Kicking off the the money topic talking about savings but don’t worry this isn’t a post about skipping Starbucks, buying off brand or other habit changing ways to save money. This is the basic stuff that – hopefully – you already know about. I’ll write more about our relationship with money later but a short … More 4 Easy Ways To Save Money
Like many people, the holiday season (aka spending) have forced us to look at our finances and the picture isn’t pretty. The good news is it isn’t especially dire, but it is going to require some changes in our behavior. What all of those life changes look like, we don’t know yet. But in a … More How Much Does It Cost To Live in Middle America?
Another book to add to my reading list. When I drive through Detroit neighborhoods it’s devastating to see so many beautiful homes being lost to decay. I’m so glad there are people out there willing to take on such challenges. It’s unbelievable that 50 years ago women weren’t allowed to run in marathons. It’s incredible … More Fast Four
Turns out this is a week of milestones. Yesterday I celebrated 5 years at my job and today I celebrate paying off my student loan debt. I’m very fortunate to have graduated college with minimal debt. I went to a great college – University of Michigan-Dearborn – but lived at home. As a result, I … More Student Loans
After months of discussion, wavering and postponing we finally did it. We cancelled cable. It was simply too expensive and we could not longer justify the cost. I grew up without cable but the last two years were glorious. I loved being able to watch anything whenever I wanted. I’ll miss sports and HGTV … More A Sad Farewell
I’ve been in a funk for awhile now but I think it’s finally passing. I’ve been reading old blog posts and I can’t believe how far I let myself get from what I want. It wasn’t earth shattering but it has been significant. Fitness: I’m back at square one but I’m also back on … More Looking Forward