Free Zero-Based Budget Template

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. You guys have been asking for it, and I’m finally providing it – a free zero-based budget template. It is based on the budget that I designed for my husband and myself after we got married (view it here), but I tweaked it in… Read More Free Zero-Based Budget Template

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Monthly Savings Report: July 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Maybe it was because I was suffering from the post-vacation blues for the first couple weeks of this month, but July seemed to stretch on forever. Or perhaps it was because I turned 30, an age that always sounded so old to me.… Read More Monthly Savings Report: July 2018

10 Books That Got Me Through My Debt Free Journey

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. It’s been six months to the day since we became 100% debt free! To celebrate, I wanted to share ten of the most influential books I read during our 17-month journey of paying off our mortgage. I recommend these books to anyone starting… Read More 10 Books That Got Me Through My Debt Free Journey

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: July 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. My birthday was on the 17th, which makes this the very first net worth report of my 30s. Thirty. I’m 30 now. I still can’t believe it. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve logged into Personal Capital, the free service I… Read More Mid-Month Net Worth Report: July 2018

Monthly Savings Report: April 2018

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. How is it possibly May already?! After a month of endless rain, unseasonably cold temperatures and even a little snow, I feel that I have been cheated out of a month of summer. And through it all, April was a busy month! I… Read More Monthly Savings Report: April 2018

Monthly Savings Report: March 2018

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. April is almost over, and I’m just now getting around to writing our monthly update. I could tell you how crazy life has been and how busy I’ve been with work, but really, reporting how much we’ve saved just doesn’t seem to bring… Read More Monthly Savings Report: March 2018

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: March 2018

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Wow, March 15 really snuck up on me. It feels like just yesterday that I was just adding up last month’s numbers. The arrival of spring is just five days away, and as East Tennessee is being splashed with varying shades of pinks,… Read More Mid-Month Net Worth Report: March 2018

Monthly Savings Report: February 2018

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. This past month, for the first time in our adult lives, my husband and I did not have to pay someone else for the house we live in. We did, of course, set aside money in the sinking fund we have set up… Read More Monthly Savings Report: February 2018

Debitizing Our Credit Card – Debitize Signup Process ($10 Bonus Included)

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Yesterday was the first payment due date for my Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. But if you think I patiently waited until yesterday to clear our credit card balance, you’re crazy. I have no idea how many payments I’ve logged on and made since activating… Read More Debitizing Our Credit Card – Debitize Signup Process ($10 Bonus Included)

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