The Hard Wins

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I won’t have a weekly debt update this week, since I didn’t pay much off. Instead I want to focus on the challenge my last 3 loans will be to pay off ....more

May 2015 Budget Update

I have been dreading this post. Like – dreading it! This month has not been great in terms of our budgeting ....more

Surprise Job Application

I have a friend whose son...more

Summer Book Club

Hi Friends! I hope you’re having a great Friday and beginning of your weekend! I just had an idea I wanted to run by you all ....more

Weekly Debt Update #16- Memorial Day Fun

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope everybody is having a great (and short) week thus far! As I originally intended to post this on Tuesday, I want to talk about what we did for Memorial Day ....more

Birthday on a Budget

Shhh, this is a secret post....more

Summer Groceries – KISS Style

It is HOT outside....more

My Apologies

I want to apologize for not having a post written for my day today. Given the holiday and the day off yesterday, I got my days all mixed up and I forgot today was Tuesday. I fully intended on writing my post tonight (thinking today was Monday), until GF texted me, asking me when I was going to post: GF: “Are you going to post today?” Me: “I’m writing my post tonight but I won’t post it until the morning.” GF: “It’s Tuesday, though” After a few minutes thinking about it: Me: “O #$%@ ....more

Happy Memorial Day!

I said it at the end of my Thursday post, but I just want to say Happy Memorial Day to all present and former U.S. military members and their families. Sorry I don’t have a great second post for today. My MIL and grandmother-in-law just left to go back to Texas this morning and I have a bit of a fun-hangover from all the activity of the past few days ....more

Cruise 2016 Update

Remember when I first told you all about my plan to set sail in February 2016 on a cruise with my family in celebration of my Mom’s 60th birthday? Well I’ve got some updates…. Initially, the plan was for this cruise to be a 100% surprise for my Mom ....more