Tag: money

  Sometimes when I'm looking for a dramatic change, I do something dramatic. So... here I go again... I tell you this so I'm accountable. No changing my mind now! Beginning 01/01/19 I embark on my second 1-year spending fast. It's a full year. No buying anything new. I lay ground rules, I challenge my spending habits, and I change. Both on the inside and the outside....

Here it is. The nitty-gritty, nakedness of how we try to be wise with money day-to-day. This wraps up a 3-part series on how sharing finances makes our marriage stronger. If you missed the first two, catch up with; How Sharing a Bank Account Makes Your Marriage Stronger and How to Enjoy Budgeting. Why does money management even matter in your marriage? Because it's one of the top 10 reasons why couples get divorced, according to Huffington Post last fall. You could almost conclude that half...

I've been there. You've been there. I was on my first-ever solo vacation in the east coast. This was going to be a super cheap trip because I was going to camp all the way. I didn't really budget, or create any plan for that matter... I just went. Of course I wanted to hit a seafood spot or two in every province.. and camping wasn't quite as cheap as I expected. I pull my borrowed, black Toyota up to a gas station on a sunny day. I fill up my car to the...

You work hard for the money you make. At least, most of the time. Yes? Maybe you're getting married. Or you are married. Or you're thinking about it. But you want to keep your finances separate. After all, what you make is yours and what your partner makes is theirs. Yes? Plus, you want the freedom to buy what you want. Who wants to "ask" their spouse if they can buy something. Are we all 13 again?? Actually – we've realized that...

  In the spring of 2011. I embarked on a 365 day spending fast. Why? I’m Greedy. So what? Once, a baby peed all over my lap because his mom didn’t have any diapers. Once, I held the hand of a homeless man who was in agony, and he couldn’t tell me why. Once, a woman said “God bless you!!” with a huge, toothless smile when I had only given her half a sandwich....