Net Worth Update – October 2016

Welcome to my monthly net worth post for October, 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 …

Credit Card Learning Curve

It’s been about a month since I received my shiny new Visa credit card in the mail. I’d love to say that the whole thing has been a resounding success so far, but it hasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been a complete failure. But there have been some issues, and a few things I’m going to have to …

Reeling It Back In

The excitement of selling my house is finally starting to wane, and I’m settling in to my new reality. Things are really going well so far. Except for one little thing: My spending has gotten out of control! Okay, maybe not out of control. But I’ve definitely been going over budget the last few weeks on my spending money. Seventy dollars …

Finding My Style – A Capsule Wardrobe

In my last post, I talked about my history with clothes. I’ve spent my whole life trying to figure out my style; Trying to find clothes that were not only comfortable, but made me feel “put together” and polished. A few weeks back, I came across an idea that just might work for me: Capsule Wardrobes. There are tons of different …

Finding My Style – The History

I’ll admit, I’m wardrobe challenged. Obviously I have clothes. I’m just not what many would consider fashionable. Bryan actually told me a few weeks back that his mother dresses more fashionably than I do. His mother is in her late 70’s. Seriously?!?  It isn’t that I want to be a trend setter, or anything like that. But I would like to …

Lazy Days of Summer

Just wanted to post a short note today, so people won’t think I’m going MIA again! A good friend of the boyfriend’s is in town this week and staying with us, so I’ve been spending most of my free time hanging out with the guys. Spending is definitely up this week, although we have been cooking at home mostly, so …

Crazy Life

It’s starting off to be another crazy busy week. I’m hopeful that if I can stay focused this week, I might be able to get back on track. I’m so behind at work right now! It’s been ridiculously busy, and the guys at work have been ridiculously sloppy about their paperwork. Meaning I not only have a ton to do, …

Net Worth Update – April 2014

The rainy days of April are finally coming to an end. Although, in all honesty, I can’t complain; Nothing like a harsh Winter to make you appreciate a mild Spring! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and it’s finally warm enough to start enjoying the outdoors! So, how’d I fare financially in April? Altogether, not too bad! Even …

Net Worth Update – March 2014

The first quarter of 2014 is coming to an end. Honestly, it’s been a pretty great year so far. Financially speaking, anyways. I’ve made tons of progress towards my goal of growing my net worth by $10,000* in 2014. Here’s where I stand financially as of the end of March: Obviously month-to-month growth is starting to slow down. In March …

Cutting it Close

Once again, I’m snowed in. I don’t think it’s actually snowed any more since late Sunday, but it’s been so cold that everyone is having trouble digging out. So the office was closed again today. In the mean time, I’ve been working on the blog. I’m not sure how I feel about the changes; I’m not very fond of how …