Budget & Finance

Back to Work 2016!

Great News!!!!!!!! Mr. Brickie just texted me from training – he starts work Friday!! (Training is M-Th) This is, by far, the earliest he’s started working. Last year he started in April. The year before he started in late June. The earlier he starts, the more hours he works. The more hours he works the… Read More Back to Work 2016!

Budget & Finance, Family & Friends

Avoiding Pitfalls: New, Bright and Shiny Things Don’t Make You More Betterer

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

Budget & Finance

Taxmas 2016

I’ve had this list made for a few days but this is the beautiful morning that my bank balance showed almost five figures. I’m not gonna lie, I’m giddy. Here’s how we spent it: Rent until lease renews in November: $6725 Car Payoff: $1871 Emergency Fund: $625 (to get it back near $1000) Have you… Read More Taxmas 2016

Budget & Finance

A Reliable Indicator of Financial Stability and How We Spent It 8/21/2015

I’m not great with writing headlines. I know the “rules” (I have for years) but just can’t make myself write, “This Mom Has Medical Bills…You’ll be Amazed How They Make Her Feel!” Technically the medical bills are for the children. There are the two dentist appointments that were over $350 this month, the bill from… Read More A Reliable Indicator of Financial Stability and How We Spent It 8/21/2015