Spending – November 2016

2017 has already begun, and yet here I am, just getting around to posting my November 2016 spending. Honestly, I thought about skipping it, and just cutting to December. But then, I wouldn’t have a very good snapshot of 2016 if I left an entire month out. Especially not a month where spending was on the higher side: I spent …

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. …

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 …

It Could Always Be Worse

Last week I posted about feeling stressed with everything that is going on right now in my life. You know how the saying goes though: It could always get worse. So, of course, it did. Thursday afternoon, the boyfriend was called into the office and let go. It came as a complete and total shock, and we definitely weren’t prepared. …

Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Over the past year, I’ve become addicted to reading about personal finance. Especially blogs. I love reading real life stories about how others have succeeded, or how others are making progress on their financial journey. I’m constantly searching for something new, which is weird, because there isn’t really anything “new” in personal finance; good advice stands the test of time, …

The Cost of Not Knowing the Rules

Insurance can be a tricky, tricky thing. Especially Health Insurance. I’m lucky, I have insurance through my employer. I’m very lucky, actually: They pay 100% of my monthly premiums. But in April, we switched insurance. Well, kinda-sorta. It’s still through Anthem. But we joined a larger plan offered by our parent company (actually, our parent company’s parent company). Veiled in …