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 …

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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 …

Mid-Month Net Worth Updates

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: December 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Welcome to my monthly net worth report! Since July 2017 I have logged into Personal Capital around the 15th of each month to update our net worth. I really look forward to this time of the month so that I can see how much it has increased …

Rental

Monthly Savings Report: November 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Welcome to another monthly savings report! I can’t believe it’s already time to put this report together, but time flies when you’re having fun, and between going out of town twice and Thanksgiving, this month was an absolute blast. (If you’re not very …

Mid-Month Net Worth Updates

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: November 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Welcome to my monthly net worth report! I have logged into Personal Capital around the 15th of each month to update our net worth since July 2017. I really look forward to this time of the month so that I can see how much it …

Journal

Granite Countertops

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. As I read  Paula Pant’s recent interview with TIME, two sentences grabbed my attention, forcing quick images of the apartments and houses I’ve called mine over the past ten years to flash through my mind. A lot of our friends were living in places …