Category Archives: Setting up for Success

2017: The Goal Edition

Are you ready for some goals!?  I love goals so much.  Let’s see what I’ve projected, estimated, and maybe just hoped! Spending Goal Stretch Goal Comments Electricity $550 $525 The goal should be a tiny push, but nothing crazy.  Now … Continue reading

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How we Paid off $8,000+ in Medical Bills in 1 Year

Medical bills are a hot topic everywhere today.  One year ago, when I made my first appointment at the doctor for my lumpy neck and tea colored urine, I had little idea of what I was getting into.  It quickly … Continue reading

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Budget Breakfast Burritos

One of the things I am personally working on is nutrition.  I have been in a stage the last several months where if it’s something my stomach can tolerate and my nose can handle smelling, I eat it, regardless of … Continue reading

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“GRATIFY NOW”

Maybe work doesn’t excite you, maybe you don’t love your job and have never loved a job, maybe your coworkers aren’t your second family.  That’s not how it goes for me. I seriously missed work for the mental stimulation and … Continue reading

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Setting a Schedule to Keep it in House

In my preparations to go back to work, I decided to make a cleaning schedule because I have an unhealthy obsession with spreadsheets and because I know I need to balance my time in order to balance my money. I … Continue reading

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Deck and Garden Design

This weekend the Old Man and I were working on designing a new front porch.  Our existing porch has a few issues and as we dig deeper we decided to tear it all apart and redo it in plastic decking … Continue reading

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Expenses to Prepare for

March will be my last month at home and not working.  I will have been off work about 4 months by the time I return, but it only feels like a few days. I expect the rest of the month to … Continue reading

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