Our First Travel Hack: Two Weeks in Greece Using Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

You guys have graciously followed my credit card journey for a year and a half now. You supported me when I departed from the anti-credit card stance that I had long held, learned with me as I adjusted to new ways of maintaining our budget now that almost every purchase was put on credit cards, …

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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 …

Monthly Savings Report: February 2019

Welcome to another monthly savings report! For 17 months I posted a debt payoff report at the end of each month while paying off our mortgage. And for a year now, I have posted a savings report at the end of each month now that we are completely debt free. I should have called them …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 Report: October 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Welcome back to another monthly net worth report! I began tracking our net worth in July 2017, and I have enjoyed watching it grow ever since. I use Personal Capital, which makes it really easy to calculate it and view our progress. It …