• 2 Week Check in – No Buy Year

    January 14, 2019 admin

    Hi Everyone! We are 2 week (14 days) into this crazy No-Buy challenge. I figred I’d give you all a little update on how things are going thus far. I think anyone can do something for a couple of weeks. It’s a challenge, but the drive and motivation hasn’t worn off yet. So far I’m right in line with this. I’m still feeling excited and motivated to keep going. I’m feeling amped about my drive to change my way of…

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  • What’s New? A Bomb is Dropping on my Financial World!!!

    January 2, 2019 admin

    Happy 2019 everyone! New years are a great way to start new habits, or challenges to be your personal best. With that in mind, I’ve taken the last two months to decide what I’d really like to challenge myself to do in the new year. In 2018, I paid off one student loan, lost over 35lbs., changed my eating and exercise habits, and made some great strides in my personal life. So, what do I do now? Let’s get crazy!…

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  • Wardrobe Wednesday: Start Where You Are (90 Day Challenge)

    October 3, 2018 admin

    When I began my capsule journey, I was mesmerized by perfectly curated closets. I wanted to get to a point where my closet reflected MY style, was timeless but trendy, and I didn’t have to think about what to wear every single morning. I figured that by curating my closet to look effortlessly chic, it would help me overcome the compulsion to shop and make me more content with what I have in my closet. Oh boy, was I wrong.…

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  • Weekend Wanderings: Great American Beer Fest, Meeting Our Heroes, and Science Projects

    September 25, 2018 admin

    Hi all! Now that we’ve had a couple of days to recover from our CRAAAAZY weekend, I thought I’d fill you in on all the dirty details! Great American Beer Fest (GABF): The Great American Beer Festival is the largest Beer festival and competition in the U.S. It’s hosted in our city, which is fantastic! However, it sells out extremely quickly and is very hard to get tickets for. Enter “Event Hacking!” Similar to house hacking, travel hacking, etc. We…

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  • Finance Friday: Decrease Your Expenses

    September 21, 2018 admin

    In the journey to become debt free, it’s important to assess where your money is going. Here are some tips to decrease your expenses, today!     One thing, in the ever challenging goal to shrink your monthly expenses, is trying to figure out WHERE to cut costs. We get so used to just paying certain bills and assuming that bill is necessary. I wanted to share a couple of tips that we’ve incorporated to keep our monthly expenses low,…

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  • Shoes. In the REAL World.

    September 20, 2018 admin

    May I get REAL with you for a moment? I’ve spent many years chasing the latest trends. I’ve fawned over Carrie’s shoe in Sex and the City. I’ve bought many pairs of shoes with the desire to strut around casually on cobblestone roads like a graceful gazelle. Sadly, in the real world stilettos and cobblestone would likely land me in the ER. This brings me to a big question. Do you really like your uncomfortable shoes? Or do you kick…

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  • Mindfulness Monday: Achievement.

    September 17, 2018 admin

    We all have the desire to be productive, to accomplish things day to day, week to week and so on.  We often measure our accomplishments by material or physical things that can be seen.  From small achievements like grocery shopping, to larger goals such as buying a house or a car.  Sometimes, being caught up in the rat race, working five days a week, leaves little room for our desired accomplishments.  The end of the work day or the weekends arrives…

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  • Weekend Wanderings: Kid Capsules, Chickens, and Debt Payments

    September 17, 2018 admin

    This is my first post of the Weekend Wanderings series! It’s great to spend time away from the computer and really live. So, let me recap our weekend happenings. Kid Capsules: The girls (13 year old twins) are going through rapid growth and have successfully grown out of a large portion of their wardrobe. So, I decided to cut their clutter and set them up with their own capsule wardrobe! They were absolutely on board because it makes it easier…

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  • Fall Capsule 2018

    September 13, 2018 admin

    The leaves are turning, pumpkin spice everything wafts through the house, there is a gentle crispness to the air. Just kidding. It’s still 90 degrees out. I’ll be honest though, I’m ready for Fall. I love the transitional time of the year. I’m not a huge fan of the cold, but I am a huge fan of fires in the fireplace and cuddling up on the couch with a fuzzy blanket and a good book. This is the first season…

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  • Hawaii Vacation on a Budget

    September 7, 2018 admin

    Taking a dream vacation doesn’t have to cost a fortune. See how we were able to take a trip of Maui, Hawaii on a budget.

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  • Our FI Story

    September 7, 2018 admin

    I suppose the first place to start would be “what is FI?” FI – Financial Independence: Typically means having enough income to pay your living expenses for the rest of your life without having to work full time. Some people achieve this through saving and investing over many years, while others build successful businesses that can generate income without daily supervision. Who wouldn’t want to be financially independent?  Apparently 95% of the US population! Pretty crazy to think, isn’t it?A couple…

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  • What’s Your Passion?

    September 26, 2018 admin

    I was recently binge watching TEDtalks and I came across a wonderful speaker named Ashley Stahl. She spoke about Unlocking Your Authentic Career. Ashley stated that it all comes down to three key questions… What are you good at? What do people tell you you’re good at? What’s holding you back? Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? Perhaps not so much. I began meditating on these questions and found that it’s much harder to be real with myself about my natural…

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