I had been at my job just shy of two years when I realized that my clothes weren’t fitting the same way they used to. I had a harder time buttoning my pants and shirts were tighter around my belly. It wasn’t really surprising. It had been years since I had played soccer last. I… Continue reading The Cost of Home Gym
This year is the big 5-0 for my mom. She's been itching to go on another trip so I told her we could wherever she wanted for her birthday. And she picked Disney! I'm pretty excited about going. I've never been and my mom hasn't been since she was a kid. So I'm about to… Continue reading I’m Going to Disney!
It seems like every time I get on the debt free community posts they are talking about travel hacking. For those of you who dont know, travel hacking is basically maximizing your credit card usage to be able to go on trips for free or reduced costs using points. I've always travel hacked some. I… Continue reading How Not To Travel Hack
June ended up being a crazy but good month. This month I got my first paycheck with my raise. I took a motorcycle safety course, got my license, and bought a bike. I bought a helmet and gloves for the bike. And we had an unbudgeted trip to the vet for the good dog. My… Continue reading June in Review
Those of you have been reading the blog the past 10 months know that I REALLY want a Lexus. It's my dream car. So how did I end up with a motorcycle instead? First you need a little history. When I was really young, my dad had a motorcycle that he would take me for… Continue reading Why I bought a bike (and not a lexus)
First trip of 2019 is in the bag! We went to Arizona this past week on vacation to see my friend's wedding. She looked beautiful and we had a good time. As it would turn out, A's family doesn't live in surprise at all. They live in Scottsdale. So we ended up visiting Scottsdale, Gilbert,… Continue reading Final Arizona Trip Cost
It's been a couple weeks since I posted last. Since then, I finally passed my last work test and I am now commissioned!! 4.5 years at my job have all been leading up to this. It's a promotion and a great raise and I'm super excited it's finally done!! Now I get to relax some… Continue reading The Credit Card Float
April has been a busy month. I took another part of the test at work and found out I passed the day before my birthday! Then it was time to celebrate and relax. I just have one more test left and I will be DONE!! As per usual, we bought a nice bottle of tequila… Continue reading A New Budget App
It’s time for another vacation estimate! Our first vacation of 2019 is to Phoenix/Gilbert, Arizona to go to our friend’s wedding! We leave out on a Friday and will head out late Wednesday or early Thursday. We don’t have any specific plans of what we want to see other than the wedding and probably visit… Continue reading Another Vacation Estimate!
I haven’t given up a lot on my debt free journey. I don’t drink coffee daily. I don’t get my nails done. I haven’t had my hair colored in two years. The only things that changed is how often we eat out and how often I shop. Eating out hasn’t been a huge deal. Honestly,… Continue reading Shopping and the Debt Free Journey