What I Learned in FPU – Week 3

Click on the picture for more info! Week three is all about the budget. I have mixed feelings about this week.  On the one hand, I love the practical side of this lesson. I see the problem and I’m ready for the solution. I’m ready to make changes to make things better.     On the […]

Blah, Blah, Blah, Good Choices

armadillo-purse

There is this really great mall in Charlotte.   Jason and I used to “visit” it for date night when we lived up there.  I say visit because it was way too pricey to really shop.  We would walk past Tiffany’s, Kate Spade, Tommy Bahama and we would dream.  I just knew one day I wouldn’t […]

Dreams on the fridge…part two

    I took a blogging workshop over the weekend.  I was inspired to see the last post the teacher, Nikki Harden, founder of Skirt! magazine, had written was about her “mood board.”  She and I have opposite problems.  Her vision board is too full.  Mine is too empty. She can’t decide what has to come […]

Hitting the Wall

It’s funny how life works.  My last post, The Luckiest Girl in the World, was honestly written from the joy bubbling out of my heart, but lately I’ve been struggling.  I have been really conflicted because I don’t want to log onto my blog and spew my discouragement and dismay, but I want to be […]

Warning: this post contains donated underwear

We quote Dave Ramsey a lot around our house.  Jason’s favorite has got to be “Live like no one else, and later you can give like no one else.”  We are looking forward to the day we can give away more than we keep instead of making payments with more than we keep.  But for now we are […]

Financial Freedom

I was thinking today about our financial goals.  My first answer is, of course, financial freedom.  But what does that really look like?  It looks different for every person, for every couple.  How does it look for you? Is it being debt free? Is it 6 months of expenses in the bank? Is it money to pay cash for college?  […]