Remember when I told everyone why we weren't refinancing our mortgage? And then I ate my words by posting about our upcoming mortgage refinance? Well, good news, ladies and gents! Our mortgage refinance has finally closed, and there were NO ISSUES! Yes, really, it was as smooth as the other side of the pillow (wait, what's the saying again?). Either way, it was awesome, and now we're saving $200 a … [Read more...] about Mortgage Refinance Completed!
Archives for November 2012
It was about 4 1/2 years ago that Michelle and I sat down for the first time with a paper and a pencil to create our first budget just before getting married. Now, up until this point, we had kept our finances separate, which I think was a good idea, but now we were engaged and about to start our life together, so I wanted to make sure we were on the same page financially. This was a MUCH more … [Read more...] about Our First Budget Story
As we approach one of the biggest national holidays in the U.S., my Facebook page has been flooded with family and friends talking about what they are thankful for in their lives. My sister in particular has been doing this daily and it really has gotten me thinking about what I an truly thankful for in my life. And though I am truly grateful for everything we have been blessed with in our lives, … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving
If you want to witness sadness and the total consummation of the human soul with materialism, stop by your local Best Buy or Wal-Mart sometime this week before Thanksgiving. News sources in California and Ohio are already reporting that a line of people has started forming for the Black Friday door-buster deals. Yes, today is Monday. Yes, there people are foregoing a national holiday to save a few … [Read more...] about Black Friday: The Saddest Day Of The Year
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Budget Friday. This is seriously my favorite parts about personal finance, the chance to help others get on a budget, get out of debt and reach their financial goals. I love showing the power of a well-thought out budget plan, and the long term results they can have. Today's budget is from Kim from the site Eyes on the Dollar. Kim age 38, … [Read more...] about Budget Friday: Submission 5
Have you ever wondered why you can get cruise ship tickets so darn cheap? I mean, just hop on over to cheapcruises.com and see all the awesome and ridiculously inexpensive deals you can get on Bahamas and Caribbean cruises. We were able to secure our 4 night cruise to the Bahamas for only $249 per adult. I know what you're thinkin', pretty flippin' sweet, eh? (what am I Canadian now?) And though … [Read more...] about First Cruise Ship? 5 Big Ticket Items To Watch Out For