Rental

Monthly Savings Report: March 2019

I can’t believe it’s already time for another monthly savings report! While paying off our mortgage, I posted monthly updates to share how much extra principal my husband and I were able to pay that month. Since paying off our house at the very end of January 2018, I have continued posting updates at the …

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Mid-Month Net Worth Updates

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: February 2019

Happy late Valentine’s Day! This was mine and my husband’s fourth Valentine’s Day together. Since we would rather celebrate days that have more meaning to just us (birthdays and our anniversary), it’s a pretty frugal and easy-going holiday for us. It’s become our tradition that he comes to see me at work with brownie batter …

Rental

Monthly Savings Report: January 2019

Is it just me or did January seem to stretch on forever? I’m not complaining though! January was good to us, especially since it was an “extra” paycheck month – but we’ll get into that in a minute. It was also the month of our mortgage-free anniversary! If you’re new to my blog, you may …

General, Journal

Our First Mortgage Free Anniversary

Success is a moving target. You’ve heard that line before, and I’m sure you’ve experienced the realization that it’s very true. And if you follow Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps, you know that the cap and gown moment of all of those years of work comes with your final mortgage payment. When you can finally say …

Credit Cards, Travel

Credit Card #3: Chase Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Business

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. It’s been almost exactly a year since I signed up for my very first credit card since I was 18. This was a huge, groundbreaking decision for my husband and me. One that took months of conversations, consideration, nudging from me and compromise …