I’ve been trying to decide what my dumbest purchase was. The reason I was having a hard time coming up with one, is (1) I’ve made more than one really dumb purchase, and (2) a lot of good actually came out of my dumbest purchases, making them not seem so dumb. I finally decided that … Read moreThe Dumbest Purchase We Ever Made
I’ve never tracked my net worth before. And since my mom just sent out a Christmas letter telling all of our relatives about this blog, you won’t be seeing any specific numbers here today. :) What I will tell you is that for the first time in our married life, my husband and I are … Read moreI’m in the Black!
Do you ever look back and wonder, “What if I had known this when I was 18?” I know I do. It’s not that I live in the past and berate myself for mistakes that I’ve made. The school of hard knocks is a great teacher, and I know there are lessons I learned the … Read moreThings I Wish I Knew When I Was 18
I know you’ve all been waiting to read this. It’s time for me to reveal my best and worst financial decisions. When I began thinking about this topic, it didn’t take me long to figure out what to write about. Two decisions jumped out at me right away. I asked my husband what he thought … Read moreMy Best and Worst Financial Decisions: They Might Surprise You
My story isn’t unique. I grew up in a lower-middle class family….sometimes lower class, depending on the year. I graduated from high school with the high hopes of doing better for myself. I went away to college, and the first day I walked through the courtyard, I was hit with a credit card offer. A … Read moreMy Story
Once upon a time, 9 years or so ago, my husband and I lived a very frugal life. We had just had our first child, and I was a new stay at home mom. My husband worked at our local Christian radio station, and though the work was fulfilling, his paychecks were very small. At … Read moreBeingFrugal.net: How It All Began