Or Maybe Not

I just got the new from my sister: She’s officially cancer free! Yay! Wait… What?!? Apparently something about her case wasn’t sitting right with the breast surgeon. So this week, while away on some exotic vacation, he had the tissue that was taken from the biopsy sent in for further testing. The new pathology came back showing no cancer. Twice. …

Life Isn’t Fair: Things Go From Bad To Worse

For all the financial strides I’ve been making in 2015, it definitely has not been a good year. I keep hoping that things are going to turn around any moment, and everything will start getting better. After all, what else could possibly go wrong? Last Thursday my younger sister was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It’s shocking enough when a 33-year-old …

When It Rains…

The Spring and Summer of 2015 have been relentlessly wet here. It seems like every day brings showers or storms. The ground is soggy. The streets are flooded. Our tomato plants look pitiful. The jalapenos are another story. You know what doesn’t happen when it rains? Construction. My job has been a little slower, which doesn’t bother me in the …

Where Do We Go Now?

Since I sold my house, there’s one question that keeps coming to mind: What now? Over the past couple of years, it seems like Bryan and I have┬átalked over hundreds of different options. Maybe we’ll move somewhere warm, like Florida, or Arizona, or New Mexico. Maybe we’ll save up and buy a little house on a big piece of land, …

Figuring Out My “Why” And Planning For The Future

I’ve been reading a lot lately about how, in order to set achievable goals, you need to understand the “why” behind them. Which really hits close to home for me. I’ve had the goal of getting out of debt for a long time now. But that was as far as the goal went, to be debt free. I never figured …

2015 Goal Update – Quarter 2

My financial goals have been front and center in my mind the last couple of weeks. It’s taking some time, and a lot of missteps, but I finally feel like I’m starting to get this money thing down! The more I understand my money, the more opportunities I see for improving Bryan and my life. The reality is, the life …

Spending – June 2015

Remember in my June net worth update how I said I was becoming obsessive about charts? I don’t know why, but I’m suddenly wanting to see as much information as possible, and the more visual, the better! A lot of PF blogs break down their monthly budget/spending. I haven’t done that, simply because my budget is so simple. You see, …