What’s A Lot?

I love disc golf. There’s just something super peaceful about wandering around a park playing frisbee: sport edition. Low start up cost, endless enjoyment (unless you chuck your disc in a stagnant creek full of goose poop), no fee to practice or play, a variety of different courses to play…… talk about a great first date … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: October 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 … Read more…

Be Brave: FinCon16

Hello friends! I’m back in the crushing reality known as the real world. Everything seems to be just a bit dull in comparison to the amazeballs experience known as FinCon 2016. Having been to the Chautauqua last year and Camp Mustache earlier this year, I thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. It … Read more…

Why I’m Going to FinCon 2016

I’m doing a LOT of travel in the next 8 weeks: Maine, San Diego, and London/Europe. People are really interested when I mention my upcoming travel and ask me what I’m doing. The looks on their faces when I tell them I’m attending a conference and I’m EXCITED about it are priceless. I love watching … Read more…

Rant n Rave: Credit Edition

Today’s Rant n Rave theme is credit. There’s all kinds of credit available in the world: credit cards, service credit….. even credit earned in the karma bank.  Things are a bit more ambiguous on the rant and raving side, because I have rants and raves about both credit cards and service credits, the topics de … 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 … Read more…

Balancing Travel and Savings

Like most people, I love going on vacations. Someone else cooks for a week in an exotic locale? Sign me up! But, traveling can get pricey fast. First class seats for the flights. 5 star hotels. Michelin starred restaurants. Guided tours. A personal masseuse. Champagne whenever you want. Ok now I’m just detailing the life … Read more…

Monthly Spending Report: October 2015

  In last month’s spending report, I said October would be a fun and busy month. Little did I know that the last 31 days would beat every expectation I had! My month started off with my Mom coming into town for a ‘just-us-girls-weekend’. We had a blast wandering through the quilt show (and spending … Read more…