Net Worth Update – August 2015

It’s officially the last day of August! I didn’t really foresee much going on today (at least financially), so I went ahead and put the numbers for this month together last night: Not exactly a stellar month, but I did see $792 worth of growth. The markets didn’t fare so well this month, so I’m actually kind of glad to …

TGIF: Living For The Weekends?

Once again, Friday has rolled around, and I’m super excited. I look forward to weekends, when my time is actually mine, and I can spend it the way that I want. This weekend that means working in the yard, spending time with friends and family, and doing some last-minute preparations for my sister’s wedding. Next week’s work week will be …

Finding My (Blogging) Direction

I’ve been terrible at keeping up with posts on this blog. This isn’t something new: I’ve struggled with this since starting the blog. It isn’t for lack of time, although some weeks are definitely better than others. And it isn’t for lack of ideas; I can think of a million and one ideas of what to write about, and have …

Big Spending: Eye Glasses

This weekend, I finally buckled down and went to the eye doctor. I’ll be honest, it’s been years. Maybe 5? Maybe longer? Who knows. It isn’t so much that I dread the actual eye doctor itself, but rather, the bill that tends to come along with it. I have vision insurance through work, but everyone considers it basically worthless, since …

Budgeting for the Wedding

No, not my wedding. Maybe someday, but definitely not anytime soon for Bryan and I. But my older sister will be walking down the aisle in 3 weeks time. Or not: She keeps insisting it will be a casual affair, and there will be no aisle to walk down. But I digress. My sister and her fiance will be tying …

Spending – July 2015

July marks the second month of tracking my spending for this site. I’ll be honest, it’s a less than perfect system: I don’t actually track my spending, or even break my budget down into detailed categories. My paycheck gets divided into 3 categories: Expenses, Savings/Debt Repayment, and Spending. But, since I use online banking and my debit card for just about …

Net Worth Update – July 2015

I was going to post this on Friday, but having posted about my sister having breast cancer on Thursday, and finding out Friday morning that the cancer diagnosis was wrong, I thought it made more sense to give an update on that situation. But, I did have the numbers together: I’ll be honest, I was worried about how things would …