Mid-Year Check In

How time flies! I can’t believe the year is already half over. Seems like just yes­ter­day the weath­er start­ed to warm up. Now it’s almost too hot and humid to func­tion nor­mal­ly out­side! At the begin­ning of the year, I declared 2017 to be the “Year of Car­ing”. Based on the goals I list­ed in that post.….. yeah … Read more

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

I’ve men­tioned my expe­ri­ence in the mil­i­tary here and there, but I haven’t real­ly gone into any detail about it. I’ve got­ten sev­er­al requests to talk about var­i­ous aspects of being in the mil­i­tary and I’m hap­py to oblige! I don’t real­ly like to bring up being in the mil­i­tary in my every day to day … Read more

My Best Financial Lessons

Not all lessons in life come from a teacher in a class­room set­ting. Some of the most impor­tant lessons in life are the ones we learn out­side the class­room. These lessons could be about finances, rela­tion­ships or oth­er mis­cel­la­neous areas. I find the best lessons come from sim­ply watch­ing oth­er peo­ple and see­ing how things end up … Read more

My 10 Year Plan: 2016 Update

I was scrolling through my posts from the last year when I stum­bled across My 10 Year Plan arti­cle. I looked over it and imme­di­ate­ly noticed sev­er­al things that were trag­i­cal­ly wrong now and could be updat­ed. So far, things are going most­ly accord­ing to THE PLAN. Just like Colonel Smith says in The A-Team, I love it … Read more

Monthly Status Report: April 2016

Why do I do a month­ly sta­tus report? I find it best to do a month­ly sta­tus report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more