The ever-cool financial guru, J$ over at Budgets are Sexy posted a Financial Personality Quiz last week and I just got around to taking it. There weren’t as many questions as I expected there to be (aren’t I an incredibly complex and unique human being?) but I think they got it right! The first thing on … More My Financial Personality
Hello friends! It’s been a long while since I last posted, but all of a sudden I got the urge to document our progress and give an update, so that’s what I’m doing before scurrying off to work. Recently I calculated the amount we’ve paid down on our loans and it totals $2,000. Not too shabby, considering … More Life update and getting back on track
For once, the radio silence over at Mrs. M&M hasn’t been due to my lack of motivation or crazy work hours. Instead, I found out some very sad news last Wednesday and have been spending a lot of time with family since then. I’m very lucky to have my parents and husband close by, and … More Roth IRAs, savings accounts, and ETFs….what should we do?
A few days ago I mentioned that we follow the 60-40 Rule and think I should follow up on what that means for us as a newly married duo with student debt and savings goals, and how we came to this rule of ours. Everybody has their own way of managing money, and when you … More The 60-40 Rule
March was a great month for us thanks to our tax refund and a bit of side money we made. Here’s how the month broke down: Debt repaid: $250 automatic student loan payment + $420 extra student loan payment = $670 towards loans. We set up an automatic payment plan for our Stafford and Graduate … More March Recap
What’s up friends! I kind of dropped off the face of the blog world there, partly due to a busy work schedule and the conscious choice to limit my social media, and partly because I haven’t felt super motivated to blog. I’ve still been following along with everyone else’s blogs though, and I’m ready to … More Recently
Welcome to this week’s edition of Thirsty Thursday where I tell you all about the random thoughts in my head and you sit back and enjoy my craziness. This week I wish I was drinking: some sort of coconut drink. I’m inspired by The Single Dollar and wish I too was on a tropical vacation! 1. … More Thirsty Thursday Thoughts
As a child of the 80’s I really developed my musical tastes in the 90’s and 2000’s. So many CD’s were bought (Spice Girls, KC & JoJo, Ace of Base, TLC…the list of questionable music choices goes on and on) and above all else I absolutely loved my Destiny’s Child CD. Hearing those women sing such powerful … More 3 Money Lessons Learned From Destiny’s Child
This Meatless Monday meal is brought to you by one of my favorite cookbooks. Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi is a fantastic book filled with recipes that are inspired by the Middle East, and contains many spices and ingredients I have never heard of. Cooking from this book is a fun way for me … More Meatless Monday: make your own pitas
Now that we’ve finally gotten a hold of our finances I’m feeling pretty good about where we stand and where our savings goals will take us this year. Last month we switched things up a bit and decided to use our debit card for most of our purchases and save the credit card for reimbursements … More February update: Let the savings commence!