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!