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  • Free Food In February

    Free Food In February

    Well, this first half of February has been rough financially on us. Making those last two monthly 7K payments on the mortgage doesn't leave us with much wiggle room outside of regular bills for fun …
  • Mortgage Free By 30 Round 2 Racing Toward Freedom

    Mortgage Free By 30 Round 2 Racing Toward Freedom

    Made a $7,025 payment!   We've been working our butts off here this past month in order to pay all of the regular bills and stay on track to pay off the mortgage by Andrew's …
  • Featured on the His & Her Money Show

    Featured on the His & Her Money Show

    Hi everyone! We are so excited to announce that we were interviewed for a podcast episode of His & Her Money by America's #1 Money Couple, Talaat and Tai, and the episode went live this …
  • Mortgage Free By 30 Update Organize & Automize

    Mortgage Free By 30 Update Organize & Automize

    Weeks 1-2: Automate for less brain clutter   I've been spending the past two weeks since the beginning of the year organizing and automizing the house, our budget, money allocations, and meal prep to set …
  • Mortgage Free By 30 Round One

    Mortgage Free By 30 Round One

    Day Zero 12-31-15: Made a $7,000 Mortgage payment   It's Day Zero of our challenge for the next 10 months, Mortgage Free By 30, and we've been making preparations since Christmas to ready our bank …
  • Garage Sale Finds & eBay Sales. 12/22/15

    Garage Sale Finds & eBay Sales. 12/22/15

    Some of our readers have asked for more posts detailing the outcomes of our re-selling adventures, so we're here to deliver. It's an easy thing to say what you *could* sell an item for, but …
  • Mortgage Free By 30!

    Mortgage Free By 30!

    Why we're giving ourselves 10 Months to pay $64,000   “Mortgage Free by 30”. It's written throughout our house on the fridge, in the office, in my planner, and it's always on our minds. Financial …
  • Why I Hate Money

    Why I Hate Money

    Ten Reasons Why I Hate Money Written By a Millennial With Not Enough Ok, I'll admit that I don't actually hate money altogether-that would be quite scandalous for a finance blog! What I mean is …
  • Goodwill Haunting- 5 of the scariest Goodwill finds

    Goodwill Haunting- 5 of the scariest Goodwill finds

    Here are 5 stories that will make you want to wear gloves (or a rosary) next time you're in a Goodwill.   Partial Dentures One night last winter, we took a drive out to our …
  • Five Degrees

    Five Degrees

    While walking around inside the house on a cold winter day, I caught my husband, clad only in shorts and a cutoff, bumping up the thermostat to a sweltering 73°F. “That's it!” I yelled. “Go …
  • How to Avoid Laziness and Overcome Being Lazy Right Now

    How to Avoid Laziness and Overcome Being Lazy Right Now

    How To Avoid Laziness Have you ever met one of those people that just can't seem to slow down no matter what they're doing? The aunt who comes for a visit and tidies up your …
  • Awakening Part II

    Awakening Part II

    “Although I didn't know it then, I was about to be trading my way straight into one of the greatest financial collapses of all time...” It was the stock market crash of 2008. I don't …
  • Paid off $39,545.96!

    Paid off $39,545.96!

      We will most certainly post the follow up story of how and why we decided to pay off our student  loan debt in this way. We just wanted to get the visual out there …
  • Awakening

    Awakening

      Where I Began: My Financial Awakening I believe the Spring of 2008 to be the beginning of my journey. There is no exact date on when I started on this life path to be …