Grow Where You’re Planted

I hate cheesy platitudes.  Like, I really despise them.  If it’s in the college dorm decoration section at Target or a trending hashtag, you can pretty much bet that it will never leave my lips under any circumstances other than mockery and mourning for tomorrow’s generation.  But for some reason, “grow where you’re planted” gets a […]

Update #9 – April 2017

Well, I can’t say that we matched last month for progress, but we’re still trucking right along.  Our progress this month was slowed a little by Rachel’s family reunion, but we decided together that it was worth the speed bump.  Now, the good stuff! The Numbers January 2016 (Start) March 2017 April 2017 Car Loan $4,685.88 PAID […]

Book Review – The Total Money Makeover

Note: This article contains an affiliate link.  If you buy the book through the link I provide in this post, I will earn a small commission, which will go towards helping me pay for the site’s hosting fees.  Thank you! This is it.  The book that kick-started our journey out of debt, and that gave […]

Update #2 – September 2016

Hitting the Gas This month was a pretty good one.  We agreed to really focus on paying off R’s car first, since that’s what “the plan” says to do, and we’ve put everything else on minimum payments.  I can’t stress enough the importance of having that $1,000 in savings as a cushion.  I’m getting ready […]