Mar 24 2014

How do you make friends as an adult?

By pure coincidence, Eric and I had dinner on Friday with a friend (and her fiance) whom I’ve known for eight years, and then on Saturday night we had dinner with another friend of mine (and her husband)  whom I’ve known for seven years. I’ve known these friends for way longer than I’ve known Eric–and …

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Mar 17 2014

GIVEAWAY: $50 Gift Card to Home Depot

Today’s Giveaway is brought to you by can help you catch big bargains by combining gift cards with sales, coupons etc. At CardCash, you can either sell or buy gift cards. Giftcards are offered at up to a 35% discount from their retail price. Perhaps you have a lot of gift cards lying around …

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Mar 12 2014

What Lifestyle Inflation Means to Us

In addition to saving $30k this year, another goal Eric and I had was to enjoy our increase in income by allowing ourselves to indulge in some “lifestyle inflation.” Lifestyle inflation is practically a dirty term in the personal finance community, because a lot of people believe that lifestyle inflation is what causes a lot …

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Mar 10 2014

Crushing our dreams on buying a house

Now that we’ve paid off our debt, and now that Eric is bringing home the bacon, we’ve gotten excited about the possibility of owning our own home. Home ownership is a really big goal of ours. But we knew very little about what it would actually cost or what we could actually afford. So we …

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Feb 26 2014

So, when are you going to have kids?

I am no stranger to this question, and judging by social media, neither are a lot of my married friends. However, unlike a lot of people my age, I don’t really get offended or annoyed by being asked the question at all. In fact, I get pretty excited and start blabbing away to anyone who …

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Feb 24 2014

That time we got out-partied by old people…

It was my mom’s 50th birthday this past weekend and we rented a big ole party bus to take us wine tasting in Temecula, about 90 minutes from where we live. Our extended family is pretty much divided between the adults aka old people who are our parents, and then “the kids” aka all the …

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