For the first time in nearly two years, I actually deposited money into my savings account! Two years ago I unexpectedly quit my job. I did that without any real idea of what I would do next. I didn't plan it. I didn't think about the next step. I didn't pause. I didn't overthink it. I just quit. It's the first time in a long time that I've done something that impulsive. … [Read more...] about I deposited money into my savings account!
I spent the day yesterday making a road trip to visit my niece at her university. This is supposed to be a nice thing, I think. Regardless of the family drama, it was a nice visit. My niece is glowing, she's so happy at her new school. It was great to see; I'm so proud of her. Did I mention that I volunteered to drive me car? On the way back a rock hit and cracked my … [Read more...] about More proof that God hates me
A year ago my nephew received lots of money for his birthday. He couldn't have been less impressed with it; money wasn't real to him. He didn't understand what you did with it, didn't understand that it was useful. He handed it over to his mother without a moment's hesitation. Less than a month later, for Christmas, he was thrilled to get money in a few envelopes. "Wallet … [Read more...] about I’m not spending my money!
Something I should have done before I bought my car, "Get a Free Vehicle History Report Before You Buy a Car." I'm not having trouble with it, but I still should have done my homework. I didn't. I also didn't buy the economical car I had planned on buying, but that's a conversation/post for another day. It's not a surprise, not something that I woke up and discovered one … [Read more...] about Do your homework, then buy the car
Mint has a good post with some guidelines on things to do and to avoid when buying a house. "The Ten Commandments of Home Buying" covers a few things that are important to note. The things that resonated with me: Don’t bite off more mortgage than you can chew. Carry few or no other debts. Keep a big buffer. Have an emergency fund. Have good life, disability, and … [Read more...] about Home Buying rules