For Big Change, Start Small

You might not know it by looking at me, but four years ago, my life was very different from the one I live today. I owed $5,000 to my credit card—the result of a lifetime of poor spending habits that spiraled out of control after my mom passed away—$15,000 to a car loan, and $34,000…

The No Spend Year Progress Report

Well, folks, this is it. We’re officially 4 weeks in to our No Spend Year, and I am struggling a bit at the moment. I’ll get to why shortly, but for now, let me start with the good news. We are both motivated by the progress we’ve made. While we began the “No Spend Year”…

Two Weeks In

It has officially been two weeks since we started the No Spend Year, and it’s about time I give you an update on our progress. I’m happy to report that we have stuck to our goals with no miscellaneous spending outside of our budget. Husband and I each allow ourselves $80 per paycheck (or $40 per week)…

2016: A Look Back

There’s something about the new year that makes me want to blog. Sad to say that I haven’t written for myself in almost exactly two years, but blogging thrice weekly for work has a way of doing that to you. When I come home, the last thing I want to do is get back on a computer…

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

Time flies when you’re busy. Considering it has been over a month since I last posted and my life is in a sort of shambles, I think it’s time I get back on track with blogging and my self improvement goals. The past month was filled with a two week-long vacation and business travel every…