In this moment, I know the truth. We are going to be apartment dwellers for at least two more years. I like being a renter in some ways, well, most ways really. I have checked calculators to see at what level owning is smarter than renting and can’t wrap my head around it. With Mr. Brickie being injured and off work for four months on the 18th everything feels unreal. Plans … [Read more...] about How We Spent It 8-11-16
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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!
The fabled and much-awaited fifth check of the month has arrived. It makes for a boring read but trust me the feeling of relief and the relaxation in the muscles of my shoulders and neck are very exciting for me. Incoming Workers’ Comp: $721.30 Outgoing Living Expenses: $370 (Gas, Groceries, Spending) Buffer Refill: $100 Rent Savings Refill: … [Read more...] about How We Spent It 6-30-2016
Happy Friday! Yesterday I was dealing with some tooth pain and the crying that comes with trying to figure out if your mouth is going to heal more or if room temperature grapes being painful to eat is your new reality forever. I cancelled my follow-up appointment. If I need more work I'm going somewhere else. I can't deal with a medical professional that doesn't listen to … [Read more...] about How We Spent It 6-23-2016
Today another workman’s comp check cleared ($721.30) and it went to the usual suspects: Groceries/Gas/Tolls/Etc. $270 Insurance Savings $120 Emergency Fund Refill $240.48 Buffer Refill $90.82 First I would like to point out something I think is super positive. Our lifestyle/bills and income have done some criss-cross in the graph of personal finance where the last … [Read more...] about How We Spent It 5/26/2016