I want to be a great mom. Yes, it sounds obvious because who doesn’t want to be a great mom…but I really have a deep desire to be a great mom. Do I know what a great mom is? No. I have no idea what I even mean when I say to you, “I want… Read More Post-Disneyland Christmas Budget Reality Hangover Remedy
I’m a little torn about which card to use next month. I love the cash back card we have from Chase (the Amazon Visa) but that’s about to get cleared off the books because, well, I did a thing. We bought a car last Saturday and the finance guy went nuts over my credit score.… Read More A Balance Transfer to Hit Pause on Interest
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
It’s Wednesday. I’m early on the How We Spent It so it’s really a How We Will Spend It. We get checks on Wednesday but they’re dated for Friday but CapitalOne360 lets me deposit on Thursday and clears the check on Friday which is fantastic, by the way. So I have the check and am… Read More Bigger and Maybe Longer Windfall & How We Will Spend It 7/31/2015
A late payment from a winter sidejob came through and cleared at the same time as a four-day paycheck today. Which means, how we spent it today is going to involve MAGIC. Behold! Imagine in your mind four credit cards. You look away from the table – only for a moment – and when you… Read More How We Spent It 5/13/2015
Car repairs had laid us a little low and the auto insurance is coming due. I think to myself, “Self, take the money from the emergency fund and put it on the credit card you’re going to have it billed to (because 3% amazon credit) and everything will be fine.” We get a check from… Read More How Should I Spend It? (and a check depositing mistake)
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
This is probably going to be a short entry. It will take much longer to write because I’m actively avoiding checking the bank balance. I’m scared. There is nothing more I can do. I have a long term plan and am sticking to it, I didn’t waste money or spend it frivolously. My decision to… Read More How We Spent It!
We are big fans of the Dave Ramsey seven simple steps to financial freedom. We have been in: Baby Step 2: Pay off Debt But, you see, we aren’t actually there yet. We think we are, we pretend we are, but I had a total crisis last night about Mr. Brickie’s next paycheck (it will be… Read More When Is It Time To Stop Paying Off Debt?
Thank you for your feedback on yesterday’s How Should I Spend It? post. I obviously love Wendi most for giving her advice publicly. People are going to think only, like, two people read this blog when I think it’s obvious I have at least ten readers. Consider your minds blown. That’s right. Double. Digits. Okay, I’m… Read More How We Spent It