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Monthly Goal Review and Preview: January / February 2016

I really wish I could come up with a better title, but considering how insane things have been with the move…..yeah I’m just happy I can function. It’s a new month, so it’s time to review my monthly goals from January and share my goals for February. January Goal Review Rather than come up with […]

Challenge Everything: Saving Big on Expenses

Simplifying our finances this year means we’re examining all of our expenses and seeing if: they are necessary we’re getting value from them if there is a better deal out there for us We’ve done a decent job keeping our expenses reasonable, but I think an occasional look would still be useful. Inspiration comes from J Money […]

How to Save Thousands of Dollars with Your Home

We’re another step closer to buying our house. We had our home, termite, and radon inspections done. I took a morning off to tag along and ask a ton of questions. Getting a home inspection is one of the smartest moves you can make when buying a place.  Let’s start with the finances. If your home inspector catches […]

What are Your Frugal Indulgences?

Even though our budget will be limited for a while as we move into the new house and tackle this last lingering debt off, we still like to have a bit of fun this year. Some people associate frugality and simplicity as deprivation. You’re not supposed to buy things or do anything that’s unproductive. To me, […]

Finding the Right House for You

While there seems to be no shortage of posts on how to buy a house (Google has over a billion results last time I checked!), there are only a relatively few on the more important process – how to find the right place for you. How to Buy a House (That’s Right For You) If you’re looking […]

Embracing an Imperfect Work Schedule

So this was my first week following the new work schedule. It didn’t going as well as I hoped (wish I got more done), but it’s so much better than what I expected (feeling good about what was accomplished). Why I Needed a New Work Schedule Last year was eventful to say the least.  I […]