I keep a google sheet with two month’s of budget forecasting. If I go more than two months out it all gets totally messed up and I spend hours fixing months that won’t come for, well, months! Even with this month and next month being the only ones I still make a lot of changes based on things that come up in any given month. My goal is to streamline this so I don’t have to … [Read more...] about How We Plan to Spend It, a Rain Day, and Planning
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 working. I guess that means our five year plan is more of a five-ish year plan. It's not about … [Read more...] about Update on the Five Year Goal
We were in Michigan visiting family this past weekend and talking about all the little expenses that come up throughout the school year. I mentioned school pictures being $62 for two kids for just the CD with the digital image and the class picture, paused, and said, "...and that's why we'll always live in an apartment." It became a running joke through the afternoon. I … [Read more...] about And That’s Why We Will Always Live in an Apartment
First, I would like to apologize for the twenty half-written pieces of crap I have not finished and posted. Second, you’re welcome because I didn’t post twenty half-written pieces of crap. MR. BRICKIE GOES BACK TO WORK MONDAY! It deserves all caps, I promise. Here are the bad decisions and good decisions I’ve made this month that cost tons of money: OrthoK … [Read more...] about How We Spent It 9-8-2016
I have a whole post about opening my 11 year old a limited checking account with a debit card but it’s so dry and boring I can’t bring myself to hit publish. Maybe I’m being too critical but I am a funny, interesting person and when I can’t bring that out in my writing it makes me sad. We had a really unexpected windfall this week. I sold a domain name. The parenting blog I … [Read more...] about How We Spent It – Windfall Edition!