Don’t Be Blue This Holiday Season
November 21, 2017
This past week, I participated in a Summit webinar on mindful holiday spending. There were a lot of really great tips and ideas presented during the lunchtime webinar, but a couple of themes really resonated with me as we approach the holiday season. But I’m conflicted on how to convert those themes into actions this season. Allow me to expand.
Another medical bill
November 15, 2017
One of the reasons that I chose to apply for Project Money earlier this year was that I had medical bills that were piling up, and I couldn’t get my head above water long enough to make a dent in the total. I had a medical flex spending account that I set up through my employer, but I didn’t have enough in that account to cover all of the medical bills.
Where did all my money go???
November 8, 2017
I’ve been doing pretty good with my budget since starting Project Money. I’ve got money going into my 10 (yes, 10!) savings accounts as soon as my paycheck posts. The left over money goes to bills and “extras” like gas, groceries and the occasional Starbucks. Like the quiz from my last blog noted, I’m coasting along.
5 Down, 3 To Go
November 1, 2017
I’m about 5 months into Project Money and I’ve been blogging about a lot of financial changes from planning a stress free staycation to saving money at the grocery store and how to handle unexpected expenses. Early on in my blogs, I talked about how my money mindset was slowly changing, for the better.
No lawn mower? No problem.
October 25, 2017
“It’s a compression issue”. Those were the four words my [free] handyman (aka Fiancé Scott) said to me this week when he inspected my lawn mower after it died. And of course, it died halfway through mowing so I was left with a half mowed yard. And a dead mower. With a compression issue.
October 18, 2017
I got an urgent notice in the mail the other day and I did what most people do when they see piece of mail with an urgent notice – I set it on the counter and figured I’d just deal with it tomorrow. After all, if it was really that urgent, whoever it was who sent me this letter should have just picked up the phone and called instead of sending something so very important through the mail. Bad on them.