I’ve been unforgivably absent from the personal finance blogosphere lately. In between planning the wedding, launching a new initiative at work, and teaching I haven’t had much time to read all of the great content my contemporaries are putting out there. Hosting the 169th Carnival of Personal Finance has been a wonderful opportunity for me […]
I am less than thrilled by my current blog theme and design. I want to do total makeover and change everything except my logo. I am pretty sure that I’m going to need to hire someone to do it (I can’t even figure out how to add a “Best of BankerGirl” widget to the site), so it […]
My employer often advocates the benefits of having the proper work-life balance. If I had the energy, I would get worked up into a frenzy over the sub-text of this “balance.” The way I understand it, my managers are all for family time and flexible schedules for employees who have children or unusual family situations […]
My blog is called BankerGirl. When I picked the domain name, it seemed like a good fit for two reasons:
1. I have been a banker for nearly 10 years
2. I am female and I don’t think that there are enough well-educated women out there writing about financial services - so it’s a point of differentiation […]
I’m a fatty.
According to Discovery Health’s BMI calculator, I am obese and need to lose 60 pounds. I have gained about 10-15 pounds a year since I met my partner in 2003 - so that sounds about right. The weight snuck up on me, just like my consumer debt. Every year I make a resolution […]
When I started BankerGirl, I didn’t give a whole lot of thought to what my goals were for the site or who my intended audience was - I just wanted to record the process of getting out of debt and add some fiscal accountability to my life. The one thing I did know that I […]
It’s not too late to enter the BankerGirl logo contest!
So far I have received six entries, the majority of which are concepts instead of finished products, which is just fine with me (that’s the great thing about marrying a graphic designer). I already have some pretty neato proposals, but I’d love to see more.
Please pitch […]
I started this blog because I was in trouble with debt and wanted to tell my story while adding some accountability to my financial life. Yesterday marked the completion of my first month as a blogger. It’s incredible how much I’ve learned about this meduim in the past 30 days. The following is a list of things […]
BankerGirl is having a logo contest!
I’m sure you’ve noticed my new theme - and the giant green space above. My fiance is a graphic designer and had agreed to create something for me in his spare time, but after some thought I’ve decided to see if one of the handful of readers I have out […]
Once again, I am experiencing some technical difficulties. I am in the process of learning CSS and have been experimenting with making some design changes to my theme. Somehow, I managed to delete the right navigation from my home page (it’s still visible on the individual entry sites). I’m not exactly sure what I did to cause that […]