Category Archives: Money

Financial Windfalls

Well, another big lottery winner last month and unfortunately, once again, it was not me and my co-workers. One individual won something crazy like $758 million and, in my opinion, made quite a few mistakes right off the bat. The … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

Frustration vs Optimism

Frustration versus optimism: that seems to be my constant battle of the moods. I like to consider myself a fairly positive person. If I’m going to complain I try to do it in an upbeat, light-hearted way because honestly I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Money, Updates | 1 Comment

What I Spend My Money On (And what I don’t)

If you’ve read this blog even just a few times you’ll know that we live on a fairly limited budget. One salary doesn’t stretch as far as it did in years past and as a result, choices have to be … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

Lessons for my boys

I’ve got two awesome boys. I know parents say that all the time but mine really are. They are good students, hard workers, and most importantly they are good, kind people. My biggest concern when my husband died was how … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

Frugal Fatigue

Frugal fatigue is a popular term thrown around on a lot of personal finance blogs. Apparently it’s as contagious as mono. And evidently I must have missed the vaccination against it because I have a severe case.  Symptoms include being sick of penny … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

Buying vs Renting

One of the benchmarks of becoming a grown-up is getting your own place. Typically you live with your parents until you graduate high school and by the time you become a teenager you just can’t wait until it’s time for … Continue reading

Posted in Life 2.0, Money, Tiny Home | Leave a comment

PERSPECTIVE

I recently had the chance to go back to my hometown in Indiana for a few days. My hometown is in a small town in Indiana and as my boys have gotten older and involved in more and more activities, … Continue reading

Posted in Life 2.0, Money | Leave a comment

Diabetes sucks!

I just spent $711.64. Mortgage payment? Nope. Car payment? Nope. That’s a one month supply of insulin for my son. That’s our cost with the Humana discounted pricing apparently. Two days before my son’s 13th birthday we found out he … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

Lottery Fever

Lottery fever struck the United States the past two weeks. It culminated in 3 winning tickets for a 1.6 BILLION Powerball jackpot. That is insane. I can’t even fathom winning that amount of money. My department at work has a … Continue reading

Posted in Money | Leave a comment

Happy 2016

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already 2016. The years really do fly by so much more quickly the older you get. I think I’m less sad about myself aging and more so that my kids keeping older and more independent. … Continue reading

Posted in Life 2.0, Money, Resolutions, Updates | Leave a comment