Category: Diary

What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

What Is The REAL Cost of Raising a Kid If Done Frugally?

Jared and I were having the kid talk and decided to put it off until we were less stressed and financially free. Oh boy, did I get sticker shock when I saw how much it would cost to raise a child. A quarter of a million! Not […]

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

The Conversation The Fortunate Few Gets to Have

[ Follow up post to “The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife” ] So here we both are, after a fight, hanging out on our Craigslist sofa that came with a mysterious orange stain. It’s already pitch black outside because Jared spent another 12 […]

The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife

The Fight That Made Me A Better Wife

Mr. Breadwinner’s Burden… My husband grew angry and threw his phone at me. It felt like a punch in the gut. It didn’t hurt much but the surprise felt like a slap in the face. My husband is a sweetheart; that is a fact. Jared […]

Ta-Da! How I Failed The SNAP Diet Challenge

Ta-Da! How I Failed The SNAP Diet Challenge

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That didn’t take me long. I was at it for a WHOLE 5 DAYS! My husband was right, again. I hate it when he’s right. To celebrate my failure, I’m treating my wounded ego to some leftover Halloween candy (mini gummi bears and fun-sized […]

October 2017 – Family Income Report (+$45,807 Net Worth Jump) – No, NOT Yet.

October 2017 – Family Income Report (+$45,807 Net Worth Jump) – No, NOT Yet.

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. Remember last month I had mentioned September would be the last sizable jump […]

Betraying Garfield – I’m Taking The SNAP Challenge On A Diet

Betraying Garfield – I’m Taking The SNAP Challenge On A Diet

Greetings! We have a little introductory post to end this week off. Ready? I’m taking the SNAP Challenge! On a diet. 🙃 The timing was too perfect to pass up. I started on the very 1st of November. By the end of October, I had emptied […]

9 Frugal Wins and 3 Frugal Fails – Sep & October 2017

9 Frugal Wins and 3 Frugal Fails – Sep & October 2017

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Please read my disclosures for more info.] Happy Monday! It’s been about 2 months since our last frugal win and frugal fail post. In case you missed it: 7 Frugal Wins – August 2017 & […]

Top 5 Sorry Ass Financial Mistakes of My Early 20s

Top 5 Sorry Ass Financial Mistakes of My Early 20s

Guys, these chain gangs are getting a little embarrassing. Alrighty, let’s start! Warning: I just read this over. I’m sorry if some parts of it seem full of angst. I’m currently digging into a deliciously gothic book (listening to it right now) and it’s been […]