Monday Medley: Saving And Hustling

The main purpose of this site is to document our journey out of debt and to financial semi-independence, so it should be no surprise that this update has a lot to do with money.  We’re continuing to keep our expenses super low, while finding new ways to increase the amount …

Monday Medley: A Day Late

And a dollar short?  Ha!  No, while we could definitely use some more money (who doesn’t?), we continue to make progress on paying off our debt.  Recently though, the recurring theme of my days seems to be that I’m always falling behind on something.  I remain convinced that working full-time prevents you from …

Monday Medley: Juggling It All

For any new readers, Monday Medley posts serve as an update on our family.  One of the purposes of this blog is to document our journey out of debt and to financial semi-independence.  I like to post every few weeks about our new adventures, successes, and setbacks.  So, what have …

Monday Medley: Almost Christmas

2015 will be ending very soon, but first, we have a chance to celebrate Christmas with our family and friends.  For many, this time of year is stressful and rushed.  Many of my coworkers ask about whether we’ve finished “our list.”  It seems like the majority of people view the holiday …

Monday Medley: Holding Steady

I haven’t posted a status update in a while, but it’s mostly because there is not too much to report.  It’s not that we’ve stopped making progress; to the contrary, it seems like our financial state is improving every day.  Persistence and small gains are the key to our continued progress.

Monday Medley: Going All In

The little steps are important, but sometimes you need to dive in headfirst to instigate monumental change.  We’re been working hard at our regular jobs, dabbling in ways to make extra money, and trying to cut expenses as much as possible.  However, suddenly, it feels like we’ve reached a milestone …

Monday Medley: Busy And Adjusting

This past month has been all about readjustment.  Goofball started kindergarten, Mr. Smith returned to part-time work, and the youngest two returned to daycare three days per week.  We have been creative with building efficiency into an alternative schedule, and so far it seems to be working.  We’re very busy, but …

Monday Medley: Frugal Weekends And School Supplies

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is coming to an end.  While it is my favorite season, my disappointment with the start of fall is minimal this year.  We have really made the most of these past few months and are motivated to keep making progress towards …

Monday Medley: Summer Adventures

Even though it’s only the beginning of August, it feels like my summer is coming to a close because maternity leave ends this week.  I’ve found myself reflecting on the past few months.  We certainly have succeeded in making this summer a great one.  We’ve gone on quite a few family …