Know your Fico Score

There's a guy in town who can dominate your life...and his name is FICO. I'm sure most of you know, but your Fico score is basically a number that companies, creditors, etc use to calculate whether you're a good applicant or ... Read More...

Separate or combined checking accounts?

When it comes to finances, there are three typical options newlyweds can choose: Joint Checking: Everything is shared, including credit cards. Both paychecks are deposited into one account and everything is paid and deducted from that one account. Separate Checking: Each individual ... Read More...

Losing sight of the goal

Something happened this month with our finances which I've noticed has become a reoccurring theme. At the beginning of the month, when I planned out our budget, I underestimated Eric's take-home pay because we still didn't know what his salary would ... Read More...

Husband-Wife Time

In case you're a new reader or just haven't been paying attention (tsk, tsk), one of my most favorite things to complain about is Eric's work schedule. I'm trying to get better, I promise, but he's had to work every ... Read More...

How to find a job

Since I graduated college four years ago, I've held four full-time "put on my resume" kind of jobs. I've also been a babysitter, a dog sitter, a Bank of America teller (for two days), a shoe and flip-flop saleswoman, and ... Read More...

Blog Giveaways

I used to hate blog giveaways and thought they were a stupid waste of a blog post. My rationale was that I had entered a few and had never won anything so obviously they didn't work. But then, my bloggy friend, ... Read More...

It’s never 50-50

It was clear to me after reading all the comments from "What Came First--the nagging wife or the lazy husband?" that the majority of what the Women's Feminist Movement accomplished was simply giving ME more work to do. Not only am ... Read More...

Warning: Mushy Post Ahead

I'm emulating His Birdie's Nest Five for Friday, where I write five things I appreciate about my husband. Sometimes it's too easy to nag and whine and we forget to say any nice things about the men we love. So ... Read More...

Newlywed fears

While we've only had this blog a few short months, I've been blogging for almost two years now. I read more than 100 blogs and have even developed friendships with some of these people. So it's no wonder that in the ... Read More...