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Reflections on 7 Years of Blogging & Turning 30!

  May 25

Last week was a big week for this blog and me! I celebrated Mothers Day on May 14. My blog turned 7 years old on May 17, and I turned 30 on May 19. It was a week full of celebrations where I got to enjoy my hubby, my kids, and my work. The hubs … Continued

After 3 Years of Self Employment, I Applied to a 9-5 Job

  April 14

This blog post is part of the Pay Down My Debt (PDMD) blog tour, sponsored by US Equity Advantage. PDMD is a solution that accelerates debt payoff and helps consumers monitor their credit and make smarter purchasing decisions. If you’re looking to pay off debt find out how they can help. —– For those of … Continued

5 Things My Grandpa Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

  March 28

A few days ago, my grandfather passed away. It was not unexpected because he had been sick for a few years, but it’s still hard. The main word I think of when I think of my grandfather is fun. He was just a really, really fun person. He had a bit of a wild streak and … Continued

3 Life Lessons I Learned from Joanna Gaines

  March 17

This week, I finished reading an incredible book that really surprised me (in a good way). Like millions of other people, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines and their hit TV show, Fixer Upper. So, I wanted to read their book, The Magnolia Story. I patiently waited on a list of people at my library to get … Continued

That Time I Found $231 In My Basement

  March 7

Yesterday was one of those crazy days that was full of highs and lows. In the morning, I talked to my accountant, Eric, who told me my tax bill was going to be about $2,000 more than I was expecting. Womp. Womp. One day I’ll get my business tax estimations right, but this year’s miscalculation … Continued

3 Ways to Travel the World for Free

  February 16

If this blog has proved anything over the past few years, it’s that you don’t have to spend a huge amount of money to travel. The hubs and I are major fans of seeing new places. It’s one of our most favorite things to do in life. We even lived in the Caribbean for three years … Continued

My 8 Step Plan to Get Back on Track Financially

  February 9

I’m sitting here in Starbucks today writing and watching the snow fall outside the window. I’m surrounded by a few other people who are working on their computers, and I’m sipping some tea. I should be relaxed, but I’m a little stressed. To be blunt, I’ve gotten off track financially, and I want my freedom … Continued

The #1 Mistake Women Make With Their Money

  February 2

Raise your hand if you’ve made a money mistake… Oh yeah, I see you waving your hand out there. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. I’ve been there too, more times than I can count. Got into credit card debt? Check. Took out too many student loans? Check. Didn’t read the fine print on an apartment … Continued

3 Ways to Guarantee You’ll Be Married Forever

  January 31

At the beginning of every year, I write a blog post about marriage since our wedding anniversary is January 2. I’ve been doing it since I started this blog almost 7 years ago! (Psst. If you like the idea of writing down your memories like I do, you can learn how to start your own blog here.) … Continued
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