I am so horrible with cash, they might just title any TV series about me “Have Cards – Will Travel.” How bad is my money mess? There is always a pool of pennies in the bottom of my purse, and…
Each year feels like it passes faster than the next, and 2011 was no exception. So much changed for me when I got married in March. On that day, my husband’s daunting law school debt became partly my responsibility (he is in his second year), and we then got on the same insurance plans. My emergency fund was also partly depleted in 2011 due to an unexpected laptop death.
On the bright side, I managed to go on an amazing trip to Costa Rica in October without incurring any debt due to diligent savings. I also escaped this past holiday season without any credit card debt–a first for me.
If one or more of your resolutions for 2012 is to improve your finances, read on for this list of great personal finance blog posts from the past week.
A few weeks ago, I blogged that I was dying to get an iPhone 4, but was doing everything in my power to resist. Despite the new features I so desired, I concluded that I just didn’t need one. Shortly after that, once the phones were in stock, I called AT&T to see if I qualified for an upgrade. I learned that even as a current AT&T customer, it would still cost a whopping $199. Ouch. I wavered back and forth, and ultimately decided to wait — at least until I heard more from people as to whether it was actually worth it.
Enjoy a roundup of the week’s best credit card-related blog posts, and learn about all the effort that goes into preparing your credit cards for traveling abroad.