Finding My Style – A Capsule Wardrobe

In my last post, I talked about my history with clothes. I’ve spent my whole life trying to figure out my style; Trying to find clothes that were not only comfortable, but made me feel “put together” and polished. A few weeks back, I came across an idea that just might work for me: Capsule Wardrobes. There are tons of different …

Finding My Style – The History

I’ll admit, I’m wardrobe challenged. Obviously I have clothes. I’m just not what many would consider fashionable. Bryan actually told me a few weeks back that his mother dresses more fashionably than I do. His mother is in her late 70’s. Seriously?!?  It isn’t that I want to be a trend setter, or anything like that. But I would like to …

Little Steps Ahead – Career

It’s official: I got a promotion! Honestly, I didn’t 100% believe it would happen. Sure, my boss asked if I’d be interested, and I know things were in the works. But I didn’t feel like our parent company would approve things. And I was completely out of the loop on what was going on. I didn’t know when, or what …

The Net Worth Spiral

We’re more than halfway through January, and I have to admit, I’m a little concerned. I’ve confessed before that I have a slight obsession with calculating my net worth multiple times a week. Usually I get the rush of watching the numbers creep up slowly throughout the month. This month? Not so much. Each time I calculate my net worth …

Smoothly Out The Rough Patch

I’m expecting 2015 to be a wild ride. Overall, I think the year will be a good one, but I know that there are going to be a lot of rough patches. There are just too many loose ends that Bryan and I both need to tie up before we can move forward. Luckily, being prepared for the worst tends …

Back In The (Investing) Game

The 2015 pay increases at work were finally released, and will start this week (I get paid weekly, so I’ll see it on next week’s check). First let me say how absolutely lucky I feel to work at a company where annual pay increases are an automatic thing. The job I was at for the longest time out of college, …

Why Won’t You Take My Money?

I’ve mentioned previously that I’m having the garage door at the house replaced. The one that I have is in terrible shape: The paint is peeling, the windows are broken (did someone try to shoot them out?), the previous owner cut holes in some of the panels… It’s just in really bad shape. So, part of my plan before listing …

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

The temperature is officially dipping into the negatives here, and I am not a happy camper! Every day on my way out the door I look at Bryan and ask “Why aren’t we snowbirds yet?” It’s not that I don’t like winter, it’s just that I wish it would leave with the Holidays. I’d be a happy camper if Spring …

Adjusting the Deductions

The end of the year came and went, and with it, open enrollment for my employee benefits at work. I made a few changes this year that I thought would work out a little better for me financially. First off, what I didn’t change: I stuck with the Premium health insurance plan at work. I switched from the Basic Plan …

The Plan For 2015

I set my goals for 2015 in early December, even before I knew how 2014’s goals would pan out. I spent a lot of time thinking about what went well in 2014, what didn’t go so well, and what I really wanted to accomplish in the coming year. I’m hopeful that 2015 will be a year full of changes and progress. …