We bought our house because of our backyard. I know that might seem like a oversimplification of why we would sign away the next thirty years of our lives, but it's mostly true. Yes, there were a lot of things to like about our house, and we still like those things about our house, but … Continue reading Backyard Beautification Project – Phase 1
No one ever REALLY wants to talk about money, especially when they are young and don't have much of it, but I would count my lack of financial literacy one of the greatest regrets of my 20s. Do a better job of spending and planning in your 20s and then you'll be able to really enjoy your 30s and beyond. Trust me. It will be worth it.
Note: I originally wrote this post two years ago after finished taking Financial Peace University. In an effort to renew my budgeting vigor, I'm reposting this with some needed edits. Budget. It's a dirty word for a lot of us and it's taken me some time to figure out why. We're all told we should … Continue reading Learning to Budget – A Reflection
Like many, I'm not a huge fan of New Year's resolutions mostly because I understand that psychologically, many resolutions are made to be broken. We Americans joke about it every year, don't we? When we lived in Indiana we were faithful members of the local YMCA. Since it was less than five minutes from our house, … Continue reading Ringing in 2016