In order to get my next promotion at work, I have to pass a series of four tests. The first one is relatively easy. The second test is what holds everyone up. The second test only has a 60% pass rate. It’s a “big deal” because if you fail the test twice, you get let… Continue reading Work Life
Today and tomorrow are my two least favorite days of the year: the Super Bowl and the day after when everyone talks about it. I spend every Super Bowl Sunday reading in a separate room of the house from where A watches the game. This year is a little different since I have the blog… Continue reading January Updates
An interview with Emanuel discussing college, student loan debt, travel plans and lifthen goals!
Picture from Pinterest. Photo credit: The Rambling Redhead If I made an inspiration board it would have three things on it: a car (probably a Lexus), a picture of Australia, and a kitchen like the one in the picture above. A and I want to remodel our downstairs at some point, including a kitchen remodel.… Continue reading Savings Goals
I am a pretty transparent person. It's boring to me to make small talk with people. I want to know what your goals and dreams are. Where you want to travel. If money were no object, what would you do? I sometimes find it difficult to talk about the weather or gas prices because I… Continue reading My Decision Not to have Kids
As you can see, I did not do very well with my October budget. Most of where I went over was because of vacation but I also didn't budget enough for pet food and supplies, alcohol, and service and parts. Last time I had my oil changed I paid $80 for them to use synthetic… Continue reading October Budget Update and November Goals
Last week A and I hiked Poo Poo Point in Washington. I thought it was going to be a quick hike, like 20 minutes-ish one way, 40 minutes round trip. It ended up taking an hour and half to make it to the top with several generous breaks. I wanted to give up so many… Continue reading The Climb