To say that a lot has happened since my last blog post is truly an understatement. We are living in a crazy time and I hope all of my readers are doing ok. I debated a long time about posting anything on the blog. I was worried that it would seem tone deaf in what… Continue reading Long time, no blog
After years of looking and waiting, I finally bought the damn car! This has been such a long time coming. I kept telling myself that I should wait and that my old car was fine. I wanted to wait for a couple of things. I wanted to wait so I could save up a decent… Continue reading I Finally Bought My Dream Car!
As you all have noticed, I took a long break from the blog. I wasn't sure if I was going to continue writing it. Honestly I'm still not sure. My mindset about how I manage my money has been changing over the past year. Paying off debt is no longer my primary focus which you… Continue reading Personal Finance is Personal
It’s the end of a decade so it feels like a good time to reflect. Ten years ago I was a senior in high school. A lot of things have happened since then. Some things have changed but some things are still the same. It’s almost the ten year anniversary of my house burning down. … Continue reading A Decade In Review
Two months ago I talked about giving myself an $100 allowance to buy things from my ever growing wishlist (I’m Giving Myself an Allowance). This month I finally treated myself to a few things. Bralette - $26. I bought a cute bralette from American Eagle. I wasn't on the market for a new bra but… Continue reading How I Spent My Allowance This Month
Sometimes I like to sit and daydream about the things that we will do to our house at some future date (who knows when). We have a long list of improvements we'd like. Some of the list includes kitchen remodel, new floors, wine cooler, covered patios, new fence.... It's never ending. If you have a… Continue reading Future Home Updates
I almost caved today. A and I went out and looked at several dealerships. I definitely saw a couple things that I liked. And I saw some things closer to the price range I've set for myself. I started day dreaming about having something new(er). Then I gave myself a reality check. I got online… Continue reading The Ongoing Saga of My Car
Well I was absentee on the blog for a couple weeks. October ended up being a busy/stressful month. I had a difficult assignment at work. We made a day trip to Austin. I caught my first cold of the season. There were some personal issues. My car died on me (again). And then to top… Continue reading October Budget Update
It took longer than I thought it would, but A and I paid off my engagement ring! A and I got my engagement ring in August of 2017. It started off at $11,000 at 9.99% for five years. Obviously that interest rate sucked. The minimum payment was $235 per month. Pretty early on we decided… Continue reading We Paid Off My Engagement Ring!
Recently I started a wish list on my phone. At first, it started out mostly as a sort of joke. Something would come up and I would think, "I need (insert item here) but it's not in the budget this month... oh well." But then the next month I still wouldn't put any money into… Continue reading I’m Giving Myself an Allowance