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  • How Much Debt Did We Pay Off in 2016?

    Happy Saturday! I can’t believe the first month of 2017 is almost over. I hope everyone is still sticking to their resolutions/goals for the year. You can do it! We made a goal two years ago to pay off our $145K+ of debt in 3.5 years, and let me tell you… we are still sticking […]

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  • How We Paid Off $66k In 18 Months

    In November of 2014, we had some friends over for Thanksgiving. Just in casual conversation, I found out they had read Dave Ramsey’s “The Total Money Makeover,” and were following him. I had never heard of him or his book but just the brief conversation intrigued me. I bought the book and read it on […]

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  • 2016 Mid-Year Recap: Where did all of our money go?

    During my first of year of blogging I was doing a monthly recap showing where all of our money went for that month. I think that is a very important piece to paying off debt, holding ourselves accountable, and inspiring others. If you don’t know HOW we were able to put X amount of dollars […]

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  • 2016 Financial Goals Update

    Goals set an outline for your life. Whether it be writing them down on a sticky note for the day, in a notebook for the week, on the fridge for a month, or shoot, even on a blog for the year, they guide you into the direction you envisioned for yourself. They help you along and […]

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  • How to get Motivated about your Finances

    I tend to find myself comparing finances with fitness. While the two are completely different, the approach to them can be quite similar. You have to get motivated about both of  them, you need to set goals, you need to track your progress and you need to stay committed. Skipping any of these steps is only […]

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  • January Recap

    It has been awhile since I made a post detailing where our money went for that month. No better time to start than January! We are currently in the middle of trying to get settled in Italy. PCSing can sure be an inconvenience on military families; especially PCSing overseas. We have to live in a […]

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  • 2016 Financial Goals

    Hello there! First month of 2016 is almost done! Have you stuck to your resolutions? If not, you can always start again! I planned on making some goals (outside of Financial Goals) for the year, but still haven’t gotten around to writing them on paper. However, I do have our Financial Goals for this year […]

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  • How much DEBT did we pay off in 2015? Did we reach our goals?

    Wow! I can’t believe it has been a year since we decided to tackle our debt.  I remember saying that if for some reason at the end of the year we were back to our old spending habits then we wouldn’t continue this. We stopped all money going towards savings and retirement to pay off […]

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  • Time to catch up! First, a recap of Oct, Nov, and Dec.

    Happy 2016 Everyone! With a new year comes new goals and a recap of the previous year! However, it has been much longer than I thought since I made a post. A lot has happened. So before we get into 2016, first, let me fill you in on the past few months. We paid off our […]

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  • How I Make and Track Our Budget

    Happy Monday! Every month I go over the previous months budget with you all by showing you my spreadsheet of how much money went to which category. Well I decided to show you how I arrive at the point. It is an ongoing process that kind of makes me chuckle at myself and my husband […]