Monthly Savings Report: December 2018

Wow, here we are – the end of 2018. How is that even possible? I mean, it feels like it was just last week that I sat in the lobby of our local credit union, waiting for that moment I had dreamed about for years – making our final mortgage payment and becoming 100% debt …

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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …