Month: June 2017

Thrifty Amazon Haul – Car-Free & Gettin’ My Frugal On

Thrifty Amazon Haul – Car-Free & Gettin’ My Frugal On

No no, I’m not out of ideas! I’m trying to be clever so I could build it up to something later. This is my thrifty Amazon haul for the month of May. I love Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program. I get a box every month at super low prices that majority of […]

What Financial Health Means to Me

What Financial Health Means to Me

Reflection: June 9, 2000 was the day we arrived. Mom, dad and little me left our little fishing village and flew across the ocean to America. It was my first time on a plane, my first time in a car lane and my first time […]

Second Month of Blogging Stats & Summary {Lily Got Rockstar’d}

Second Month of Blogging Stats & Summary {Lily Got Rockstar’d}

Interesting day so far. My dog decided to go #2 inside our AirBnB guest room – in front of our guests. I spent a good 40 minutes washing the carpet and apologizing like a madwoman. This just might be the most embarrassing AirBnB thing to date. […]

RedFin VS. Traditional Agent: A Tale of Caution @ Mustard Seed Money

RedFin VS. Traditional Agent: A Tale of Caution @ Mustard Seed Money

WOO! Happy days! As most should know by now, I am featured on the so very delightful Mr. Mustard Seed Money’s personal finance blog. I break down my experience as a two-time home buyer. First with a traditional agent and a second time with the […]

“I am a Bad Toilet Person.” – Q&A: Hosting on Airbnb – Part 2

“I am a Bad Toilet Person.” – Q&A: Hosting on Airbnb – Part 2

Annnnnnnnnd we’re back! Hi! The home sharing online revolutionary Airbnb has transformed our lives. The entire Airbnb sham-bang has been a wild ride. I’ll continue with the things that should be addressed, but that’s not in-depth enough to deserve its own post. Hosting on Airbnb ~ […]

Making $50K/Year! How To Host Airbnb – Introductory Q&A – Part 1

Making $50K/Year! How To Host Airbnb – Introductory Q&A – Part 1

  I’ve hesitated for a long time to write this because, no joke, I’ve been hosting for so long I sort of forgot home sharing was a ‘thing.’ I finally sat myself down to write a how to host Airbnb / introductory Q&A. This is a […]

May 2017 Family Income Report & Budget Breakdown – Holy Tax Refund!

May 2017 Family Income Report & Budget Breakdown – Holy Tax Refund!

Woo, tax season is over! I forgot I had monthly household income reports to do until it crept up back onto the popular tab in the sidebar. I looked over the breakdown from January to April and I got a headache from looking at it. […]

Budgeting Is Depressing? Then You Should Read This…

Budgeting Is Depressing? Then You Should Read This…

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.] Budgeting is depressing to a lot of people, so don’t feel alone! Many people who budget simply misunderstand the goal of budgeting and don’t know that they’re doing it right. Related: 4 Practical Budgets for […]