2014 Highlights

January: Trying out Sally Hanson Nail Effects 

February: My work trip to San Diego

March: The HIMYM series finale and finale party I threw for it

April: I went blonde

May: Running my 5th straight Race for Hope

June: Meeting T

July: Dominating my first sprint triathlon

August: My birthday in Dewey

September: Ragnar DC

October: Vermont trip for my friend Sarah’s wedding

November: Auburn visit

December: Touring T around NYC

Looking forward to what 2015 has in store for me!

How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.

How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.

Fit Finances

I have never been great at managing my finances, although I’ve gotten much better over the last 3 years or so (coincidently soon after I was successful at shedding 40+ lbs).

However credit card debt, car loans, and school loans all weighed heavily on my shoulders and have in the past made me feel like I’m never going to get out from under it. However I’m pleased to report after looking closely at all my debt yesterday (a usual pre-New Year tradition) this is where I stand: 

  • I have $200 left on my credit card – which I plan to pay off before Jan 1. I’ve been out of CC debt a few times and thankfully I’m good now about only using it for emergencies (usually of the dog or car variety).  
  • I have ~$4,000 left on my car loan which I think can be paid off before the end of 2015
  • and in amazing news I have like ~$7,600 left in school loans which I think I can realistically be rid of in 3 years (back in 2005 I locked in a super low interest rate so I’d rather get out from all my other debt before I aggressively chop down my school debt). 

Consider this a sort of WEIGH IN for me 😛

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR ACTIVE WOMEN

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR ACTIVE WOMEN