What a crazy month! Can we say complete failure? In the beginning of the month, I set a few goals. Here’s how I did: Have a budget meeting with the hubby. Fail! I tried somewhat but it just didn’t happen with the kids on spring break and his parents visiting. Increase contributions to his 401k… Continue reading March 2016 Recap
I am tired of thinking about money, budgeting, making goals and questioning my goals. I just want a break from it all. I don’t necessarily want to go on a shopping spree or book an really expensive vacation. I just want to set our spending and saving on cruise control and not stress about it… Continue reading The Trouble with Money
I’ve been ridiculously grumpy lately for no reason. I know I have much to grateful for, but I have been having a hard time counting my blessings. Over the last few weeks, we have been invited over to a few of our friends homes to celebrate new babies, new homes, new marriages and other fun… Continue reading Struggling…
When you last heard from me, I was literally missing $8,000. Yesterday, I logged into my accounts first thing in the morning to see if the money had been added back to my account or applied to my mortgage. Neither was the case. I randomly checked a few hours later, and lo and behold, the money… Continue reading The Curious Case of the Missing $8k
A few posts ago, I shared my indecisiveness regarding my six month emergency fund. I recently learned that the grant that funds my position has been renewed until 2021. Also, my husband had his annual performance evaluation and came out with a raise. Feel pretty good about our employment status, I made the decision to… Continue reading Not to be dramatic, but all of this!
I wanted to thank everyone that commented on my last post. It seems like most were in agreement that removing the kids activities would not only put more money back into our wallets, but also might actually make my children happier. As suggested, I asked them to weigh in on what they enjoy doing and what they wanted… Continue reading I refuse to be discouraged
I have been trying to figure out how to come up with the extra $770 a month that I need. After May, I no longer have to pay $175 a month for my son’s full day kindergarten. That leaves me with $595 to find. I go back and forth about what to give up. If… Continue reading Streamlining Operations