What a terrible month this turned out to be! Well, terrible in the sense that its May 31st and I feel like I took several steps backwards. I had high hopes for this month that went unfulfilled. As the month progressed, I felt less and less like a confident CFO or even COO of our… Continue reading End of Month Update: May 2016
Many of you might be wondering what the conclusion of the CFO Mom “payoff mortgage early” was. To be honest, not a whole lot. Life has gotten in the way of my husband and I having a meeting to create a new budget together. For now, we have landed on a 6 year plan making our last… Continue reading Still Figuring It All Out
As a self-proclaimed CFO of our family, I decided to pay off our mortgage early without telling my husband. This weekend, the hubby had a father-children day with the kids. I knew this was happening and budgeted for it. However, I was shocked to find out that a simple outing turned out to be very expensive. I had… Continue reading He’s on to me now!
It was payday yesterday and we are already broke. Well, every dollar we have has a job and there is NO room for extra expenses or overspending. I hate this feeling, but its what we have to do to pay off the mortgage in 4 years. I ran the numbers – currently 57% of our take… Continue reading It is not going to be easy!
If you have been following my blog, you know that I’ve been working on decluttering my house to find contentment and a little bit of cash. I’ve been stalling quite a bit because I know there’s no money to be made from my old papers. Who really wants to go through piles and piles of… Continue reading KonMari-ing for…what am I doing?
In order to pay my mortgage off by June 2020, we will need to reduce our monthly spending quite significantly. We currently have $300 in our budget allotted to savings, so that leaves $1,020 for us to find. Here is where I am at with in my challenge: Gym membership – I haven’t used it since February.… Continue reading Challenge Every Expense: Week 1 Update
Last week was a testament to why I need a simpler life. Showing up on the wrong date for my daughter’s soccer tryouts and rescheduling both piano and tutoring only to realize that I didn’t have to because of another date wrong were minor inconveniences. There was also a fender-bender that I got into which is… Continue reading Universe to me…