My mom and I just got back from Disney World on Friday! It was a lot of fun. We bought the park hopper ticket option that lets you visit multiple parks and it was 100% worth it. I wasn't entirely sure if I was going to like Animal Kingdom so I wanted to be able… Continue reading Disney Trip Cost
This year is the big 5-0 for my mom. She's been itching to go on another trip so I told her we could wherever she wanted for her birthday. And she picked Disney! I'm pretty excited about going. I've never been and my mom hasn't been since she was a kid. So I'm about to… Continue reading I’m Going to Disney!
It seems like every time I get on the debt free community posts they are talking about travel hacking. For those of you who dont know, travel hacking is basically maximizing your credit card usage to be able to go on trips for free or reduced costs using points. I've always travel hacked some. I… Continue reading How Not To Travel Hack
June ended up being a crazy but good month. This month I got my first paycheck with my raise. I took a motorcycle safety course, got my license, and bought a bike. I bought a helmet and gloves for the bike. And we had an unbudgeted trip to the vet for the good dog. My… Continue reading June in Review
First trip of 2019 is in the bag! We went to Arizona this past week on vacation to see my friend's wedding. She looked beautiful and we had a good time. As it would turn out, A's family doesn't live in surprise at all. They live in Scottsdale. So we ended up visiting Scottsdale, Gilbert,… Continue reading Final Arizona Trip Cost
It's been a couple weeks since I posted last. Since then, I finally passed my last work test and I am now commissioned!! 4.5 years at my job have all been leading up to this. It's a promotion and a great raise and I'm super excited it's finally done!! Now I get to relax some… Continue reading The Credit Card Float
It’s time for another vacation estimate! Our first vacation of 2019 is to Phoenix/Gilbert, Arizona to go to our friend’s wedding! We leave out on a Friday and will head out late Wednesday or early Thursday. We don’t have any specific plans of what we want to see other than the wedding and probably visit… Continue reading Another Vacation Estimate!
In order to get my next promotion at work, I have to pass a series of four tests. The first one is relatively easy. The second test is what holds everyone up. The second test only has a 60% pass rate. It’s a “big deal” because if you fail the test twice, you get let… Continue reading Work Life
Today and tomorrow are my two least favorite days of the year: the Super Bowl and the day after when everyone talks about it. I spend every Super Bowl Sunday reading in a separate room of the house from where A watches the game. This year is a little different since I have the blog… Continue reading January Updates
An interview with Emanuel discussing college, student loan debt, travel plans and lifthen goals!