lot more money than I am right now. I still have credit card bills and both personal and student loan payments every month. But I don't have a tuition bill or books to buy any more. So my savings should be growing by a nice clip. Instead I'm just spending the money on junk or even worse, I'm wasting it.

I need to start getting serious about my money.