So if you read The Great Save 2017 you will know what I’m talking about here. If you didn’t you can read all about how I realized while writing my actual blog post I hadn’t accounted correctly for my rent payment which needs to be over double what I’ve been putting away. I’ve been diligently… Read More Un%*!#ing the Budget
Even when I’m not writing, this blog reminds me it is here, waiting. It reminds me it’s waiting when Mr. Brickie deposited a $30k settlement we then used to pay off credit card debt. A settlement he received after being off work for five months this year. Five months of no work. It was… Read More jennydecki – a new chapter
When the five years started is up in the air. Is it when he started looking for union jobs? Is it when he got the interview? Is it when he started training? Is it when he started working? There’s almost a whole year between when he started to look and the day he started actually… Read More Update on the Five Year Goal
When Mr. Brickie was injured we had to wait a week to get a workman’s comp check. I was thrilled because I had never heard of workman’s comp and was all, “Wait, we’re not going to be destitute and homeless from this injury? Hooray!” It came the next Thursday and we deposited it and our… Read More Unpredictable Checks Make Life More Unpredictable
Socially, things are hopping here at Casa de Decki. That friend I talked about a couple weeks ago called me and we had a heart to heart so that’s an issue put to rest. I had to distance myself from bus stop mom because she was lying about so much weird petty not-necessary stuff it… Read More You’re not going to believe what this post is about. Except you will because it’s about money and writing.
Now that we’re off the public assistance and I’ve been tracking our spending with that You Need A Budget program (happy birthday to me!) I’m able to tell you right now we are going to spend right around $1000 for food this month. Right now we are at $713.47 for groceries and $122.05 for eating… Read More On Food and Fooding and Always About Money
There are people who are awesome in a crisis. I am a person who is awesome in a crisis. Like a specialty tool, I can be brought out to solve things when other people can only sit on the couch with their hands over their faces wondering why they have been chosen for yet another… Read More Useless In Times of Prosperity
Yesterday, a reader (Hi Kay! I appreciate you!) asked me if I was overpaying my car payment because it seemed high. It got me thinkng … I started blogging about finances after I made a pact with myself to stop doing things that were horrible, bad decisions. I’ve still made bad decisions since I’ve been… Read More Bad Decisions I Have Made
Patience is a muscle. We are born with no patience and squall the moment we have a need. Lucky for most of us there was someone there to provide for those simple needs. Food, clean diaper, close contact, sleep. We cried for these things and they were magically delivered. As we grew we learned patience.… Read More Patience | I Am A Strongman
I know you’re probably cringing for me because it’s such an awful thing this whole foreclosure business but really we’re past that and on to the celebration of starting the new chapter in our lives. A chapter where people are kind. A chapter where we aren’t crazy dirt poor. A chapter where my daughters are… Read More Today We Are No Longer Homeowners!