For those of you who know me, you know that I don’t emote well. That is, I am a fairly even-keeled woman. Not much ruffles my feathers, and I am not prone to bouts of any emotion: anger, joy, distress, happiness, sadness, excitement, worry, etc. But I am in the middle of a wild transition …
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.