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!
I talk a lot about my big financial goals like paying off the house and retiring early but I don't talk as much about my small financial goals. Or really, I should say just goal, because it's really only one goal. Every year I try to make my financial position better than it was the… Continue reading Small Financial Goals
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
Picture from imdb.com, I do not own any creative rights. It’s only April and 2019 has already been an interesting year. We started out the year with our oven acting suspiciously like it wanted to explode. I was panicked at first. One, because exploding is a real possibility since it is a gas oven. Two,… Continue reading A Series of Events
I had three goals for November: 1. Buy Christmas presents, 2. Pay off an additional $1000 in debt, and 3. don't go over budget. I only really accomplished the first goal. I bought the big ticket items but I still have a few more little things to get. I'm looking forward to giving my dad… Continue reading November Budget Update
An interview with Emanuel discussing college, student loan debt, travel plans and lifthen goals!