Category Archives: Family

Hello Again

Happy Friday & Happy June!  Summer is finally here.  I didn’t mean to take a month long hiatus.  Life has just been overwhelmingly busy.  I’m popping in to say I have not abandoned this debt journey blog.  A few bullet … Continue reading

Posted in Auto, Debt, Expenses, Family, Home, Medical, Rental Property | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

$1000!

I made $1,000 in one week selling random junk from around our house!  I don’t know if it was stress or the extra B12, but I was hit hard with the spring cleaning bug.  We still have plans to do … Continue reading

Posted in Debt, Extra Income, Family | 2 Comments

Increasing Expenses + College

Trash pick up increased 30%:  $48/qtrly to $63/qtrly.  No explanation.  I’m paid up through April, so I’ll call other trash companies in the next few weeks to get the service switched. Car insurance increased from $161.80/mo. to $199.80/mo. out of … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Expenses, Family, Goals, Work | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

$27 & Some Good News!

This week was tight.  We had $63 in our account on Sunday, payday wasn’t until today. Thankfully the bills were already paid.  I usually have a buffer in our checking account, but the end of 2017 wasn’t kind to us, … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Extra Income, Family, Home | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

2018 Goals

I had a lengthy list of goals for 2017, and for the most part, failed miserably.  I’m okay with that, life happens, and we had a rough year.  Looking back, I can clearly see I was overreaching.  For 2018 I … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Family, Goals, Planning, Savings | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Budget Friendly Christmas Pt. 2

I saved just over $600 towards Christmas using various savings apps and rewards programs.  I’m stretching this to cover eight people – primarily my two kids.  These are some deals I found this season: Toys R Us Of course their … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Expenses, Family | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Budget Friendly Christmas Pt. 1

I’ve always kept Christmas minimal with my kids.  Growing up we had huge Christmas gatherings and hundreds of gifts.  I watched my cousins become ungrateful brats, and it carried into adulthood.  I knew I wanted to avoid the attitude of … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting, Expenses, Family, Savings | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments