June 2013

Do NOT Be Like My Wife!

June 11, 2013
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She’s going to kill me when she sees this, but I just wouldn’t be doing my job as a personal finance blogger if I didn’t talk about this today ;) She’s completely off her rocker! Here’s the deal. You know how we’re living with my mother-in-law (her mom) right now? Well, as part of her agreeing to let us stay there, she kindly asked that […]

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Whelp, My Caddy is “Totaled”

June 10, 2013
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Two and a half hours sitting at Progressive’s car center to get a report back that my car is considered a “total loss” now :( Apparently the damaged caused in our recent accident (which I was not considered at fault in, btw) exceeds the total worth of the precious sexy car. Meaning it’s not as simple any more of taking a check or getting it […]

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Would You Take a 10% Pay Cut to Get All Fridays Off?

June 7, 2013
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If so, you could be reading this in your pajamas right now ;) Remember my friend who likes to push the boundaries at work and ask for what he wants? Like that “choose your own adventure” deal with salaries and time scales? Haha… Well he’s at it again. Only this time angling for Fridays off :) It all stems back to the same thing it […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Substitute Teacher

June 6, 2013
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(Guest Post by Stacey Williams Dunse, as part of our Side Hustle Series) My side hustle came about when my baby started school and left me with free time I didn’t want during the day. I was raised in a family where you work at least 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day during the week – no exceptions. I’m a photographer, which doesn’t follow […]

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Net Worth Update: $379,397.06 (Up $11.5k)

June 5, 2013
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Another month, another money update! It feels quite funny rejoicing about our jump in net worth here when we’re about to unload $18,000+ in the very near future, but I guess for right now we can smile one last time before it takes a dive, right? :) Technically we’re still up since we haven’t paid anything yet! Haha… All that aside though, May was a […]

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Our New Renovation Costs: $18,000

June 4, 2013
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Remember how our initial moving budget guess was hovering around the $10,000 mark? Well, today we decided/figured out it will be around double that, haha…  But – and this is a huge but – we’ve since decided to invest a lot more into our current home in order for it to reap much bigger rewards in the future. So it’s not like we’re just throwing […]

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Now Living At My Mother-In-Law’s :)

June 3, 2013
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Whelp, everything went nice and smooth this weekend! Got our entire house gutted of all our stuff, moved it all into a 10×20 storage unit (which was like 100 ft high btw – how the heck can you fill up THAT space?), and now blogging from the kitchen table of our not-so-secret holding place anymore: My mother-in-laws :) I can’t explain how exhausted I am, […]

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