First, I want to congratulate Mr. Brickie on becoming an 80% apprentice! He had to take a test that consisted of building a wall and he failed it twice (once he was sick and once he was overconfident) but the third time was truly the charm! That’s the last test he will have to take… Read More Plan: Balance Transfer That Debt and Get Through Winter
I realize it’s January and calling it the worst week of the year sounds an overreaction because it’s only the fourth full week of the year. I want you to know I know I’m overreacting just a smidge. On top of this being the worst week of the year because I’m waiting on Taxmas to… Read More The Worst Week of the Year 2016
Last Wednesday we got Mr. Brickie’s unemployment check for $752 and we spent $496 on our car payment and left $256 in the bank. I had that Scentsy party and sold a whole bunch. Since it was my launch party, I got the hostess stuff from the party, which included 3 half-price items. I wanted… Read More Working | Expenses | Winter | Where’s My Brain At?
When you check the bank first thing Wednesday morning to check and make sure unemployment was direct deposited. It wasn’t. Cue my stomach falling to the center of the earth. As panic rises, I log into the online system and see that – according to unemployment – the desposit is complete and went to the… Read More That Rollercoaster Feeling
One of the things we have been doing around here in order to: A. Not be hoarders. B. Make the house easier to clean. C. Make moving easier if we need to do that eventually. …..is cleaning and throwing away and decluttering. Of course, we are trying to make money at every possible point in… Read More Selling Your Life and Unemployment Stuff
You can probably tell I plan on making this a regular feature. Hopefully I can keep it interesting and fun. Goodness knows I could talk about budgeting forever but I know not everyone is as excited as squishing pennies to death as I am. You are always welcome to let me know if there’s something… Read More Budget Update (Feb 2014)