We don't have FU money saved up. Ha! Even writing that out seems presumptuous, given our current net worth of under $10K. I don't particularly care, because I'm not actually trying to retire early. I am, however, a nervous Nellie, and my whole reason for fascination with money comes from a craving for security. The… Continue reading FU options
My spreadsheet tells me that I need to make $3750 in freelancing this month (boy I can't wait for a few months from now, when that drops as we pay off things - this month and next month have the biggest goals). It's the middle of the month. From one company, I've sent out invoices… Continue reading Mid-month freelance check-in
It's 6:30, and I'm out with the nutjob puppy. I usually try to get up before 5, but I slept late today because we were at a dance recital and didn't get home until almost midnight. Dance recitals. I never in a million years would have expected myself to take part, but when Sonya was… Continue reading Investing in parenting
An acquaintance of mine told me that she hadn't paid for anything other than groceries and gas in months. I admire this, and I also find it hard to fathom. I think we live pretty cheaply. This can mainly be seen in our housing - our house cost $115,000, and although our salaries have quadrupled… Continue reading Nothing but groceries and gas
My garden, like so much of my life, is kind of a functional hot mess. We are moving into the harvesting part of the summer, the part when I mostly don't care about weeds anymore, when every time I go outside I come in with a bucket of food. It's still slow, but it's heating… Continue reading Reaping what you sow
I played rugby in college. I loved my team and my experiences with an intensity I don't think I've ever found elsewhere, and I vividly remember that first night after a game when I finally put my head on a pillow - the total physical relief, every aching part of me sinking into my mattress.… Continue reading The cost of pinching pennies
"I got a text saying my student loan payment is late - did you pay it?" My husband messaged me last week. Of course I paid it. I always pay it. The message was probably a scam. Except I opened up my bank account and instead of paying $210.31, I had entered a typo, only… Continue reading Dave Ramsey’s snowball method is kind of right. Kind of.
I was really stressed out about the net worth post from a few days ago. Not because I am so worried about my net worth (ENW: $7800, actual net worth: awesome), but because there have been so many moving parts in the past few months that the inside of my head felt like the tangle… Continue reading New goal: breathe
It's Saturday morning, nobody is awake. I've just spent about 20 minutes sipping on coffee and watching the bird feeder, which is how I try to start every day, all is peaceful, all is calm, except for the woodpecker who is fighting with the lady cardinal over the seeds (guys, guys! Chill out! I have… Continue reading ENW June 2019: $7,800
I was asked to write a guest post, at HisAndHerFI, a blog that is probably right up your alley if you're reading this. It was pretty freaking awesome to be asked because of course I'll spread my opinion to further corners of the Internet! It was also about my number 1 favorite topic. No, not… Continue reading Guest post at HisAndHerFI!: Create a work uniform with one dress.