More Money Than I Thought

April is coming to a close, and I’d love to say that life is returning to normal. Unfortunately, it isn’t. On the plus side, I have lots of things I could be writing about. On the minus side, I’m struggling to find the time to write them. Such is life! Tomorrow I’ll be posting my net worth update for April. …

Student Loan Refund

It ended up being an incredibly long weekend, and I’m completely exhausted. However, things should finally start returning to normal. Or, I should probably say a “new normal”; Nothing will ever be the same again. Surprisingly enough though, Sallie Mae did pull through, and sent a refund check for the extra $105 payment. Of course, as my luck goes, the …

Thankful for Smooth Travels (And Southern Hospitality).

The last week and a half have been a complete whirlwind; I wasn’t even sure what day it was half the time. My sister’s fiancée passed away last Monday. Later that day, she announced through tears that she was expecting. There was last-minute travel to plan, arrangements to make, and his family to meet. Definitely not the best circumstances to …

Family Emergency

On Saturday evening, my younger sister was showing me the engagement ring her new fiancée had given her. Early Monday morning, she called me sobbing: She’d woken up just a little while before, and he wasn’t breathing. In an instant, all of their hopes and dreams were shattered. Death is never an easy thing. But it’s definitely an unexpected shock when …

2015 Goal Update – Quarter 1

The end of March means that the first quarter of 2015 is officially gone! At the end of each quarter I like to take a look at how I’m doing on my goals for that year. Going in to 2015, I set 5 financial goals that I wanted to achieve: 1) Grow my net worth by $10,000. 2) List the house. …

Net Worth Update – March 2015

I can’t believe that March is over already! The first quarter of 2015 is gone. I can’t complain about it being April, since I am super excited about the warm weather that is coming. Maybe things will slow down once the sun is shining? March ended up being an exceptional month for me. I listed my house. I paid off my …