Mid-Month Net Worth Report: February 2018

Guys, I have been looking forward to typing up this report since I put together my very first Net Worth Report in July 2017. If you follow my blog or have connected with me on Instagram, you already know why. However, if you’re new to my site (welcome!), the reason I’m so excited about this… Read More Mid-Month Net Worth Report: February 2018

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!

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: January 2018

I woke up a couple hours ago to our first (and possible only) snowfall of the season. What this means for the small, east Tennessee town in which I live is a spotty dusting of white on the ground, a mass shortage of milk in bread in the local grocery stores and scrolling through endless… Read More Mid-Month Net Worth Report: January 2018

Debt Payoff Report: Month 16

Wow, what a month! I hope your Christmas was as fun as mine was, if not a little more relaxing. My husband and I have four Christmases every Christmas day – his parents, my mom’s side of the family, my dad’s side, and our own. From early morning to night we are on the go,… Read More Debt Payoff Report: Month 16

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

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: December 2017

My employer does not offer personal days in addition to vacation days. What this means is even if I have a day full of doctor’s appointments or have family needs to take care of – it’s considered a vacation. Because of this, I have a habit of hoarding all of my vacation days until the… Read More Mid-Month Net Worth Report: December 2017

Debt Payoff Report: Month 15

Guys, we have one month left in this year. What are you going to do with it? As for me, I’m going to end the year the same way I started it – with the goal of paying off my house. November was a great month for me.  I took almost two weeks off from… Read More Debt Payoff Report: Month 15

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: November 2017

For the first time, I wasn’t as excited to calculate my net worth this month. My husband and I took a three day Halloween vacation to Savannah, GA, and we completely wiped out our Vacation sinking fund. And our Family sinking fund. And our Car Repair sinking fund. [Find out more about my numerous sinking… Read More Mid-Month Net Worth Report: November 2017

Debt Payoff Report: Month 14

I’ve been a little quiet the past month, but I have a huge announcement. OUR MORTGAGE BALANCE IS IN THE TEENS! We were able to swing $3,139.24 in principal in October, bringing us to a balance of $19,739.44. We have paid $42,883.67 in 2017 and $57,396.28 since the start of our goal! At last, I… Read More Debt Payoff Report: Month 14

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: October 2017

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already time to calculate our net worth again! If this is your first time checking out my monthly net worth report, I recommend going back to my very first report to learn more about the concept and to see why I decided to begin calculating ours. To easily figure our… Read More Mid-Month Net Worth Report: October 2017