Net Worth Update – January 2014

The first month of 2014 is coming to an end. Last year when I labeled my updates, I went according to how I was starting the month; So “Net Worth Update – December 2013” was for how I was starting December. But I’m switching it up in 2014; “Net Worth Update – January 2014” is how I’m ending January. I …

Tax Time is Coming!

W-2’s are officially out! I got mine “hot off the press” at work Tuesday, and immediately set about filing my taxes that night. What’s the hurry? Well, I had all my documents, and I knew I’d be getting a refund, so why not? I know, I know, it’s “against the rules” in personal finance to plan to get a refund. …

Mini Vacation

If you haven’t heard, it’s been a terrible winter here in the Midwest. One of those winters where you walk outside in 30 degree weather and say “Nice! It’s actually warm out today!” Yep, it sucks. The cold, the wind, the snow. Winter is the perfect time for a little get away. And the boyfriend’s birthday on Sunday was the …

Wants and Rings

Apparently, I’m weird. Okay, not apparently. I am weird. And being in a relationship, I’m confronted with how weird I am on an almost daily basis. My boyfriend and I get along great. We actually have a lot in common. We like to do a lot of the same things. We have similar priorities. We view things the same way. …

The Effects of Scarcity

On Monday I wrote about change. But as it turns out, I’m not the only one in my household who has undergone a lot of changes this past year. My dog, Hannah, has gone through a tremendous amount of change over the past 9 months. In April, we had to let go of her protector and companion, Poodle. Shortly after, …

Looking Back

I was running through the list of posts I’ve made on this site in the past year. Okay, slightly less than a year. I’ve made 112 posts so far. And looking over them, I realize I’ve changed my mind a lot in the course of one year! When I started this site I was a student, pursuing my Masters in …

Let’s Get Rolling!

For the last 6 months or so, I’ve been feeling a little impatient with the process of growing my worth. Don’t get me wrong, I really do feel like I’ve made great progress over the past year. I’ve made a plan, and managed to stick with it pretty well. I’m excited about what 2014 holds. But at the same time, I …

Distractions

It’s kind of a boring week here at Growing Her Worth. Being the middle of the month, there isn’t any updating to be done. Although it’s warmed up considerably from last week, it’s still cold here in the Midwest, and there’s still snow on the ground. Which means I’m hiding out inside, enjoying some down time. One of the things …

Persistence Pays Off

For the past 5 months, I’ve been fighting what seemed like a losing battle. I’ll admit, there were several times I wanted to throw in the towel. In the past, I probably would have. What am I talking about? A $600+ billing error. It all started back in August, when the results of my annual exam came back with the dreaded …

Remodeling Past

As you may have guessed from some of my previous posts, I have a thing for remodeling. When I spend a lot of time in a space, I can’t help but see all of the possibilities. I especially love older homes with unique character. I would definitely say that home remodeling is a hobby of mine. I’ve remodeled multiple kitchens, …