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
About Sinking Funds
Sinking funds. What are they and when should you use one? A sinking fund is when you put money aside for a specific event. By now, all of you are familiar with my vacation sinking fund. I got tired of cash flowing my vacays in the month happened so I started putting aside $300 a… Continue reading About Sinking Funds
I’m Going to Disney!
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!
How Not To Travel Hack
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 in Review
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
Final Arizona Trip Cost
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
The Credit Card Float
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
Another Vacation Estimate!
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!
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
November Budget Update
I had three goals for November: 1. Buy Christmas presents, 2. Pay off an additional $1000 in debt, and 3. don't go over budget. I only really accomplished the first goal. I bought the big ticket items but I still have a few more little things to get. I'm looking forward to giving my dad… Continue reading November Budget Update