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 …

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 …