Category: Storytime

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 and I violated a lot of things but I’m still proud.

Debt & Suicide: I tattled big time and 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 […]

Storytime! “I Cashed Out My 401K!” – 401K Taxes & Early Withdrawal Penalties

Storytime! “I Cashed Out My 401K!” – 401K Taxes & Early Withdrawal Penalties

401K Taxes & Early Withdrawal Financial literally is important and as a personal finance blogger I sometimes take my knowledge for granted. This particular story happened to a former schoolmate of mine. She received what she thought was a “blessing” check. I would like to […]

August 2017 – Family Income Report & Budget Breakdown (+92K Net Worth Hop)

August 2017 – Family Income Report & Budget Breakdown (+92K Net Worth Hop)

I was initially going to smoosh the blog report into this family income report but I think we’ll just separate it. Somehow this post is already past 1,600 words and it’s just a simple family income update! FAMILY INCOME REPORT RECAP Welcome back to another […]

One Perpetual Frugal Fail – I Hate My Clothes & What I’m Going To Do About It

One Perpetual Frugal Fail – I Hate My Clothes & What I’m Going To Do About It

I Hate My Clothes I hate my clothes. My wardrobe is full of 70% blehs. There is plenty of stuff to wear but at the same time there is absolutely nothing to wear. Since I spoke so much of my awesome frugal wins last time, […]

The Dying Middle Class – “Two American Families” (PBS Frontline) – Film For The Weekend

The Dying Middle Class – “Two American Families” (PBS Frontline) – Film For The Weekend

The YouTube Auto-Play Pit… Hiya guys! Come watch a movie with me! I started climbing down the YouTube auto-play pit when Duke of Dollar recommended a Warren Buffet documentary. I believe it was around midnight, I had insomnia, and way too many tabs open…this is […]

Taking The Zero Day Challenge – A Month in Review (+ Foodporn)

Taking The Zero Day Challenge – A Month in Review (+ Foodporn)

What is the Zero Day Challenge? Zero Day Challenge (ZDC) is essentially what happens when no-spend day challenges and a money diary were to have a baby and that baby happens to be frugal. The downside with a general no-spend challenge is that people who take […]