a c+ in financially fit

Every now and then, I like to examine my financial situation – see how my credit score is, see how much debt I have, compare my budget to what I’m exactly spending. Mainly, it’s just to remind me that I’m not sleeping on a bed of hundred dollar bills or in a great enough financial situation to make it rain into the Mall of America’s rotunda on a regular basis. And usually, I wind up using what cool new tool I can find online.

Tonight, I used BillsIQ to see if I was “financially fit” (Lord knows that’s the only way I’m fit!) and the results were pretty much where I expected them — a 76%, which translates into about a C. It reminded me to do pretty helpful things like shop around for insurance rates (especially since mine are jumping through the roof in August, since my address change will finally take effect) and get my ass in gear to make a will, even though the only thing I need to leave to someone is my big, fat dog. And my Seimone Augustus bobblehead.

I’m glad I’m nowhere near the point where I need to worry about Bankruptcy or someone repossessing my car. And BillsIQ might be kind of a nice place to stop back in every once in a while to see where I’m at with ye ol’ finances.


  1. I got 87% for a B. There’s still so much that I need to take care of, which would be so much easier if I could just get married, which then pisses me off when I think about it and so I never continue on to actually doing anything about it.

  2. Michele N

    I’m impressed that you checked out this site and quit caffeine and possibly juice?. Keep up the good work! I am going to check the site out now…

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