The Bullet List Post

by Erika Torres

You know when you have a lot of little stories in your head, but nothing is meaty enough to make a blog post? That has been me non-stop for the past two months … so instead I’ll just do bullets.

  • Eric and I went to see Gone Girl this weekend. At the end, I told Eric: “That bitch ain’t got nothing on me.” I take pride in my psychosis.
  • I am supposed to have three papers done for grad school by the end of this month. So far I have 0.
  • In my defense, I wrote four pages for one paper and then realized I had chosen the wrong answer and so I had to re-do the whole thing. I hope to have at least one done by the end of this weekend.
  • I realize that I don’t write as much about our finances anymore… it’s pretty boring to just say month after month, “hey, we’re still saving for a house and it’s going well!”
  • Eric and I have started meeting with a Certified Financial Planner. So far, it’s been amazing! Should definitely write about this. Do any of you have a financial planner?
  • Life lately has been work, school, work, school, family time, work, school…

I wish something exciting would happen to me to get me out of this blogging rut. Bloggers say having a baby offers lots of blog content…hmm, maybe we should get on that?



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Lauren October 10, 2014 - 10:58 am

Just found your blog recently and love it. I’d really like to find out more about the certified financial planner! Like how you found one and how it’s helped.

Jessicarod1121@gmail.com October 10, 2014 - 8:18 am

I’m going to see GG tonight! thanks for the heads up on the nude scene! lol. I work in a Wealth Management firm with tons of FP I would like to see how your visits went. I’m actually considering doing that myself 🙂

hmdsd October 10, 2014 - 4:48 am

financial planner? I really really like to know more about it! I always thought we just have to save, and that it! but financial planning?? this it new!

Julie @ Girl on the Mov October 9, 2014 - 8:26 pm

I’d love to hear about meeting with the Certified Financial Planner!

evolvingpf@gmail.com October 9, 2014 - 7:39 pm

I want to hear about meeting with a CFP! Especially why it would be more than 1 (or 2?) meeting…

One Frugal Girl October 9, 2014 - 2:06 pm

It seems like there have been a lot of references to babies in your more recent posts. Are you getting the itch to have one? By the way did you consider the costs of having a baby when you were debating the HMO vs PPO question? I know there can be crazy differences in coverage between these two options.

Tonya@Budget and the Beach October 9, 2014 - 11:34 am

I’m getting my dad to take me to see gone girl. Not sure how awkward it will be with ben’s full nudity but hey, at least it’s frugal for me. 🙂 I hear it’s good. Anyway, I’d say if nothing exciting is happening with your finances except for being on a healthy track, that’s awesome!

newlywedsonabudget October 9, 2014 - 12:06 pm

It’s not the nude scene I would be worried about…there are a few risque scenes (p.s. didn’t even know about his nude scene until after I saw the movie, that’s how brief it was!! I would have paid more attention if I knew there was a nude scene)

Ceci Bean October 9, 2014 - 8:41 am

Having a baby might get you out of a rut, but it will also take your financial goals in a new direction. Or at least, that’s what I’m finding. I’m 31 weeks pregnant and suddenly find myself preparing to move in 3 weeks into a new house. That was not the plan at the beginning of the year!

Jessica October 10, 2014 - 8:16 am

Totally agree 37 weeks pg here and signing closing in a week or so! I didn’t plan on buying a house for another year or two! ha got to love life’s unexpected changes 🙂

Jocelyn October 9, 2014 - 4:45 am

The good thing is that you have so much previous blog content, that newer readers like me have plenty to comb through! I was looking at some of your old posts, like the 5-year plan for saving up for a house. Lots of great info there!! thanks for all your blog love 🙂

savvyfinanciallatina@gmail.com October 8, 2014 - 8:06 pm

I feel that same rut. I have had such writer’s block. Nothing seems significant to write about.

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