Category Archives: budget

Overtime and a massive shopping trip

I’m following politics some this year. I’m watching some of the convention speeches. There are definitely some differences in the approaches of the two major parties this year. It’s … interesting. That’s all I have to say about politics here. … Continue reading

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Needs based spending

This is the first real paycheck in our new budget style of sending a ton of money to the card. I sent a ton of money to it a few weeks ago, but since then we’ve had a vacation that … Continue reading

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Book review: Debt-Free Living

tl;dr: This post is crazy long. Sorry! The book is good and it’s going on my keeper shelf.   I just finished reading The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living, by Anna Newell Jones. It’s about her journey with, and how to … Continue reading

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Classic Rock and Doing Bills, oh, and CARNITAS!!!

Listening to classic rock and just finished paying bills. I love that I can pay bills in advance. I have already looked at how much we are getting this check and can schedule payments on the computer. Too cool.   … Continue reading

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Plans always change

In this case, it doesn’t look like we’ll be moving next year after all. There’s work that needs to be done to the house, there’s Disney coming up that can’t be put off anymore, and we need some substantial savings … Continue reading

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Feeling good

I am feeling good these days. I am relaxed and not beating myself up for missing the gym or eating poorly once in awhile. I haven’t lost any further weight, but that’s OK, I know I haven’t really been giving … Continue reading

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A plan

Hubby and I sat down a couple of days ago and realized that we were going to have to make our summer plans quite soon. We are getting our tax return and that’s what’s going to pay for our little end-of-summer … Continue reading

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Budget update

Just redid the budget to take my personal training and Older Boy’s lack of karate into account. The disability money is going to be what we have to pay towards debt. There is only a little wiggle room in the … Continue reading

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Memories

I’m sitting here listening to 80’s alternative music and it’s bringing back so many memories. This is right after punk was big and when this stuff was called New Wave. I have a punk channel as well, but I’m in … Continue reading

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Backing off a little

I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad and thought it had some super points in it. I got sparked a little bit and started telling my husband about personal corporations, and investment properties, and things like that. I worried him a little. … Continue reading

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