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How We Keep Our Food Costs So Low – 6 Months of Receipts Reveals All

How We Keep Our Food Costs So Low – 6 Months of Receipts Reveals All

6 Month of Grocery Receipts We’re not that family that keeps every single receipt in that one kitchen drawers, swear… We only have 6 months worth of grocery receipts because I told my dad to keep certain receipts since we run an Airbnb. We buy […]

September 2017 Blog Traffic Report – Five Months In & Feelin’ Fine

September 2017 Blog Traffic Report – Five Months In & Feelin’ Fine

No TV and no beer make Lily go something something. All the details are kind of hazy now. It’s like I was born drunk except no one’s ever that lucky. May 1st Month Blog Report – 1,110 Pageviews (…holy…re-did the stats just now…I think it was […]

How Dumb Luck Made My Husband a Rich Man

How Dumb Luck Made My Husband a Rich Man

My husband is a special guy. He is 29 years old and has $950,000 in total net worth. Hmm, OK, we’re not that deluded. $50K shy of a $1,000,000 doesn’t make him a Rockefeller but I still think it’s a fascinating journey. Things tend to work out […]

September 2017 – Family Income Report (+$70,820 Net Worth Jump)

September 2017 – Family Income Report (+$70,820 Net Worth Jump)

Another month in the bag and here’s the full report. How bittersweet, this will be our family’s last sizable net worth jump for a while. Waive bye-bye to click-baity family income reports.

Another Perpetual Frugal Fail (or Win?) – Acquired a Thrifting Addiction

Another Perpetual Frugal Fail (or Win?) – Acquired a Thrifting Addiction

Ah, the saga continues. Remember about 3 weeks ago, I wrote out why I hated my clothes and what I was going to do about it? It was my one perpetual frugal fail where I mentioned my guilt of pursuing fast fashion over quality and […]

Will You Survive The Great Depression 2.0?

Will You Survive The Great Depression 2.0?

I’m not really sure how the topic of The Great Depression 2.0 came to be on such a sunny and beautiful afternoon here in Seattle. I woke up early this morning (and by early I mean 7AM which is considered early for me). Anyways, the […]

What’s In Our Wallet? Ranking Our Past Credit Card Rewards!

What’s In Our Wallet? Ranking Our Past Credit Card Rewards!

I never thought there would be a day that churning ice cream would be booted off as my favorite churning related activity. Life has proved me wrong, again! Churning credit card rewards is my favorite churning related activity. I found out just a few days […]

Debt & Suicide – I tattled big time & I violated a lot of things but I’m still proud.

Debt & Suicide – I tattled big time & I violated a lot of things but I’m still proud.

I tried writing this piece in my head for days. Then I remember something that happened to me that I never told anyone. I never even told my husband this story (unless Jared reads this, hi honey!). All the names in this story have been […]