August Debt Reduction Progress: $2,481.59

August Debt Reduction

Due to the unexpected 180-degree turn my life took a couple of months ago, I have not yet implemented my debt reduction plan to pay off $305,000 of in just 2 years.  However, even though my life got flipped, turned upside-down (you know you just sang that as you read it), I have managed to … Read more

February Spending

I literally just this moment decided to post a February spend report.  Why?  Why not! I love the first of the month because it’s the day I get to pat myself on the back for last month’s spending and create a new budget for this month.  I use Mint.com (FREE!), which won’t let me pre-populate budgets.  It’s … Read more

Dave Ramsey vs. Mr. Money Mustache

DR vs MMM

Since I’ve started adulting (which was last week) and educating myself about personal finance, I have settled mainly on two schools of thought that are shaping my financial destiny.  They are very different (actually, not at all alike), however I find them both informational and entertaining.  The first site I found by Googling “how to … Read more

Sinking Funds and Christmas Freak Outs

Sinking Funds

I tend to have freak outs often throughout the year.  They are usually triggered by company coming over, which is usually related to a birthday or holiday.  Whenever someone asks me “What’s wrong?  Why are you acting like a psycho bitch?” the answer is always one or more of the following:  the house isn’t ____________ (clean/big/nice) … Read more

The Rock Bottom Blues

Rock Bottom Blues

After following the Expert’s Guide to Living Outside Your Means, I felt like I had failed in every aspect of my life.  My finances were in ruin, I was a little overweight obese, I hadn’t thought for myself in more than 20 years.  I didn’t know who to trust so I had no support network.  … Read more

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