In the beginning of a relationship, your world is like a little fairy tale. Life is happy and love is wonderful. Your significant other can do no wrong! If their tastes differ from yours, it’s endearing! If they want to do something you’ve never done, you’re game! Anything is fun with you, darling! Eventually, though, these love-colored
I find it humorous how every year I am surprised when the holidays roll around. Once the stores start decorating for Christmas we’re all like What?? Christmas ALREADY?? as if it isn’t the exact same day year after year. It’s so easy to get out of control and spend more than you intend to at
The day before we closed on our house, I went to the bank to pick up the cashier’s check that included our down payment and any leftover closing costs that the seller wasn’t taking care of (I plan to detail all of our closing costs in a post soon. Those pesky hidden costs!). I went
House hunting is like going on the most expensive shopping trip of your life — you’re looking to buy something that costs over six figures. Yowser. That’s a lot of money! We have been saving for years, and yet it’s still going to be a small fraction of the total cost. A little intimidating, eh?
(via Pinterest) Remember that old post I wrote a few months ago about how we’re going to save 20% for a down payment no matter which way the mainstream real estate market pressures us? We’re kind of changing our minds. I know. I said I wouldn’t let the market pressure us… but by golly, it has.
J and I want to be used by God in whatever way He has for us. Right now, we feel that we are called to live and work in this area, and sometimes I wish that was different. I wish our calling was a little more… spiritual. Being in the trenches of relief and rescue
Last year I wrote a post on why I hate online shopping. Oftentimes I would come home from work to a package and feel a mixture of excitement and anxiety as I opened it up, only to be sorely disappointed when the clothes were too big, too tight, too see-through, the wrong color, or just didn’t look
2013, you are flying by so fast. I can’t believe a quarter of the year is already over! Since I don’t share my budget numbers on here any more, I thought I’d share percentages of where our money went in January, February and March. Here goes… Saving: 33% Wow… I didn’t realize so much of
The other day I realized that I missed two important anniversaries this month: the date I started this blog (four years ago March 3rd), and the day I became debt free (two years ago March 4th). Debt free. I love those two words. I think of all the hard work it took to pay off. The