We’re Debt Free!

I knew already that I wanted to be Ellie. My love for this name stems from childhood. My mom and I shared the same initials, LMA, which she always said sounded like “Elly May” (the blonde from The Beverly Hillbillies) when pronounced out loud. However, I had no idea for a last name. Recently acquiring… Read More We’re Debt Free!

Never Say Never – My First Credit Card: Chase Sapphire Preferred

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. I have big news that may surprise many, disappoint some, underwhelm several and excite others. For the first time since I was 18 – and after over a decade of condemning them as evil traps – I signed up for and was approved… Read More Never Say Never – My First Credit Card: Chase Sapphire Preferred

Deciding Against a Normal Life

Twenty-three hundred times. A low estimate of the number of times I have driven the exact same route to work as of today. It’s a beautiful, scenic drive. At 7:30 AM, the fifteen minute drive from Kingston to Lenoir City on I-40 East allows you to see the sleepy awakening of the east Tennessee valley… Read More Deciding Against a Normal Life

Why I’m Glad I Don’t Love My Job

After years of wishing I loved my job, how I’ve come to realize I’m actually glad that I don’t.… Read More Why I’m Glad I Don’t Love My Job

Why My Child’s Tooth Fairy is on a Budget

How we keep it fun and frugal while playing tooth fairy for our daughter.… Read More Why My Child’s Tooth Fairy is on a Budget

How I Discovered that I Had Received a Pay Raise by Checking my 401k

How, even though I claim to be so financially savvy, it took me checking my 401(k) contributions to find out I had received a pay raise a year ago.… Read More How I Discovered that I Had Received a Pay Raise by Checking my 401k

Instant Gratification of Goal Milestones

As anti-instant gratification as I am, find out how this is exactly what I was craving in regards to goal milestones.… Read More Instant Gratification of Goal Milestones

I Sold My Dream Car to be Debt Free

Find out why I sold my dream car to become debt free and do not regret it.… Read More I Sold My Dream Car to be Debt Free

What NOT to Say to a Dave Ramsey Follower

Find out what NOT to save to a Dave Ramsey follower – or anyone who budgets.… Read More What NOT to Say to a Dave Ramsey Follower

The Reason I Disagree that Cash is King

Find out the reason I disagree with the saying, “Cash is King.”… Read More The Reason I Disagree that Cash is King