My Current Net Worth – November 2013

After months of being behind, I’m finally on it with reporting my net worth this month! Here’s how my financial picture looks heading into November: I did make an adjustment to last month; I didn’t have my total loan amount for the new Escape, so I ball-parked the number. As it turns out, I ball-parked a bit too low. So …

Making Improvements

  I’ve mentioned before that I own a little (~680 sq.ft.), inexpensive house that I’ve slowly but surely been working to update and remodel. When I bought the place, it admittedly needed a lot of work. But, it had a lot of charm, the size and price were right for me, and it had a big, beautiful, fenced in back …

Back to Cash

For the last few months, I’ve been living a rather “cashless” life. Personally, I find I have better control of my spending money, and don’t overspend, when I have that money in cash. But it’s not always convenient making time to get cash. In all honesty, it’s just been laziness on my part. I used to stop every Friday on …

Changing Priorities

Now that my car purchase is complete, and my health issues are winding up, things have finally gotten back to normal. Well, an adjusted version of normal, I should say. Financing a new car means I’ll have a car payment for at least a few years (depending on how quickly I can pay it off). Accounting for my monthly car …

Call Me!

I have a confession to make: I am not a phone person. Business or personal, I hate talking on the phone to anyone, for any reason. I actually dread making phone calls. And nothing raises my stress level faster than having to call someone I don’t know. The age of technology is perfect for someone like me; Between texting and …

Facing Reality

A lot of people have Health Insurance on the brain right now. With the Exchanges now open for the Affordable Care Act, and Congress fighting about budgets, how can you not? The media is talking about it. Bloggers are talking about it. Families are talking about it. And, in the mist of all of this healthcare talk, I got my …

The Money Bleed

No matter how careful you are, at some point everyone experiences a money bleed. You know, those time when money seems to just flow out of your hands. Well, right now is one of those times for me. Okay, so we aren’t talking a life shattering money bleed. I’m not struggling to make ends meet, or even living paycheck to …

Nothing is Free

As a follow-up to the post I wrote this weekend about the current state of the healthcare system, I wanted to share a link to an article I just read over at Yahoo that echos some of what I was saying: Disastrous Obamacare exchanges just tip iceberg Holly over at Club Thrifty has also written a few great posts detailing …

It’s Only…

It’s looking like it might be another slow week here on Growing Her Worth. I’m still playing catch-up at work after last week’s badly timed illness. And, as luck would have it, I’m also still ill. Not as bad as last Wednesday and Thursday, mind you. But anything more exciting than Macaroni and Cheese and Pedialyte has me running to …

Affordable Care

It’s been a rough week. Not that I’ve been busy, or overwhelmed by work or personal things. Nope, I’ve spent half the week under the covers, or locked away in the bathroom. I actually took 2 days off work, and half regretted not taking a third. In the 21 years that I’ve been working, I can only think of one …