Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 31 2011

2011: A Year in Review


January 2011 started off with a bang. We had just paid off our credit cards, I had started my new job and it seemed we were finally getting control of our budget. Then we decided to do a fun money account for Eric. We put separate money into his own account that he could spend …

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Dec 25 2011

Our Newlywed Christmas Card

christmas card

Last year, we did our first Christmas Card as Mr. and Mrs. , this year, the tradition continues! From our home to yours… Merry Christmas from the Newlyweds!

Dec 22 2011

Weekly Roundup and Link Love

Some musings from around the web… As featured in… My guest post, “Five Financial Conversation to Have Before You Get Married,” was featured at Invest it Wisely. I was featured in the following carnivals: Carnival of Personal Finance at Young Adult Finance Yakezie Carnival at My Personal Finance Journey Carnival of Financial Camaraderie at My …

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Dec 19 2011

Where did our money go?

a disappearing dollar

This year was the first year I attempted to track where all our money went. I tried to track every penny, but some months were harder than others. We had some highs and lows in our budget–saving $8,000 was  a big feat for us and helped us survive as a one-income family for four months …

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Dec 15 2011

Guest Posts, Giveaways and Link Love

Yakezie Update I have been a member of the Yakezie Challenge since Nov. 22. Last week, I was ranked 664,125 on the Alexa toolbar, this week I am at 512,889. My goal is to get under 200,000 by May. If I reach my goal before then, I’ll just have to create a new goal ;  …

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Dec 13 2011

12 Goals for 2012


Our 2011 financial goal was to save $8,000 to survive for four months on one income, while Eric quit his job and went to school full-time for the firefighter academy. He graduated from school Saturday and started his new job Monday, so now that we know we’ll have two incomes in 2012, we need a …

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