Category: Budget & Debt Management

What’s In The Fridge? Our Discount Grocery Haul 🍏

What’s In The Fridge? Our Discount Grocery Haul 🍏

I wrote a pretty basic post on our approach to keeping our grocery bills super low almost 6 months ago. It’s how we approach shopping and it doesn’t necessarily follow all the standard recommendations. We don’t plan our meals ahead of time and we only […]

Is Not Having Financial Literacy An Excuse For Being Broke? – Read & Take Our Poll

Is Not Having Financial Literacy An Excuse For Being Broke? – Read & Take Our Poll

A majority of Americans are financially illiterate. That means if you offered them an 8.56% interest rate on a used car, most of them wouldn’t know enough be able to scream and run away ASAP. Is not possessing the basics of financial literacy an excuse? […]

How Soapy is Geoarbitraging in China

How Soapy is Geoarbitraging in China

You know what they say: there’s more than one way to skin a cat! (No one says this. Who says this? Why is this a saying.) It’s a gross way of saying there’s more than one way to reach your goal. So if you want […]

The Gray Area of Making Financial Decisions In a Marriage

The Gray Area of Making Financial Decisions In a Marriage

Balancing money and marriage is hard work. I think hubby and I have it figured out together pretty good. Even so, no marriage is airtight when it comes to money and squabbles. When we got married, we didn’t discuss in-depth finances. You know why? Because […]

How We Lived on $300 This Month – February 2018 Finance Report

How We Lived on $300 This Month – February 2018 Finance Report

Howdy, howdy, howdy! Look it’s another month behind us! That was quick even for February, the shortest month of the year. I think February might be one of my favorite months. This is when the temperature starts heating up around Seattle. We start getting milder […]

11 Punchable Financial Crimes According to Me

11 Punchable Financial Crimes According to Me

I believe most people are good by their default switch. Although I cannot argue the validity of that in particular, it is a subgenre of philosophy that people much smarter than me argued over for centuries. So take my opinion with a grain of salt. […]

January 2018 Income & Expense Report

January 2018 Income & Expense Report

[This post may contain affiliate links at no additional cost to you.] It’s interesting how January wrapped up. We had a great month from the epic hurls stocks made in January. It made my lofty 2018 net worth goals looked possible. When we calculated our new net worth […]

Why You Still Need An Emergency Fund While In Debt

Why You Still Need An Emergency Fund While In Debt

I write these for my Soapy and all the Soapys we have in our own lives. She was wondering if she still needed an emergency fund while in debt. You can read part of Soapy’s briefing here: Soaps is one of my best friends. She […]