You have the same number of hours in a day as Beyonce. I can’t quite pinpoint when that graphic t-shirt water bottle mug first appeared, but it’s been enjoying a resurgence in popularity as of late. And there’s already been much said about how it’s complete gospel or total garbage. But what we really need to remember … [Read more…]
Did you hear the one about how you, too, can pay off $220,000 in debt in three years? Ba dum tss. Let me fast track this to the catch. It involves a whole bunch of hard work piled on top of the generous gift of a home combined with the gift of somewhere else to … [Read more…]
How much do you spend on a phone each month? As of last month, we spent $170 a month on two phones. And we’d been doing so for years. After a fair amount of hemming and hawing mixed in with waiting out the duration of our contracts, we decided to put a stop to the … [Read more…]
When I write posts about how approximately 50% of our budget is dedicated to savings–and extra debt repayment–I want to take a victory lap around the table and send myself all sorts of celebratory GIFs. Truth be told, sometimes I do. But based on the number crunching that we’ve been doing lately, it seems the … [Read more…]
The interwebs are filled with financial advice, cautionary tales, and success stories beyond my wildest imaginings. Amidst all that collective wisdom, though, are some sayings that seem significant but might actually be problematic oversimplifications. Here are five tweetable money truths that simply don’t ring true for me.
This weekend, we went to our first kids’ birthday party since I’ve been pregnant. We’re no stranger to balloons, cake, and little kid shenanigans as we are one of the last holdouts in our family and friend groups to trade in our DINK cards. But this little bump sticking out from under my sweater invited … [Read more…]
I don’t set goals. But I do get set in my ways. Since I’m so charming, it all works out. Right? Riiiiight. For more than the past year, we have implemented the exact same approach to paying down debt and investing–do both as well as we can. And it’s working. But I also wonder if … [Read more…]
Earlier this month, I turned in my paperwork for my twelve-week maternity leave. While I plan on doing a post in the near future with all the gory, number-crunching details, the short story is it is entirely unpaid. Our income won’t drop for another five months, but we’re already looking hard at what to do … [Read more…]