Archive for the 'saving money' Category

In Which The Geek In Me Is Showing

I have never considered ┬ámyself a “math” person, but there is something so beautiful about spreadsheets and having a solid plan. I’m talking about saving money here ­čÖé Nathan and I are working hard to meet some goals for the year. We have a list of 6 separate things that we are saving for right […]

May Is Here!

Hello May. I have big plans for you. First of all, this month we’re tightening our belts and cutting out as much “extra” stuff from our budget as possible. We really want to get more money in savings to finish up our emergency fund. We wont be able to finish it this month, but it […]

On the weather, being “weird” and starting to pack!

It is a beautiful day in Tennessee. We must be getting acclimated because I decided to turn off the A/C today and it’s 84 degrees. We do have a couple of fans running. It’s probably a combination of getting used to the weather and trying our darndest to work on keeping our expenses down right […]

A Plan, Perhaps?

We’ve been praying a lot about what we should be doing in regard to housing. We had a meeting with a financial counselor yesterday and he helped us look at options and I think we have a plan that is better than sitting around and wishing for the housing market to get better. 1. We’re […]

In Which I Talk About Finances

We’ve had some ups and downs when it comes to financial news lately. A month ago we were thinking we were going to have to find a way to cut our budget by about $570 a month. There are various reasons for this that wouldn’t be appropriate for me to share on a public blog […]

The Treasure Principle

There are two ways I can do this blog post. 1. Tell you to go and buy/borrow/check-out the book The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn and leave it at that., or 2.)Tell you about the book and how it impacted me and encourage you get it yourself to read later. I’m going with option 2. […]

I Don’t Know When It Started

Have you had an experience like this? For several months Nathan and I have been in situations where we have heard the same message over and over again. It’s about our stuff. It’s about possessions and money and how we use them. So, I’m going to share our story and what this theme is that […]

Are You Eating Your Disposable Income?

I just read an article that claimed that Americans spend half ┬átheir grocery budget on dining out. I’m not against trips to McDonalds and Chuy’s, but there is no question it’s more expensive to eat out than to plan meals and eat at home. image credit When we were a two-income family with no kids, […]