I spent too much time this afternoon working with a product that has fundamental problems. Frustrated, but trying to keep my cool, I contacted the vendor (someone I know in real life) about the problem. Vendor: “Try this.” Me: “Done. It’s still not working well. I think there’s a problem with your product.” Vendor: “The …
I’m incredibly thankful for our jobs. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy days like to day as a family.
Chris and I don’t make a lot of money, but our jobs do more than pay the bills. Here are some of my favorite examples:
Since I started blogging about my family’s personal finances, I’ve mentioned the tool You Need A Budget a few times, and based on the questions I’ve received on Facebook and in person, it seems that Chris and I’ve turned a few people on to it. So I thought I’d take a blog post and give you the low down.
Ever since I took over our family finances in July, I’ve become a voracious reader of personal finance books. And I haven’t spent a dime on books because of this incredible thing called the library.* I started by reading quite a few Dave Ramsey and Larry Burkett books, and now I am branching out to other personal finance, investing, and economics books that pique my interest.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we have officially entered the Christmas season. I am in the camp of “Give Thanksgiving a Chance,” and I’m not a fan of executing anything Christmas-related until after Turkey Day. Still, Chris had the week off from work, and he and E needed a project, so I gave my blessing for putting up Christmas decorations this week.
My family and I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! The Lord has allowed us to turn around our family finances and to put ourselves on a new financial trajectory. He has given us more than we deserve, and we are so very grateful for his grace and mercy to us.
In addition to working on our budgeting and spending, in the fall, August, September, and October were “do grown-up things” months. After reading several personal finance books, I was reminded that there were a number of things that we needed to address.