3, 2, 1 – WE’RE DEBT FREE!

We did it. We paid off $114,000! A while ago, actually. I’m just now writing this because I needed time to comprehend this new debt-free life we are living. There has been a type of haze surrounding our accomplishment because it’s a day you dream about but never feel it will actually arrive. Then the day arrives, …

TRAVEL PLANNING MADE SIMPLE

I love to travel. Not any specific type of travel, either. I like any and all of it. Whether it’s laying beachside at an all-inclusive or crossing off historic sites from a detailed itinerary. The adventure of exploring new places makes me feel alive. In recent years I’ve come up against the challenge of finding a …

WANING MOTIVATION

Why don’t more people talk about this part of paying off debt? I feel like a broken record over here, but it is H-A-R-D to knock this last bit out. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. We WILL pay it off and it’s not THAT hard. It’s not like staring down the barrel of a 2.5 …

FORTITUDE

This snowball stuff is tough. I’ve been in a slump the past few weeks. Mostly feeling sorry for myself and having an impatient attitude. Why does debt take so long to go away?! Doesn’t it know I have other things I’d like to do with my income? Isn’t two years enough? WHAT MORE DO YOU …

HEALTHY BALANCE

Balance can be difficult. Balancing our relationships, our jobs, our health, our hobbies. Constantly catching, tossing, and watching all that we juggle. Searching for the perfect equilibrium that gives us a sense of control. It can be tough to balance, but oh-so worth it. I’ve been working hard lately at improving all areas of my life: personal …

1 BUDGET, 2 PEOPLE, 3 IDEAS

You have made the commitment to manage your finances. Truly manage them. Leaving behind the days of “paycheck to paycheck” and confronting your finances with confidence. With a budget. Creating your first budget can be a tad overwhelming. Not only are you giving yourself boundaries with your finances. You are being intentional with your spending. …