You know the one. List in hand, she totes around town running errands and stopping in to help at her kid’s school. She is put together and wears just enough makeup that everyone knows she didn’t wake up at the last minute. Not too much makeup, though because that would mean she was trying too… Read More Why Can’t I be **THAT** Mom?
I was staring at the numbers on the paper in front of me. Sitting on the couch with my legs crossed under me and the yellow pad balanced on my knee. “What am I missing?” I mumbled over and over under my breath. There had to be something. There couldn’t be extra money. There is… Read More Time to Buy a Second Car
There are several religions within personal finance. You can’t take it with you when you go! Build wealth, leave a legacy! Think and Grow Rich! Build a Business! Leave Below Your Means! There are different ways to get where you’re going and each way has rabid fans that will tell you their way is the… Read More The Day I Changed Personal Finance Religions
Today I made a very difficult decision to not buy a flat iron. I’m 40 and my hair has seventeen inches of roots (that is an exaggeration) and greys shooting through and I’m tired of my hair not looking pretty. I want pretty hair. My cousin and I went to see a movie today (The… Read More Avoiding Pitfalls: New, Bright and Shiny Things Don’t Make You More Betterer
Listening To: Rizzle Kicks Radio on Pandora. Thinking About: Paying bills tomorrow. Last night we went on a date. I know going out to eat the day before Taxmas is probably not the most responsible decision but a friend offered to entertain the kids and we wanted to go out and be almost-well together just… Read More Waiting for the Deposit to Hit
I asked my friend what she wants for 2016 and she said, “Less problems.” I asked another and he said, “More fun.” When they asked me back (because they have manners, God love ‘em) I said, “I’m not sure yet. I’m listening to see if I want someone else’s goal, first.” Don’t we all do… Read More The Recipe for A Life Goal
My middle child is a math whiz. I’ve always been more afraid of her than the others when it comes to handing out the raw numbers of our budget because I don’t want her to worry. (She’s a worrier.) Lately, I have noticed she has been asking more and more questions about money and I think… Read More A Financial Conversation With Middle Sister
Every time birthdays come up I am SO torn. I want to rent a place and invite the class and have a huge party that my kids will remember forever and cherish. Then I price those things and my heart nearly stops! The next (kid) birthday in the family rotation is my youngest. We priced… Read More Budget Birthday … Incoming!
Mr. Brickie says I’m spending less time looking at and talking about the budget. I told him I take a vacation from worrying about the budget every summer when he works overtime. It’s the only time I’m able to pay the bills without thinking. I sink down into the feeling like a comfortable chair and… Read More Budget – WiFi Abuse – Soylent Update
I’m never really sure if the decisions I’ve made with the budget are the right ones. But it’s almost 9pm, the kids are asleep, it’s finally quiet. There is a storm outside and the falling rain on the window-unit air conditioners is loud but calming and we finally caught the downstairs neighbor at home to… Read More Quick Note: July 17th, 2015