One Year Spending Recap

In June of 2015, I officially started tracking my spending. I know, I know, most financial planners say that’s the first thing you should start doing when you’re trying to get your financial house in order. But it isn’t like I was spending without a plan: I had a budget! Each week, my paycheck was split into three different accounts: An expenses …

Not Enough Hours In the Day

I haven’t posted on here in 19 days, which I feel really bad about! Honestly, I have a lot to say, just having trouble making time. Bryan’s Dad passed away last week, so we’ve been spending a lot of time with family. It was a really difficult time, but he’s been struggling for a while. He’s finally at peace. We’ve had …

Easy-Peezy Tomato Sauce

Bryan does most of the cooking at our house. We both actually enjoy cooking, and we’re both fairly good. He tends to be a bit more of a traditionalist, whereas I like to try a variety of things. We’re both strong-willed people, but Bryan tends to be the more vocal about his opinions. For that reason, I’ve conceded to letting …

Spending – May 2016

I was super excited to calculate May’s Spending Update. Why? Because it’s my first month without a car payment! And WOW did that ever make a difference: All said and done, I spent $1,728 in May. Which is about $359 higher than it should have been: Because of the Holiday, Netflix took my June payment early, and Bryan cashed my rent …

Net Worth Update – May 2016

Welcome to my monthly net worth post for May, 2016. Each month, I post a complete breakdown of my net worth, along with a chart showing the progression of my net worth since the start of this blog. Posting my net worth helps keep me accountable for what I do with my money, and motivates me to make better choices …