Money, credit cards, paying the stupid tax

I had 2 instances last week of paying the stupid tax. One was kinda/sorta my fault, the other is completely on me. The first, more benign of the 2 was actually much more expensive. A year or so ago I took a course at an online university, paying my tuition with a credit card. However, the…

Financial things

Conversations abound all around me about financial stuff. Part of it is work - being someone's accounting/payroll/benefits department does mean a lot of financial conversations with a lot of different people - yet it creeps up and into a wide swath of my personal life as well. I do not mind at all, unless someone…

Shopping and credit card payment obsessing

I have been doing A LOT of online shopping for C's upcoming birthday and of course Christmas. This year I have become obsessed with actual clothing type packages for the kids, which happens every few years. Because they do pop in periodically and read periodically, I cannot tell you all about what I have been…