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  • May Recap

    Hey! Man I have a had a busy few weeks. Things are starting to slow down and I have a feeling they are going to drag on for the next 24 days. 24 days until my dearest husband is home. Then we have two and a half months of weddings and family and friends and […]

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  • Summertime Spending Blues + Job Promotion

    It is only May 13th, and we are already feeling the excitement of spending money this summer. Sure, it was easy to budget during the winter and not spend much money because lets face it, its ok to stay inside. Once the sun shines and I¬†can walk outside in a t-shirt, I start to think […]

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  • April Recap

    Happy Cinco De Mayo! Lets just jump right into it. Where else did our money go in April and how were we able to contribute so much of it to our debt? My little European trip has a lot to do with it. This is one of the great benefits of traveling for work in […]

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  • March Budget Recap

    Hey Folks! I hope everybody had a great Easter! I did because I got to see my husband for a few days ūüôā We are about half way through his 6-month deployment so this little European Adventure we were able to have¬†was so nice! ¬†His visit wasn’t cheap by any means, which brings me into […]

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  • Refinishing an End Table on a Budget

    A little over year and a half ago an old coworker of mine was selling an end table for 15 dollars. I was in tech school at the time so I told the hubby (who was just my fianc√© at the time) that he absolutely needed to go get this end table because it was […]

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  • March Outlook

    The end/beginning of each month sure calls for¬†a lot of posts. Hopefully this month I have more time to post in the middle of the month as well. Now it is time to see where our debt is currently standing on this first day of March. I am definitely happy with our progress. So here […]

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  • February Budget Recap

    Happy Saturday! As mentioned yesterday, I am going to go over our budget for February so you can see how we were able to put so much towards our debt. I will start by showing the breakdown. First, let me start with the income. Our budgeted income was based solely on what are previous checks […]

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  • February Budget and Debt

    Happy Groundhog’s Day! New month, new budget. We are attacking this month a little differently when it comes to our spending money. I decided to use the cash envelope system. I have envelopes labeled with each category and a certain amount of cash in it. I can only spend that cash! I really think it […]

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  • Plan of Attack

    Old Plan I used to think I always handled money pretty well. I started saving when I had my first job back in 2004. I have always known it is important to save. So here is how we used to handle our monthly income. ¬†Pay bills–minimum payment on any loans ¬†Put money into Emergency Savings […]