It’s Complicated (Part 1)

Bryan and Melissa* were in their late 20’s when they decided to get married. Bryan was a hard-working, blue-collar man with large ambitions and a taste for the wild life. Melissa was quiet and easy-going. She came from a professional family, but had little ambitions of her own. They were at an age where “settling down” was the expectation, and …

Slowly But Surely

It’s been over a month now since the boyfriend lost his job. Slowly but surely, we’re starting to find our way back to normal. Or, our new normal I should probably say. A lot has changed, but there’s a lot that still needs to be decided. When you’ve been with a company for a long time there tends to be …

Feeling Kinda Rough

It’s one of those times in my life where nothing seems to be going according to plan. I’m sitting here in our living room, eating crackers, trying to find a balance between feeling hungry and feeling like I’m going to yak. It’s been a whirlwind since the week before I left for vacation. No one was “available” to fill in …

2014 Goals Update

The end of September meant the end of the 3rd quarter of 2014. Three fourths of the year is gone! Which means it’s the perfect time to check in on how I’m doing with my goals for 2014. I set a goal of increasing my net worth by $10,000 in 2014. I started the year off with a total net …