My daughter received her red belt in ATA Taekwondo last week. She’s been practicing this art since she was 7 years old and used to love it. Now, not so much. It’s a struggle to get her to go to her lessons. Personally, I am over the time commitment (2-3x a week) and am especially over… Continue reading A Costly Lesson
In my last post, I outlined five goals I plan to work towards. I was itching to get started on something, so I tackled the one that requires no money: decluttering. Over the course of four days, I organized and cleaned the majority of our home! While it sounds like a tremendous feat, I ended… Continue reading Random weekend thoughts
After quite a bit of thought and a little discuss with the hubby, I have a few goals in mind to help us improve our financial future. Here are some of our thoughts: Max out my husband’s 401K. Although it isn’t matched, we figure this a good place to start investing in our future. It also… Continue reading It’s all coming together…
When I first started blogging, I figured I would be basically thinking out loud. I have been quite amazed at the great comments and thought-provoking feedback I have received so far. Exploring other personal blogs has been extremely eye opening as well. Everyone seems to be improving their lives and taking different approaches to do… Continue reading What to do, what to do?
Who has received their tax refund already? We just got our state tax refund back. I know that if you get a refund, you are doing something wrong. However, I can’t figure out how to get it so we are not paying federal taxes. No matter what adjustments we make, we always seem to get… Continue reading Birthdays and Taxes
I saw this image posted on Instagram the other day and it has really resonated with me. As I think about future financial goals, I find myself dreaming about of all the things I could purchase. If I am financially savvy and put my mind to it, I could pay off my mortgage in 7-10 years, max out our retirement… Continue reading Home Sour Home
I am still pretty confused about what our next big financial goal should be. Lately, I have been looking into Dave Ramsey’s baby steps for guidance. (Is it just me or are some steps not “baby” at all?) I can’t really tell what step I am even on! Step 4 is Invest 15% of household income… Continue reading Dave’d and Confused