Update #4 – November 2016

November was a month of hurry-up-and-wait.  We are still waiting on the hospital bill to come in from R’s ER visit in October.  And we thought the waiting room took forever… The Numbers Here’s how November was for us, as of 11/30: January 2016 November 2016 Car Loan $4,685.88 $2,413.86 Discover Loan $5,511.82 $3,914.62 Discover […]

Gratitude in the Age of #Blessed

This is the time of year when we all gather round the table wearing Joey’s Thanksgiving pants*, stuff our faces way too full with turkey, potatoes, and pie, and then fall asleep in front of a fireplace or football game.  The common refrain around the end of November in America is “what are you thankful […]

Marry All of Your Spouse

In 1986, The Legend of Zelda hit the scene on the Nintendo Entertainment System and spawned generations of loyal fans, myself included.  Just one of the moments that are etched in the “favorite memories” section of so many brains around the world is referenced above.  Link, tasked with rescuing the kidnapped Princess Zelda, wanders into […]

I’m Not Smarter Than My Credit Card, and Neither Are You

You know that guy in your circle of friends that just got back from a 3-week backpacking trip through Europe?  Or that girl that’s somehow always taking a road trip to some picture-perfect destination in her brand-new wardrobe?  Would you believe that they pay for all of those awesome things with credit card points?  Yeah, […]