Welcome to the first addition of Thirsty Thursday! This is my time to ramble on about my week, finances, blog posts I’ve read, random happenings in my life, and a place for me to get everything off my chest. Right now I wish I was drinking: A Moscow Mule (pictured above). One of my all … More Thirsty Thursday Thoughts – First Edition
A lot of the items we received for our wedding turned out to be some of our most loved kitchen and adventure items. I’m planning on doing a post about how we set up our registry and where we decided to register, but in the meantime I thought it would be fun to share the … More The Registry Items We Use The Most
With all of my focus going towards saving money and paying down debt, it’s easy for me to get caught up in what I’m not doing right and completely disregard all the things I am doing right. Instead of being proud of paying $450 towards our loans earlier in the month, we both skimmed right past … More The ways in which we are frugal
As much as I love romance, chocolate, and flowers, we just aren’t the couple that puts a lot of thought into Valentine’s Day celebrations. I’d rather eat a nice dinner and then go out for dessert than get all gussied up for a dinner out at an expensive restaurant, and luckily for me Mr. M&M … More The first hike of the year and a frugal Valentine’s weekend
What’s up blog-land! I’m currently sitting in my sweats catching up on Scandal. It’s one of my many guilty pleasures, I love that it allows me to shut my brain off for a few hours and focus on the hectic world of Olivia Pope. Turns out she also has some pretty good financial advice. Monday and Tuesday … More Friiiiidayyyyy!!!
While listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Listen Money Matters, I realized something that makes me unique from a lot of the personal finance bloggers out there. One of the questions Andrew and Thomas answered was regarding early retirement and how to invest for that type of situation. It then dawned on me… I don’t … More I don’t want to retire early and here’s why
One of the ways I know we can save money is by bulk cooking. I like to plan our dinners in advance so I know exactly what we need when we go grocery shopping, which helps us to stay within our grocery budget and keeps us from buying hot cheetoes and 3 gallons of rocky road … More Meatless Monday: Three Bean Chili
If it’s one thing you should know about me it’s that I love food and will never ever restrict my budget so much that I can’t enjoy it. Being vegetarian means I eat a lot of plants but that doesn’t mean those plants are smothered in delicious curries or deep-fried to perfection. Second to food … More Spending money on food is 100% worth it… but we still need to cut back
And it feels great! We used $300 from my winnings plus another $155 that we had leftover from last month and put it towards our highest interest and largest loan. Last night we also set up autopay for both of our loans so that at the bare minimum we’ll be contributing $250 per month towards … More We made our first loan payment!
This week has been an emotional one for me. I don’t do well with an overwhelming change in schedule and right now I feel like my life is going at warp speed. Currently I’m trying to get a paper published but am running into technical issues with the last few experiments I need to get … More Communicating about money and my crazy thoughts