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 ... Read More...

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 ... Read More...

Where did our money go?

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 ... Read More...

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 ... Read More...

Rich and single or Poor and In Love?

Would you rather be rich and single or poor and in love? via This was the question recently posed by DINKS Finance (Dual Income, No Kids).  This was a good question for me because while  I wouldn't have considered myself rich and ... Read More...

November Recap

via Last month, I started keeping track of all the side money we've been making. This side money is going to help fund our trip to Costa Rica so we can finally go on our honeymoon two years after getting married. The ... Read More...

Christmas on a Budget

The holidays can easily put a damper on your wallet. Eric and I went a little spend crazy this weekend with buying a tree, going out to eat, buying coffee out instead of making it at home...every penny adds up! ... Read More...

The Biggest Myths about Marriage

There are a lot of "secrets" to marriage that people who have been in long-lasting marriages will tell you. But I'm here to tell you: they're lying. In my one and a half year of marriage experience (yes, I am ... Read More...