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Spending Fast

Well, it’s not going as well as I’d like. I ended up spending close to $200 on groceries. Then, today I had to go buy a new alarm clock. Mine, which was originally Hubby’s from before we met, has finally … 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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Paying things off, someday

We should start getting the extra money in Hubby’s paycheck next week from cancelling his retirement savings for the year. I’m excited to get started paying off the credit card. It’s going to be a challenge though. I need to … 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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Financial house cleaning

As advised in all of the personal finance books, we are getting our financial house in order. We already have wills that were drawn up less than 5 years ago. We are looking at insurance now. Life insurance isn’t cheap … 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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Book review: Start Late and Finish Rich

Again, I’m only about half way through this one. This one relies on the principle of Pay Yourself First. He advocates $10 a day. If you are in debt, $5 of it should go to debt and $5 of it … Continue reading

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Good smells and economics

Ahh, German industrial music. Always a favorite. It helps with the never-ending chore that is laundry.   I finally finished making soap the other day. I had made just enough to get us washing again and no more, so I went … Continue reading

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Budget

I’ve been talking about how tight our budget is about to get with this next paycheck. I’m pulling a fast one on us though. We both get disability from the Navy. It gets delivered to the old bank. I’m leaving … Continue reading

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