Time to Sweat The Small Stuff

With a few months left in the year, I thought it would be nice to tackle smaller goals. Focusing on big wins usually gives you gives you great returns, but every so often it’s time to take of financial housekeeping. I’ve spendt this weekend looking for ways we can optimize our finances, whether it’s by consolidating accounts, […]

2012 Financial Goals

When we were going over our family budget last week, my husband and I also talked about some financial goals that we have to accomplish. There are no ifs, ands, or buts, – we have to get it done. For those unfamiliar with SMART goals, here’s the basics on them: Specific: Choose a specific goal. […]

Learning from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs: Lessons From Life No doubt, you’ve seen plenty of tributes about Steve Jobs and lessons gained from his life. I think the flood of responses and reflections shows the impact that he’s had on many people. I’m just going to share two quotes from him that I appreciate and think can help add […]

If I Had A Million Dollars…

What would I do with a million dollar windfall?  While reviewing some blogs from the Yakezie network, I saw a question posed by Sandy from Yes I Am Cheap for a personal finance meme last week. I found this to be a fun exercise and conversation for my husband and I. It gave us an opportunity to define […]

Changing Our Financial Strategy

We changed the plan because after looking at our financial priorities, I realized the original plan didn’t quite match what we wanted to accomplish. I wanted to go ahead and explain why we changed the game plan and what we’re going to do now. The Original Plan I can’t believe how quickly the year is going. If […]

Our Financial Goals for 2011

I’ve been meaning to write this a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve been under the weather for awhile. I just want to quickly say thank you to all the bloggers who pitched in and graciously shared some guest posts on my site. It’s been extremely helpful as the posts gave me time to take […]